Shira M. Diner

Biography

Shira M. Diner is Director of Associate Development and Recruitment at Todd & Weld.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Diner was a supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Training Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services.  Following law school, she was a clerk for the Superior Court of Massachusetts.

Ms. Diner serves as a commissioner on the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission, and she is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School.  Ms. Diner is a frequent lecturer on criminal law topics, and is chair of the Criminal Law Curriculum Advisory Committee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

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  • Background
    • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense Training Unit
    • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Legal Training Attorney, Criminal Defense Training Unit
    • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Staff Attorney
    • Massachusetts Superior Court, Law Clerk
  • Professional Activities
    • Commissioner, Massachusetts Sentencing Commission, August 2016-Present
    • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Chair, Criminal Law Curriculum Advisory Committee
    • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Membership Committee, 2015-Present
    • Member, Bail Reform Special Commission, Massachusetts Legislature
  • Publications / Lectures
    • Editor, Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts, MCLE, 2015
    • Contributor, Chapter 18, Probation, Massachusetts District Court Criminal Defense Manual, MCLE, 2016
    • Contributor, Chapter 3, Arraignment and Bail, Massachusetts District Court Criminal Defense Manual, MCLE
    • Contributor, Chapter 6, Detention Hearings, Massachusetts District Court Criminal Defense Manual, MCLE
    • Contributor, Chapter 16, Improper Closing Arguments, Trying Sex Offense Cases in Massachusetts, MCLE
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