Shira Diner, Esq.

Criminal Defense Training Unit, Committee on Public Counsel Services

Shira Diner is the Director of Associate Development and Recruitment at Todd & Weld LLP.  Prior to her current position she was a public defender with the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) for 17 years most recently as the supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Training Unit where she helped coordinate and provide training for CPCS staff attorneys and bar advocates. Previously, Ms. Diner was a CPCS staff attorney in the Barnstable and then the Boston Superior Court Offices of CPCS.  She also completed a clerkship with the Massachusetts Superior Court.

In 2016 she was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission.  She is a member of the Massachusetts Legislature's Bail Reform Special Commission.  She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is an adjunct clinical professor of law at Suffolk University Law School. Ms. Diner is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and Northeastern University School of Law. 

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