DA’s Office welcomes new employees

  • LANCIANI

  • SYED

  • WEECH

  • CARBAJAL

Staff Report
Published: 3/4/2021 2:40:59 PM
Modified: 3/4/2021 2:40:56 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Two new assistant district attorneys, Emaan Syed and Aidan Lanciani, have been hired by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

Syed, a District Court prosecutor in Northampton, was sworn in to the Massachusetts State Bar in January. According to a press release from Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Mary Carey, Syed studied economics and history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduating in 2015, she enrolled at Suffolk University Law School. During her final year at Suffolk Law in 2020, she was a certified student attorney working in the university’s Juvenile Defenders Clinic, where she represented juvenile clients in criminal cases in Boston Municipal Court.

Lanciani is a District Court prosecutor in Greenfield. According to the release, she studied criminology at Framingham State University before graduating in 2017. She later graduated from the Western New England School of Law in May 2020 and passed the first remotely administered bar exam in October. She has worked at Safe Passage in Northampton as a first contact specialist.

Additionally, two new advocates, Mariana Carbajal and Deanna Weech, have joined the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Assistance Unit. Advocates help victims and witnesses of crime navigate the court process, provide information in accordance with the Massachusetts Victim Bill of Rights and offer referrals to community resources, the release explains. They also provide services to family members of child victims and to survivors of homicide victims, and help victims of domestic violence file for restraining orders.

Carbajal is an advocate based in Northampton. She graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in legal studies in May 2020, according to the release.

Weech is an advocate based in Greenfield. She graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in forensic psychology in 2019.


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