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Nomination of Presidential Candidates at National Party Conventions – Massachusetts Law Posted on Jul 19

State law and national party rules play a part in prescribing the nominating process for President of the United States. Three of the four political parties registered with the Election Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth held primaries on March 1, 2016 and Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Nomination of Presidential Candidates at National Party Conventions – Massachusetts Law

Selection of Delegates to National Conventions – Massachusetts Law Posted on Jul 18

A word about Massachusetts law relating to the Presidential Election might be in order, particularly as it applies to the national party conventions taking place this summer. Presidential Primaries were held on the first Tuesday in March as required by M.G.L. c.  53, § 28.   …Continue Reading Selection of Delegates to National Conventions – Massachusetts Law

Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court Posted on Jun 15

Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court

Governor Charlie Baker introduced three Superior Court justices yesterday to fill three impending vacancies on Massachusetts’ highest court.  The judges, Kimberly Budd, Frank Gaziano and David Lowy will replace Associate Justices Fernanda Duffly, Francis Spina, and Robert Cordy who are all retiring this summer.  The   …Continue Reading Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court

Every day is a holiday! Posted on Jun 10

Who doesn’t love a holiday? But is every day a holiday? Well, yes and no. There are official holidays that are recognized by the Federal government. These days matter if you are filing court paperwork and need to know how to compute the time allowed. The list of   …Continue Reading Every day is a holiday!

Comments Sought on Child Support Guidelines Posted on Jun 1

The 2016 – 2017  Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force is seeking public comment and suggestions concerning the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. Written comments may be submitted to the Task Force at this email address: childsupport@jud.state.ma.us or by U.S. Postal Service to: Child   …Continue Reading Comments Sought on Child Support Guidelines

Law Day Activities Today Posted on May 11

The following will have activities on May 11: Boston Municipal Court-East Boston, 37 Meridian Street, from 5:30 p.m. First Justice John M. McDonald will preside over a Law Day Mock Trial, followed by Law Day Awards Ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. in the First Session   …Continue Reading Law Day Activities Today

Law Day Activities Today Posted on May 6

The following courts will have activities on Friday, May 6: Wrentham District Court, 60 East Street, First Session Courtroom, 9:30 a.m. Festivities will include the State Police Honor Guard, performances by the Medway High School Band, Boston Police Gaelic Column Pipes & Drums, and a   …Continue Reading Law Day Activities Today

Celebrate National Bike Month in May Posted on May 4

Celebrate National Bike Month in May

There are many reasons why people ride bicycles: to help the environment, to get some exercise, to raise money for a charity, to save money on gas and car repairs, to spend time with family and friends, or to enjoy the outdoors.  But whatever the   …Continue Reading Celebrate National Bike Month in May

Law Day Activities Today Posted on May 3

The following courts will have activities on Tuesday, May 3: Quincy District Court, One Dennis Ryan Parkway, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert A. DeLeo will deliver the keynote Law Day address. Those in attendance will include Trial   …Continue Reading Law Day Activities Today

Law Day Activities Today Posted on May 2

The following courts will have activities on Monday, May 2: Fall River District Court, 186 South Main Street, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The court is hosting its “Miranda: More than Words” Law Day event with the Fall River Bar Association. Local middle school students will   …Continue Reading Law Day Activities Today