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Attorneys Won’t Need to Register as Debt Collectors After All Posted on Apr 8

Just last week we reported on a requirement that attorneys whose primary business was debt collection register as debt collectors. On April 1, the Division of Banks changed its position. The agency has withdrawn its previous opinion letters and issued Opinion 013-018w, which says, in part:   …Continue Reading Attorneys Won’t Need to Register as Debt Collectors After All

New Professional Conduct Rule 3.8 Effective April 1 Posted on Mar 31

Newly amended Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3.8: Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor The prosecutor in a criminal case shall; (a) refrain from prosecuting where the prosecutor lacks a good faith belief that probable cause to support the charge exists, and refrain from threatening to   …Continue Reading New Professional Conduct Rule 3.8 Effective April 1

Mass. Bar Association Issues Report on Salaries for Criminal Justice Attorneys Posted on May 17

The Massachusetts Bar Association recently published a report entitled “Doing Right by Those Who Labor for Justice.” The salaries of Massachusetts prosecutors, public defenders and bar advocate attorneys were compared to “to those of attorneys performing the same functions in comparative jurisdictions, to publicly employed attorneys   …Continue Reading Mass. Bar Association Issues Report on Salaries for Criminal Justice Attorneys

Displaced Attorneys Posted on Oct 18

On October 6, 2005, the Supreme Judicial Court issued an order allowing lawyers displaced by Hurricane Katrina to practice in Massachusetts.