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Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Criminal Rule 15 Posted on Jun 30

The SJC Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure invites comments on a proposed amendment to Mass. R. Crim. P. 15(a)(3). The Standing Advisory Committee previously proposed deleting Rule 15(a)(3) as that provision no longer reflects the law. The Standing Advisory Committee now   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Criminal Rule 15

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

Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Model Jury Instructions on Homicide Posted on May 5

The Supreme Judicial Court Model Homicide Instruction Committee invites comments on proposed revisions to the Model Jury Instructions on Homicide. The proposed revisions largely serve to update the instructions to reflect changes arising from opinions in recent years and to clarify portions of the instructions   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Model Jury Instructions on Homicide

Comments Invited on Probate and Family Court Initiatives Posted on Apr 21

The Probate and Family Court invites comment on a set of proposals to provide new mechanisms for a just and speedy resolution of family law cases.   The three proposed Probate and Family Court initiatives are: Family Centered Case Resolution and Case Management in the Probate   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Probate and Family Court Initiatives

Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Criminal Rule 15: Interlocutory Appeal Posted on Apr 4

Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Criminal Rule 15: Interlocutory Appeal

In Commonwealth v. Jordan, 469 Mass. 134 (2014), the Supreme Judicial Court expressed concern about “whether the ten-day period in rule 15(b)(1) for filing notices of appeal and applications to a single justice for leave to appeal is sufficient,” and requested the “court’s standing advisory committee on   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Criminal Rule 15: Interlocutory Appeal

Comments Sought on Proposed Changes to Rules for Civil Commitment Proceedings for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Posted on Mar 30

The Chief Justice of the Trial Court invites comments on the proposed amendments to Uniform Trial Court Rules for Civil Commitment Proceedings for Alcohol and Substance Abuse under G.L. c. 123, § 35.  The proposed amendments are necessitated by the passage of St. 2016, c.   …Continue Reading Comments Sought on Proposed Changes to Rules for Civil Commitment Proceedings for Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Comments Sought on Proposed Amendments to SJC Rule 3:10 Assignment of Counsel Posted on Mar 2

The Committee for Public Counsel Services proposed certain amendments to S.J.C. Rule 3:10, Assignment of Counsel.   To review the proposed amendments and to examine other issues related to determinations of indigency, the Justices appointed a Committee on Indigency in January 2015.   The committee met throughout   …Continue Reading Comments Sought on Proposed Amendments to SJC Rule 3:10 Assignment of Counsel

Extension until May 4 for Comments on Proposed Public Access to Court Record Rules Posted on Jan 29

In response to requests for extensions of time, the Trial Court Committee on Public Access to Court Records has extended the comment period for all comments on proposed Trial Court Rule XIV, Uniform Rules on Public Access to Court Records to May 4, 2016.  All comments   …Continue Reading Extension until May 4 for Comments on Proposed Public Access to Court Record Rules

Comments Invited on Proposed Court Rule Changes Posted on Nov 3

The Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure (SAC) invites comments on proposed amendments to Mass. R. Civ. P. 26(b) and Mass. R. Civ. P. 1. The proposed amendments were taken from amendments to the Federal Rules of   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Proposed Court Rule Changes

Comments Welcome on Sick Time Regulations Posted on May 6

The Attorney General has filed draft regulations, 940 CMR 33, to implement the Earned Sick Time Law, MGL c.149, s.148C,  which becomes effective on July 1. The public may comment through a variety of mechanisms. According to the press release, “Questions and requests for information can   …Continue Reading Comments Welcome on Sick Time Regulations