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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 Rules on Public Access to Court Records Posted on Jan 4

The Trial Court Committee on Public Access to Court Records invites comments on proposed Trial Court Rule XIV, Uniform Rules on Public Access to Court Records.  Proposed Trial Court Rule XIV consists of six rules as follows: Proposed Rule 1, Scope and Definitions Proposed Rule   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Proposed Rules on Public Access to Court Records

Public Access to Court Records: Public Hearing Posted on May 21

The Trial Court Public Access to Court Records Committee invites interested members of the public to appear before the Committee to provide comments concerning the public’s access to publicly available court case records. The hearing will be held on June 15, 2015. Chief Justice Paula   …Continue Reading Public Access to Court Records: Public Hearing

200th Anniversary Celebration of the Establishment of Massachusetts Public Law Libraries Posted on Feb 18

200th Anniversary Celebration of the Establishment of Massachusetts Public Law Libraries

  An Act approving the establishment of law libraries by lawyers in each county was approved by Governor Caleb Strong on March 2, 1815.  Beginning in 1842, these law libraries were open to the public.  For 200 years the libraries have provided access to the   …Continue Reading 200th Anniversary Celebration of the Establishment of Massachusetts Public Law Libraries