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Learning the Ropes: New Superior Court Juror Voir Dire in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 13

Now that the Superior Courts of Massachusetts permit attorneys and self-represented parties to participate in juror voir dire, the Trial Court Law Libraries have information to help you learn effective procedures. Law: St.2014, Chapter 254, Section 2 Superior Court Rule: Superior Court Standing Order 1-15   …Continue Reading Learning the Ropes: New Superior Court Juror Voir Dire in Massachusetts

Amended Superior Court Standing Order 1-96 Posted on Jan 3

The Superior Court has issued amendments to Standing Order 1-96: Processing and Hearing of Complaints for Judicial Review of Administrative Agency Proceedings, effective February 1, 2015. You can find both the current and new orders at Superior Court Standing Orders. Here are two notable changes:   …Continue Reading Amended Superior Court Standing Order 1-96

Voir Dire by Attorneys and Pro-Se Litigants coming to Massachusetts Posted on Jan 2

The process of jury selection in Superior Court in Massachusetts will change on February 2, 2015, allowing participation by attorneys or self-represented parties in juror voir dire. A Standing Order has been issued by the Court to provide an interim procedure for the implementation of   …Continue Reading Voir Dire by Attorneys and Pro-Se Litigants coming to Massachusetts

Interim Procedure for Attorney and Self-Represented Party Participation in Juror Voir Dire Posted on Dec 10

The Supreme Judicial Court has announced an interim procedure to implement a new statute, St. 2014, Chapter 254, Section 2, which grants attorneys and self-represented litigants the right to participate in juror voir dire in the Superior Court. Voir dire is the part of the jury   …Continue Reading Interim Procedure for Attorney and Self-Represented Party Participation in Juror Voir Dire

Superior Court Rule 9A road map Posted on Feb 13

Are you bringing a motion in a Superior Court Civil case? If so, in addition to the particular Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure governing your motion, you’ll want to be familiar with the requirements of the Superior Court Rules 9 Motions and Interlocutory Matters, 9A Civil Motions, 9B Certificates of   …Continue Reading Superior Court Rule 9A road map