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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

Governor signs bill changing voir dire in Superior Court Posted on Aug 17

Governor Patrick recently signed into law (Chapter 254 of the Acts of 2014) a bill that will allow a litigant or their attorney to question prospective jurors in criminal and civil cases tried in the Massachusetts Superior Courts.  The court may grant additional time or impose reasonable limitations   …Continue Reading Governor signs bill changing voir dire in Superior Court