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Ex Parte Communications with Specialty Court Teams Posted on Jan 14

This week, the Massachusetts Trial Court released new Standing Order 1-16: Authority of the Judge with Respect to Communication with Specialty Court Teams which allows “A judge presiding over a specialty court … to initiate, permit or otherwise consider ex parte communications about defendants, juveniles or probationers with members of   …Continue Reading Ex Parte Communications with Specialty Court Teams

Word(s) of the Month: Ex parte Posted on Jan 13

Word(s) of the Month: Ex parte

 Words of Law is a regular feature of Massachusetts Law Updates, highlighting a particular word or phrase and its meaning in law. Today’s phrase is ex parte. Ex parte (x-par-tay) A term meaning for one party in a lawsuit.  Generally court procedure requires the opposing   …Continue Reading Word(s) of the Month: Ex parte