Massachusetts Law Updates

Official Blog of the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

Tag Archives: juries

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

Discharge of a Deliberating Juror Posted on Mar 7

“The discharge of a deliberating juror is a sensitive undertaking and is fraught with potential for error.  It is to be done only in special circumstances, and with special precautions.” Commonwealth v. Connor, 392 Mass 838 (1984). Two statutes describe the special circumstances for the   …Continue Reading Discharge of a Deliberating Juror