The parties shall confer in advance of filing any motion under Mass. R. Civ. P. 26 or 37 in a good faith effort to narrow areas of disagreement to the fullest possible extent. The party who intends to file the motion shall be responsible for initiating the conference. All such motions shall contain a certificate stating that the conference required by this rule was held, together with the date and time of the conference and the names of all participating parties. Motions unaccompanied by such certificate may be denied without prejudice to renewal when accompanied by the required certificate.

Effective July 1, 2005

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