Applicants will be expected to be familiar with the law in the following fields:
Access to Justice*
Descent & Distribution of Estates
Evidence (including Federal Rules)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure
Real Property (including Mortgages)
Unfair or Deceptive Practices (G.L. c. 93A)
Uniform Commercial Code (articles 1-9)
The examination will be conducted in part by written questions to be answered in writing and in part by printed questions to be answered by selections from answers submitted.
*The law to be tested in the field Access to Justice may include the following topics: Landlord-Tenant, including evictions, affirmative defenses and counterclaims, and fee-shifting statutes; Foreclosures; Divorce, including child custody, support, visitation; Termination of Parental Rights; Domestic Abuse; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Consumer Matters, including debt collection, predatory lending and unfair or deceptive practices; Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney, Advance Directives; Due Process doctrines related to fair hearings, civil commitment and civil right to counsel; Representation of nonprofit organizations; and Ethical rules including Massachusetts Rules of Professional Responsibility 1.2, 1.5, 1.14, 1.15, 4.3, 6.1, 6.5 and Limited Assistance Representation.
As amended April 25, 2014, effective July 1, 2016.