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The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parenting time, adoption, termination of parental rights, abuse prevention and wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and changes of name.

SJC Committee Seeks Lawyer Response in Evaluation of Trial Court Judges in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties

As part of the ongoing program to evaluate and enhance judicial performance, the Supreme Judicial Court is seeking response from attorneys who practice before the District, Superior, Juvenile, Probate and Family, and Housing Courts in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties. The SJC asks that any attorney who receives an email inviting them to log in and complete a questionnaire should take the time to complete it, as the more responses received, the more helpful the judicial evaluations will be. The SJC's evaluation program is the best opportunity for attorneys to offer their opinions of the members of the judiciary in an anonymous, confidential process.  The evaluation period is from the beginning of May through June. To learn more, or to get a copy of the questionnaire, click on the "learn more" link below or send an email to Mona.Hochberg@sjc.state.ma.us.

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