Probate and Family Court Department
|| Hon. Robert
Dianne Roland, Secretary
(781) 326-7200 x244
RELEASE ON: March 28,
and Family Court Announces Pilot Education
and Enhancement Program in the Norfolk Division
Probate and Family Court Department will initiate a pilot Judicial
Education and Enhancement program in its Norfolk Division during
April, May and June according to an announcement by Chief Justice
Sean M. Dunphy.
program, conceived by Associate Justice Robert Langlois, will involve
the judges sitting with each other and observing a colleague in
a motion or pre-trial session.
Justice Dunphy said, "The Norfolk pilot is part of a larger program
recommended by our Judicial Education and Enhancement Committee,
of which Judge Langlois is a member, to have judges observe the
approaches and techniques of other judges on the bench during sessions
of the court. I am pleased that the Norfolk Division judges have
taken the initiative to begin the program in their own Division.
I am certain they will gain many useful insights and learn new approaches
by observing their colleagues in the courtroom. By spreading the
ten days involved over an approximate three month period, the Norfolk
program should not be disruptive to case flow or inconvenience litigants
or members of the bar."