A panel of three justices of the Massachusetts Appeals Court will hear oral arguments in six appeals in a special session to be held at the UMass School of Law, located at 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth. The sitting, part of the Appeals Court's continuing outreach to communities outside Boston, is open to the public.
Oral arguments for each case take approximately thirty minutes. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The SJC Rule for cameras in the courtroom will apply: http://www.massreports.com/courtrules/sjcrules.htm#1:19. Interested media representatives should contact Tina LaFranchi in advance of the sitting.
Immediately following the session, members of the panel, Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Hon. Elspeth Cypher and Hon. Mark Green, will conduct an informal question and answer period for the students on general topics related to the role of Massachusetts Appeals Court. (Pending matters will not be discussed.) Chief Justice Rapoza is a former justice of the Fall River District Court.