THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 2008.
Adoption of Zephram
In circumstances in which the Department of Social Services had been granted custody of a mentally retarded child under age eighteen pursuant to G. L. c. 119, § 23(C), and later was granted continuing custody beyond the child's eighteenth birthday because of legal incompetence, whether the child has a right to court-appointed counsel for matters concerning his custody that arise after he has turned eighteen.
Interested parties may file their briefs in the Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth, John Adams Courthouse, Suite 1-400, Pemberton Square, Boston MA 02108-1724 (Telephone 617-557-1020). Parties filing amicus briefs are expected to comply with the requirements of Rules 17, 19 and 20 of Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure. Amicus briefs, to assist the court, should focus on the ramifications of a decision and not solely on the interests of the parties filing such briefs.
|Susan Mellen, Clerk|
June 23, 2008