Notice Inviting Comment
Proposed Appeals Court Standing Order
The Appeals Court Proposes Adoption of a Standing Order Regarding the Filing of Certain Motions and Letters
The Appeals Court proposes to adopt a standing order entitled "Standing Order Regarding the Filing of Certain Motions and Letters." The standing order will require litigants to file an electronic copy of designated motions and letters, and any oppositions thereto, all of which typically are filed after oral argument or the Appeals Court's decision. In addition to continuing to file a paper copy, the filer will now provide the Appeals Court with a searchable PDF (portable document format) copy of the motion or letter, and any accompanying documents, either (a) on a CD-ROM or (b) by an email. The standing order applies only to cases entered on the Appeals Court's panel docket, and does not apply to petitions entered on the Appeals Court's single justice docket.
The Appeals Court welcomes comments on the proposed change. Comments should be submitted by December 28, 2009. They should be addressed to Joseph F. Stanton, Clerk, Appeals Court, One Pemberton Square, Suite 1200, Boston, MA 02108-1705, or sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Proposed Standing Order