Notice Inviting Comment
Proposed Amendment to the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court
Proposed New Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:15:
Pro Hac Vice Registration Fee
The Supreme Judicial Court's Rules Committee invites comments on proposed new Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:15: Pro Hac Vice Registration Fee. The new rule was originally proposed to the Rules Committee by the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission in response to the crisis in funding civil legal aid services to low-income families and individuals.
The proposed new rule would require lawyers, except those who will provide pro bono service to indigents, to pay a $300 registration fee per case to the Board of Bar Overseers. The Board may retain a portion of the fee to cover costs, and shall pay the balance to the IOLTA Committee for distribution in accordance with S.J.C. Rule 3:07.
See below for a link to the new proposed rule. Comments on the proposed rule should be directed to Christine P. Burak, Secretary, Supreme Judicial Court Rules Committee, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square