Limited Assistance Representation
Order Regarding Limited Assistance Representation
After the completion and assessment of a Limited Assistance Representation Pilot Project in the Hampden, Suffolk, and Norfolk Divisions of the Probate and Family Court Department pursuant to a Standing Order dated August 1, 2006, as amended from time to time, the Justices have concluded that limited assistance representation can be of significant benefit in expanding access to justice in the Trial Courts, and should be available in such Divisions and in connection with such matters as each Trial Court Department Chief Justice, in his or her discretion and with the approval of the Chief Justice for Administration and Management, may prescribe.
SJC Order In Re: Limited Assistance Representation effective May 1, 2009.
Orders & Information Regarding the Pilot Project for Limited Representation
On August 1, 2006, the Supreme Judicial Court issued an order establishing a Limited Representation Pilot Project in the Probate and Family Court Department.
On June 28, 2007, the Court issued an amended order expanding the pilot project to include the Norfolk Division in addition to the Suffolk and Hampden Divisions of the Probate and Family Court.
On March 27, 2008, the Court issued a second amended order , extending the duration of the project.
Additional information, including FAQs and forms are available on-line at the Probate and Family Court Self-Help Center.