Standing Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure

Reviews issues and proposals concerning the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure.

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This committee assists the Court in reviewing and recommending amendments to the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure. Members include judges, court clerks, practicing lawyers and law professors. The committee reports to the SJC Rules Committee.

Chair: Attorney Nelson Apjohn, Esq.
Secretary: Christine Burak, Esq., of the Supreme Judicial Court
ReporterMarc G. Perlin, Esq.

Committee Members

Honorable Paula J. Clifford

Deputy Legal Counsel Beth Cook, District Court

Katherine Dirks, Esq.

Felicia H. Ellsworth, Esq.

Honorable Robert G. Fields

Professor Michael C. Harper

Susan Hegel, Esq.

Clerk Mary K. Hickey, Superior Court

David S. Mackey, Esq.

Honorable Thomas F. McGuire

Andrew D. Nebenzahl, Esq.

Honorable Lee M. Peterson

Honorable Erika P. Reis

Honorable Peter Sacks

First Assistant Clerk Amy Stewart, Supreme Judicial Court Clerk for the County of Suffolk

Jeffrey J. Trapani, Esq.

Last updated: May 17, 2024

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