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News Notice Inviting Comment on Proposed Amendment to Superior Court Rule 64: Appellate Division, Procedure and Forms

The deadline for submitting comments is June 21, 2019.
5/20/2019
  • Superior Court

The Superior Court Rules and Forms Committee is soliciting comments on a proposed amendment to Rule 64: Appellate Division, Procedure and Forms. The amendment would add the following language to the rule to address representation of a criminal defendant in a sentencing appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court.

“Notwithstanding withdrawal of counsel's appearance for other purposes, counsel representing a defendant at sentencing shall continue to do so in any appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court, unless (a) specifically excused by the court, or (b) successor counsel enters an appearance with the Appellate Division." 

Comments should be sent to alex.philipson@jud.state.ma.us, or to Alex G. Philipson, Deputy Legal Counsel, Massachusetts Superior Court, Three Pemberton Square, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.

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The Superior Court Department is a statewide court that handles both criminal and civil actions.
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