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News Notice Inviting Comment on Proposed Joint Standing Order of the Boston Municipal Court Department and District Court Department: Electronic Filing of Summary Process Cases

The Chief Justices of the District and Boston Municipal Courts Invite Comments on a proposed Joint Standing Order of the Boston Municipal Court and District Court Departments concerning electronic filing in summary process cases in their courts.
5/03/2022
  • District Court
  • Boston Municipal Court

The Chief Justices of the District and Boston Municipal Courts invite comments on a proposed Joint Standing Order setting forth provisions for eFiling in summary process cases. Presently, the case types that may be eFiled through efilema.com website in the Boston Municipal Court and District Court are civil, small claims, and supplementary process. The proposed standing order would allow for the eFiling of the summary process case type. Under the proposed Joint Standing Order, eFiling in summary process cases in the Boston Municipal Court and District Court would be left to the discretion of the parties.  

Comments should be directed, on or before June 30, 2022, to:

Chief Justice Paul Dawley, c/o Beth Cook, Deputy Legal Counsel, at beth.cook@jud.state.ma.us, or Administrative Office of the District Court, Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon St., Boston, 02114

and

Chief Justice Roberto Ronquillo Jr., c/o Ronald DeRosa, Deputy Legal Counsel, at ronald.derosa@jud.state.ma.us, or Administrative Office of the Boston Municipal Court, Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon St., Boston, 02114. 

Comments will be made available to the public upon request. 

District Court 

The District Court Department hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other types of cases.

Boston Municipal Court 

The Boston Municipal Court Department serves the City of Boston, and handles both criminal and civil matters.
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