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Archived Daily Court Updates April 13 - April 17, 2020

Archived daily court updates from the Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Well-being and Technical Assistance for Lawyers

  • The court system added a new section to the court's COVID-19 webpage highlighting a new website developed by the SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being. The Committee is currently focused on the immediate needs of lawyers, law students, and legal professionals as a result of COVID-19. The newly launched website provides well-being resources to the legal community to help manage stress during this period of time, which includes resources on technology. The Committee has also launched a technology helpline (TechLine) to provide live one-on-one assistance.

Lawyer Well-Being Website

TechLine (888) 314-7714

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

No new updates today.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Sitting

  • On Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m., the Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments in the matter of Robert Goldstein & others v. Secretary of the Commonwealth (SJC-12931). Oral arguments will be conducted by teleconference and will be available as a livestream at: https://boston.suffolk.edu/sjc/

    Click here to see documents filed in the matter.

SJC Clerk for the County of Suffolk Answers Your Questions

  • Do you have questions about the Supreme Judicial Court Single Justice session, the Bar Docket, Petitions for Admission to the Bar, Certificates of Good Standing or other attorney services? The SJC for the County of Suffolk has answers. Click here to see responses to your questions.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

No new updates today. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Opinion

  • The following opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court was released this afternoon: Goldstein v. Secretary of the Commonwealth (SJC 12931). Click here to see other filings in this case.

    The most recent two weeks of published opinions and unpublished decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court are posted on the Reporter of Decisions website. You can follow the Office of the Reporter of Decisions on Twitter @MassReports