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Archived Daily Court Updates May 25 - 29, 2020

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

Monday, May 25, 2020

No new updates today.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Two Orders, Press Release Regarding State Court Operations in June During the Pandemic

The SJC today issued the following:

Appeals Court Issues Administrative Orders

  • The Appeals Court today issued Appeals Court Administrative Order 20-1 (Operating Procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic) and Appeals Court Administrative Order 20-2 (Deadlines and Due Dates during the COVID-19 Pandemic).

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Trial Court Partners With City of Chelsea and Chelsea Collaborative to Hold Virtual Town Meeting

  • On Friday, May 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Massachusetts Trial Court, the City of Chelsea, and the Chelsea Collaborative will host a virtual town hall meeting to address concerns the Chelsea community has regarding access to the courts and to resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will start with opening remarks by Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey, followed by a panel presentation and public question and answer session. The panel will include: Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino; Chelsea District Court First Justice Matthew Machera; Probate and Family Court Deputy Court Administrator Linda Medonis; Chief Probation Officer Carmen Gomez; Acting Director of Support Services Sybil Martin; and Court Service Center Circuit Manager Jorge Colon. Other panelists will include a doctor, police officer, legal aid attorney, and assistant district attorney.

    The session will include both Spanish and English speakers and be livestreamed online at: www.facebook.com/thechelseacollaborative.

Housing Court Issues Amended Standing Order 5-20

  • The Housing Court today issued amended Standing Order 5-20: Further modifications to Housing Court operations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (effective June 1, 2020).

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Amends e-Filing Fees to Apply Only for Initial Case Filing

Trial Court Issues Emergency Administrative Order 20-9

  • The Trial Court has issued Emergency Administrative Order 20-9: Trial Court Order supplementing the Supreme Judicial Court second updated order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic (issued May 27, 2020, effective June 1, 2020).

Boston Municipal Court Issues Standing Order 7-20

  • Boston Municipal Court Standing Order 7-20: Limiting appearances in Boston Municipal Courthouses due to COVID-19 pandemic (effective June 1, 2020)

Juvenile Court Issues Standing Order 7-20

  • Juvenile Court Standing Order 7-20: Extension of emergency court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19 (effective June 1, 2020)

Land Court Issues Standing Order 6-20

  • Land Court Standing Order 6-20: Updated & restated emergency measures in response to coronavirus outbreak (issued May 27, 2020 (effective June 1, 2020)

Probate and Family Court Issues Amended Standing Order 2-20

  • Probate and Family Court Standing Order 2-20: Court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19 (amended May 27, 2020, effective June 1, 2020)

Superior Court Issues Standing Order 7-20

  • Superior Court Standing Order 7-20: Second updated protocol governing Superior Court operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (effective June 1, 2020)

Friday, May 29, 2020

District Court Issues Standing Order 6-20

  • District Court Standing Order 6-20: Court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19 (coronavirus) (effective June 1, 2020)