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Archived Daily Court Updates November 23 - 27, 2020

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

Monday, November 23, 2020

Appeals Court Issues Administrative Order 20-5

  • The Appeals Court has issued Administrative Order 20-5, on Appeals Court authorization of the preparation and submission of filings via the Suffolk University Law School's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab (issued November 20, 2020).

Message from the Trial Court on Court Operations Following Thanksgiving

  • The Trial Court today announced that in light of the increasing COVID-19 infection rate in Massachusetts and the country, and using guidance from medical experts, the court will significantly reduce in-person court operations from Friday, November 27, 2020 through Friday, December 4. Courthouses will remain open during this time, and Trial Court staff will be maximizing remote work and leveraging the technologies in place to conduct operations remotely. To the extent possible, matters already scheduled during this time will be held as virtual proceedings. Parties, attorneys and court users with questions about matters scheduled during this time should contact the appropriate clerk’s, register’s, or recorder’s office. Learn more.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

District Court Frequently Asked Questions Translated into Spanish

Message from Probate & Family Court Chief Justice John D. Casey regarding co-parenting during the holidays

  • During this time of uncertainty and stress, it is even more important that parents focus on what is best for their children. Leaders of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts created a helpful guide. Read Chief Justice Casey's message and access the guide.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Juvenile Court Issues Standing Order 11-20

Thursday, November 26, 2020

No new updates today.

Friday, November 27, 2020

No new updates today.

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