Learn how to schedule a motion for hearing in the Land Court

Requirements for scheduling in the Land Court

I. Dispositive motions

Only non-dispositive motions may be marked for hearing by a party.  Dispositive motions under Mass. R. Civ. P. 12 (b) (1), 12 (b) (6), 12 (c) and 56 will be scheduled by the court in all cases. See Land Court Rule 4.

II. Non-dispositive motions

Non-dispositive motions may be marked for hearing before the judge to whom the case is assigned. See Land Court Rule 5.  Parties and counsel are strongly encouraged to confirm dates and times with other parties before marking non-dispositive motions for hearings.

Dates and Times When Non-Dispositive Motions May Be Marked For Hearing Before the Following Judges 

Piper, C.J 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 21
Rubin, J. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 27
Speicher, J. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 28
Piper, C.J. 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 5
Rubin, J. 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 5
Rubin, J. 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 17
Piper, C.J. 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 24
Speicher, J. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 25

To mark a non-dispositive motion for hearing before a Land Court judge not listed above, contact the Sessions Clerk for the judge assigned to the case. Sessions Clerk Contact information can be found in the Land Court contacts section of this website.

III. Tax lien motions

All Hearing Sessions are held at the Land Court, 3 Pemberton Square, Boston.

Courtroom assignments are posted at the Land Court Recorder’s Office (5th floor) on the day of the hearing.

Motions in all tax lien cases may be marked for hearing any Thursday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Forms for motions and notices of hearing can be found in the Land Court Forms section of this website.