Rule Changes and Invitations to Comment on Proposed Rules and Amendments

The court invites comments on new rules or proposed changes to existing rules and also announces rule changes.

Invitations to Comment

The court invites comments on the following new rules or proposed changes to existing rules. Invitations to comment that have expired are removed from the list.

Proposed Amendments to SJC Rule 4:01 and 4:02 and the Rules of the Board of Bar Overseers
Comments due by: December 14, 2018

Notice Inviting Comment on Proposed Technical Amendments to Appeals Court Standing Orders and Repeal of the Appeals Court Standing Order Concerning Conferences in Civil Appeals
Comments due by: January 31, 2019

Proposed Amendment to Rule 12 of the Mass. Rules of Criminal Procedure
Comments due by: February 28, 2019
 

Rule Changes

The following are recent notices of rule changes and the date when each rule change goes into effect. Rule changes are removed from this list after the effective date has passed. Please refer to the Court's online listing of Rules of Court and Standing Orders to view updated rules and dates when rules were amended.

A listing of Rules of Court and Standing Orders are available on the court's website. Please note that not all Massachusetts Rules of Court are available online. Efforts have been taken to ensure accuracy in all rules on the court's website, but if there are discrepancies between the electronic versions of the rules found on the website and the official print versions that appear in a volume such as Massachusetts Reports, the print version should be considered authoritative.

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