The clerk shall keep a docket upon which shall be entered every case referred to a master. The court may call such docket or any part thereof at any time.
In cases referred to a master in which a statement by the referring or another justice is required by this Rule or Mass.R.Civ. P. 53, the clerk shall enter upon such docket the following:
(a) the statement by the referring justice as to the special reasons why the case was referred to a master not upon the Standing List;
(b) the statement by the objecting party containing the grounds for objecting to the person appointed as master; and
(c) the statement by the justice granting an enlargement of time for the filing of the report of a master containing the reasons why the enlargement has been granted.
In each case referred to a master in which a justice or objecting party has filed a statement of reasons or objections in accordance with the provisions of this Rule or Mass.R.Civ. P. 53, the clerk shall report in summary written form to the Chief Justice, quarterly, the name of the case, the nature of the case, the name of the master appointed, and the statements of the referring or other justice or party which are of record.
The clerk shall place upon the list for hearing upon motions and other interlocutory matters, at the session for or including civil business without jury within the county to be held on or next after the first Monday of March and the first Monday of September in every year, every case in which the appointment of a master was made more than four months before such first Monday and his/her report has not been filed. The list shall state the name of such master, the date of his/her appointment, and the reason for placing the case upon said list. The clerk shall mail such list to the parties and such officer. Such cases shall be called at such session.
At any call of such docket or of such cases or at any other time, the court may make any order deemed proper to promote justice and prevent delay, including an order that the case proceed without regard to engagements of counsel, and an order removing such master.