Supreme Judicial Court Rules Supreme Judicial Court Rule 2:07: Hearings before single justice. Notice
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When any party desires a hearing before a single justice, except at a sitting of the court held in Suffolk County, he may apply to a justice to appoint a time and place for the hearing; and when such time and place have been appointed, notice shall be given in accordance with the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure (see, e.g., Rule 5 of Mass. R. Civ. P.) or the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure, where applicable (see, e.g., Rules 1 [b], 13, and 15 [c] of Mass. R. A. P., and S.J.C. Rule 2:20). But this rule shall not prevent a party from obtaining a temporary restraining order, or a dissolution of the same or of an injunction, or other order, upon a shorter notice, or without notice, if the court shall think the same reasonable. And cases may be heard by consent of parties, and the permission of the court, without such notice.