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Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009
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News from the Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals amendment to Local Rule 30.0; Limited Assistance Representation Order; Rule changes to 4:01 and BBO

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has announced that amendments to Local Rule 30.0 will become effective on Thursday, May 14, 2009.

The amendments and notice give guidance to counsel as to what documents should typically be included in the appendix. In the near future, the district courts will cease printing and transmitting a full paper record in cases where appellant is represented by counsel. Thus, for the convenience of the court, counsel will need to ensure that the addendum and appendix, combined, include those parts of the record necessary to understand the issues on appeal. The notice to counsel may be modified from time to time as experience warrants.

For more information, click here.

Limited Assistance Representation Order

Limited Assistance Representation may be implemented in any Department of the Trial Court in such Divisions and in connection with such matters as each Trial Court Department Chief Justice, in his or her discretion and with the approval of the Chief Justice for Administration and Management, may prescribe. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any Rule of Court or Standing Order, it is hereby ORDERED that the following procedures shall apply with respect to Limited Assistance Representation.
Click here to view the Limited Assistance Representation procedures, effective May 1, 2009.

Rule Changes

  • Click here to view the approved changes to Rule 4:01 of the Supreme Judicial Court , effective Sept. 1, 2009.
  • Click here to view the approved changes to the Rules of the Board of Bar Overseers effective Sept. 1, 2009.
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