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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
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Notice for appointment of full-time magistrate judge; Attleboro District Court and Juvenile Court reopens

Public notice for appointment of new magistrate judge

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time U.S. magistrate judge for the district of Massachusetts, serving in the eastern division, with a duty station in the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston.

Click here for appointment information. Click here for an application.

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Attleboro District Court and Juvenile Court resumes operation

The Attleboro District Court and Juvenile Court resumed operations on Monday, July 27
at its North Main Street location after a May 18 fire closed the court for over two months. A fire restoration company has cleaned and sealed off the damaged areas of the courthouse on the top floor and an assessment of the electrical service has determined that the building is safe for occupancy by the staff and the public. The civil clerk's office, which was destroyed in the fire, will be relocated to the jury assembly room on the basement level of the court.  

All Attleboro District Court business will now be conducted in the Attleboro District Court with the exception of jury trials. Civil jury trials will be transferred to the Wrentham District Court for trial and criminal jury trials will be transferred to the Taunton District Court. Jurors who were scheduled to report to the Attleboro courthouse should not report for juror service.

Anyone with any questions may call the Attleboro District Court at (508) 222-5900 for further instructions.

The Wrentham District Court is located at 60 East St. in Wrentham. The telephone number is (508) 384-3106.

The Taunton District Court is located at 120 Cohannet St. in Taunton. The telephone number is (508) 977-6156.

The Taunton Juvenile Court is located in the same building as the Taunton Superior Court, 9 Court St. in Taunton. The telephone number is (508) 824-0609.

 

 

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