Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009
News from the Courts
SJC modifies procedure for appeals in bar discipline cases
To expedite the resolution of bar discipline appeals in this
court, while ensuring that the rights of all litigants involved in
such cases are protected, the Supreme Judicial Court has approved a
pilot program. There shall be a modified procedure for appeals from
decisions of the court's single justices in bar discipline cases.
All bar discipline cases entered in the Supreme Judicial
Court for Suffolk County after April 1, 2009 shall be subject to
this order, and to the extent that its provisions are
inconsistent with the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure,
this standing order shall govern. This pilot program will be
conducted for a period of two years, or until such other time as
the court orders. Click here to view the modified procedure for
appeals in bar discipline cases.