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Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009
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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.

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