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Thursday, May. 28, 2009
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News from the Courts

Worcester County Law Library opens across from courthouse; Attleboro District Court under repair; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rule amendments and administrative order

Worcester County Law Library opens across from courthouse


The Worcester Law Library opened its doors at a new site opposite the Worcester Trial Court on Monday, May 18. The library, located at 184 Main St., complements the courthouse functions with a range of services and provides meeting rooms for public use.

The Law Library will hold an Open House on Thursday, June 4, 2-4 p.m., to kick off activities associated with the celebration of the Superior Court 150th Anniversary.

The 17 Trial Court Law Libraries operate statewide to serve the court, the legal community and the general public. Approximately 300,000 patrons visit the libraries annually and the Law Library website draws over 80 million visitors. In addition to a wide range of reference materials, the electronic databases Westlaw and Lexis are available to the public at the Law Libraries free of charge. All of the 17 Law libraries also offer patrons free wireless access.

The telephone number for the Worcester Law Library is (508) 831-2525, the fax number is (508) 754-9933, and the e-mail address is [e-mail worcesterlaw]. The Law Library's Web site is www.lawlib.state.ma.us. The Law Library mailing address is:

184 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01608

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Attleboro District Court under repair

Court to continue to be closed and business relocated


The Attleboro District Court and Juvenile Court will continue to be closed for the next two weeks while repairs to the building are made after a fire occurred in the North Main Street courthouse on May 18. Attleboro District Court business will continue to be conducted in the Taunton District Court. Attleboro Juvenile Court business will be conducted in Taunton Juvenile Court. A fire restoration company is cleaning and repairing the damaged areas of the courthouse.

The Taunton District Court is located at 120 Cohannet St., 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., Taunton. The telephone number is (508) 824-0609.

The Attleboro District Court and Juvenile Court judges and personnel appreciate the rapid response and work of the Attleboro Fire Department as well as the support and cooperation of the judges and employees in the Taunton courts.

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rule amendments and administrative order

  • Click here to view the amendment to Local Rule 47.0 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, effective immediately.
  • Click here to view the proposed amendments to internal operating procedures of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
  • Click here to view proposed amendments to Local Rules 3.0(a) and (b), 11.0(b) and (c)(2), 25.0, 27.0(b), 30.0(e), 31.0(a)(1) and (b), 32.0(a), 33.0(a)(1)(A), 35.0(c), 36.0(d), 39.0(b)(1), 40.0(a), and 45.1(c) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Click here to view proposed administrative order regarding case management/electronic case files system ("CM/ECF").
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