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Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010
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Massachusetts Appeals Court to hold sitting in Fall River

A panel of three justices of the Massachusetts Appeals Court will hear oral arguments in six appeals in a special session to be held on Monday, May 3 at the campus of Bristol Community College, located at 777 Elsbree St., Fall River. The sitting, part of the Appeals Court's continuing outreach to communities outside Boston, is open to the public. Teachers and students from local area high schools are expected to attend and have been invited to participate in discussion sessions conducted by members of the Women's Bar Association.  

Oral arguments for each case take approximately thirty minutes. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The SJC Rule for cameras in the courtroom will apply: .

Immediately following the session, members of the panel, Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Hon. Elspeth Cypher and Hon. James Milkey will conduct an informal question and answer period for the students on general topics related to the role of Massachusetts Appeals Court. (Pending matters will not be discussed.)




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