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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012
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Clerks' offices modify hours in Quincy and Dedham; Sorokin becomes eighth chief magistrate judge

The District Courts in Dedham and Quincy will now operate under modified hours to address case backlogs and staff shortages. Public access to the clerks' office in Dedham will be limited between 1:30 and 3 p.m. The Quincy District Court has clarified recently-introduced changes to court office hours. in Quincy, the court will be open for all business including petitions filed under G.L. c. 123 § 35. After 2 p.m. private applications for criminal complaints and requests for copies of court files will be deferred until the following business day.

The scheduling of court sessions is not affected by the changes in office hours and access is available for emergency matters. This reduction in counter and telephone hours provides uninterrupted time for staff to prepare cases for court sessions and execute court orders, as well as to complete filing, docketing, scanning and other case processing.

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Sorokin becomes eighth chief magistrate judgeSorokin

On  Feb.  1,  Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin succeeded Magistrate Judge Judith Gail Dein as chief magistrate judge of the District of Massachusetts. Sorokin will serve a three-year term as the eighth chief magistrate judge of the District of Massachusetts.

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