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Thursday, Jul. 12, 2012
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Child Support Guidelines Task Force seeks public comment; SJC appoints new reporter of decisions; Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct invites comments on proposed amendments to Canons 4A and 4B of the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct

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Child Support Guidelines Task Force seeks public comment

The Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force is seeking public comment and suggestions concerning the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. Written comments may be submitted to the task force at [e-mail childsupport] or by U.S. Postal Service to:

Administrative Office of the Trial Court
Child Support Guidelines Task Force
Two Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108

The task force will also hold five public forums where written statements may be delivered and brief oral statements may be made.

The deadline for submission of all comments is Sept. 30, 2012.

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SJC appoints new reporter of decisions

The Supreme Judicial Court has announced the appointment of Brian H. Redmond as the new Reporter of Decisions for the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court, effective July 1. Redmond succeeds C. Clifford Allen, who retired as reporter of decisions in June.

The reporter provides editorial support for the SJC and Appeals Court justices, publishes slip opinions daily in printed and electronic formats and administers a contract for the publication of printed advance sheets and permanent bound volumes of the official reports of the two courts.

Click here to learn more.

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Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct invites comments on proposed amendments to Canons 4A and 4B of the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct

In December 2011, SJC Justices established a Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct, and charged it with recommending amendments to the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct regarding judges' ability to speak to the public on matters related to the administration of justice.

The committee now publishes for comment proposed revisions to Canons 4A and 4B of the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct.

The committee welcomes all comments pertaining to the issues raised by the proposed amendments to Canons 4A and 4B on or before Aug. 31, 2012. Comments should be directed to attorney Barbara Berenson at [e-mail barbara.berenson] or:

Supreme Judicial Court
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108.

 

 

 

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