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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
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News from the courts

Proposed amendments to Rule 412; Separate and Secure Waiting Area Task Force releases implementation progress report; SJC approves new jury commissioner regulations

Proposed amendments to Rule 412 of the supplemental rules of the Probate and Family Court

Chief Justice Paula M. Carey, along with the Probate and Family Court Bench/Bar Committee on Rules, solicits comments on proposed amendments to Rule 412 of the supplemental rules of the Probate and Family Court.

The proposed changes to Rule 412, Joint Petition for Modification of Child Support Judgment, would expand the rule to allow parties to modify any judgment or temporary order of the Probate and Family Court where the parties are in agreement, the agreement is in writing and all other requirements of the rule are met.

Click here for a redlined version of the proposed amendments to Rule 412, showing the additions and deletions to the current rule and the text of how Rule 412 would appear with the proposed amendments.

Comments on the proposed amendments should be directed to the Probate and Family Court Bench/Bar Committee on Rules, c/o Evelyn Patsos, Esq. and sent via facsimile to (617) 788-6605 or [e-mail evelyn.patsos] on or before Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.

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Separate and Secure Waiting Area Task Force releases implementation progress report

The SSWA Task Force has filed a progress report outlining steps taken to implement the provision of the Massachusetts Victim Bill of Rights. The report outlines the results of the court-by-court assessments through January 2013.

Click here to view the report.

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Regulations of the jury commissioner


The Supreme Judicial Court has approved amended Regulation 9 and new Regulation 10 of the Regulations of the Jury Commissioner, effective March 1, 2013.

Click here to view the regulations.

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