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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
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News from the courts

Land Court LAR training, Amendments to Rule 43 of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure

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Land Court LAR training

In January 2013, the Land Court announced the issuance of Standing Order 1-12, Limited Assistance Representation (LAR). LAR is the unbundling of legal services and offers litigants the option of hiring an LAR qualified attorney for specific, limited case events as agreed between the attorney and client, instead of the standard full representation on an entire case. With LAR, litigants can engage an attorney for part of the case -- a crucial event, like the case management conference or a motion to dismiss -- and thereby receive the benefits of legal representation that otherwise may be cost prohibitive.

To appear as an LAR attorney, the attorney must be qualified by completing an approved and important training program. The court has been working with the Massachusetts Bar Association to create LAR training tailored to Land Court practice. Look for information about an upcoming training, featuring the Hon. Robert B. Foster, on www.massbar.org.

Click here for a PDF notice of limited appearance. Click here for a PDF notice of withdrawal of limited appearance.

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Amendments to Rule 43 of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure

The Supreme Judicial Court has approved amendments to Rule 43 of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Click here to view the notice of change. Click here to view the reporter's notes.

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