CLE Program

View from the Bench: Increased Procedural Amount in Civil Actions


Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

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Non-member : $80.00

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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Judicial Administration Section is very pleased to announce the next event in its “View from the Bench” program series. View from the Bench programs provide valuable insights for new attorneys and seasoned litigators, allowing for an opportunity to pose questions to a judicial panel in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Hon. Scott Peterson will moderate a panel discussion with judges from the Superior Court, District Court and Boston Municipal Court concerning the Supreme Judicial Court’s Order Regarding Amount-In-Controversy Requirement (effective Jan. 1, 2020) that increases the procedural amount for civil actions in the BMC and District Courts from $25,000 to $50,000.

This is the first such change to the procedural amount since 1986, and the judicial panel will discuss implementation goals, strategies for making a smooth transition and responses to frequently asked questions about the SJC’s order.

Space is limited. We strongly recommended attendees register in advance. The panel discussion will be immediately followed by a networking reception.


Michael Hayden, Esq., Program Chair
Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston
Hon. Scott Peterson, Moderator
Hingham District Court, Hingham
Hon. Gregory Flynn, Panelist
Waltham District Court, Waltham
Hon. Emily Karstetter, Panelist
Malden District Court, Malden
Hon. Peter Krupp, Panelist
Middlesex Superior Court, Woburn
Hon. Paul Pino, Panelist
Barnstable District Court, Barnstable
Hon. Richard Sinnott, Panelist
Boston Municipal Court, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Judicial Administration Section

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