CLE Program

The Current State of the Trial Courts During COVID-19


Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Zoom Webinar

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Non-member : $50.00

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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Council is pleased to host Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula Carey and Associate Court Administrator John Bello for a virtual discussion on the current state of the Trial Court's COVID-19 operations. This virtual meeting will include general information on topics, such as:

  • Court department standing orders
  • Reopening timeline and court practices
  • Environmental controls and entry screening at courthouses
  • Access to clerks’ and registers’ offices
  • Virtual and in-person hearings
  • Gradual resumption of jury trials

Please review the Trial Court's Response to COVID-19 webpage for additional resources and information.

This session will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program on Jan. 19.


Nina Pomponio, Esq., Program Co-chair
Massachusetts Probation Service, Boston
Charu Verma, Esq., Program Co-chair
CPCS-Malden Dist. Court Office, Malden
Hon. Paula Carey, Panelist
Chief Justice, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston
John Bello, Panelist
Associate Court Administrator, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Criminal Justice Section

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