Recent developments in the law

Issue April 2010

by Kelsey Sadoff

Hon. Wilbur P. Edwards, associate justice for the Southeast Housing Court in Fall River, gave opening remarks at "Recent Developments in the Law" as part of the MBA's Annual Conference 2010 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.

"Every year something new and interesting comes up," said Edwards, who provided an overview of relevant cases from various courts.

In addition to reviewing significant cases, Edwards also thanked the Massachusetts Bar Foundation for its support of the Lawyer for a Day Program in the Southeast Housing Court, giving attorneys an opportunity for volunteer their time to assist pro se litigants.

"We [at the Housing Court] have been faced with tremendous pressure and stress related to the foreclosure crisis," said Edwards, who noted that it is not just the legal issues, but the personal aspects and stories that have an impact. n