News from the Courts

Issue June 2010

Massachusetts Appeals Court holds sitting in Fall River

A panel of three justices of the Massachusetts Appeals Court heard oral arguments in six appeals in a special session on the campus of Bristol Community College at 777 Elsbree St. in Fall River on May 3.

The sitting, part of the Appeals Court's continuing outreach to communities outside Boston, was open to the public. Teachers and students from local area high schools attended and participated in discussions conducted by members of the Women's Bar Association.

Immediately following the session, members of the panel, Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Hon. Elspeth Cypher and Hon. James Milkey, conducted an informal question and answer period for the students on general topics related to the role of the Massachusetts Appeals Court Chief Justice Rapoza is a former justice of the Fall River District Court.

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