Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pilot Program at Springfield District Court Starts Friday

A Pilot Program Suspending Certain Requirements of Joint Standing Order No. 1-04 is effective April 1, 2011  at the Springfield District Court for certain civil money damage actions. In actions where all parties are represented by counsel, "parties and their counsel may avoid appearance in court for the conduct of a Case Management Conference upon the timely filing of a joint certification that the purposes of such conference have been achieved by the parties without such appearance." The full text of Joint Standing Order 1-04 is available from Mass. District Court Standing Orders.