Sunday, October 26, 2014

Superior Court Rescinds Obsolete Standing Orders

Effective December 1, 2014, the Superior Court will rescinded four
standing orders and one administrative directive.

Standing Order No. 1-80 (Notices of Appeal/Notification to Justices)
is unnecessary due to the advent of electronic dockets.

Standing Order No. 5-80 (Trial Session Hours) is inconsistent with
current practice.

Standing Order No. 6-80 (Complaints for Judicial Review of Surcharge
Matters Under G.L. c. 175, §113P; Notice to the Department of the
Attorney General; Form Complaints) has been superseded by Superior
Court Standing Order No. 1-96.

Standing Order No. 1-86 (Transfer Procedure Under G.L. c. 231, §102C
and Superior Court Rule 29) is outdated in the current civil one-trial

Administrative Directive No. 90-2 (Non-Filing of Discovery Materials)
is unnecessary due to a 2002 amendment to Mass. R. Civ. P. 5(d)(2).

A list of current standing orders can be found at Massachusetts Superior Court Standing Orders and directives can accessed at Superior Court Administrative Directives.