Photo Credit: John Pregmon
View from the bench program faculty (from left): Hon. Peter B. Krupp; Hon. Robert A. Cornetta; Hon. Dennis J. Curran; Moderator Thomas M. Bond, Esq.; Hon. Maynard M. Kirpalani; Hon. Shannon Frison; Hon. Bruce R. Henry; and Hon. Kenneth W. Salinger.
The Massachusetts Bar Association's View From the Bench series
traveled recently to the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, where seven
Superior Court justices provided a balanced, informative and
exceedingly helpful view of what civil litigators can, and should,
be doing to move their cases toward a speedier and more efficient
resolution. The panel, which included Hon. Robert A. Cornetta, Hon.
Dennis J. Curran, Hon. Shannon Frison, Hon. Bruce R. Henry, Hon.
Maynard M. Kirpalani, Hon. Peter B. Krupp and Hon. Kenneth W.
Salinger, imparted invaluable knowledge, lessons and practice tips
to the more than 100 attorneys in attendance.
The judges spoke about the origins of Standing Order 1-88 and
encouraged attorneys to think about whether the tracking order
requirements of Standing Order 1-88 should be modified in
The judges also spoke about the benefits and under-utilization
of Rule 16 conferences.
Throughout the View From the Bench seminar, members of the
audience contributed helpful questions and valuable practice points
from the litigators' perspectives.
(Excerpted from a story by Michael Hayden, which will be
featured in a future Lawyers Journal.)