Salem next stop for Bench-Bar series, Feb. 27

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
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Top: Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey (center) speaks to attendees about district court practices at the Jan. 30 Bench-Bar Meeting in Brockton. Bottom (from left): Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz, MBA President-elect Robert W. Harnais and Chief Justice of the District Court Paul C. Dawley.

The Massachusetts Trial Court's District Court Department, in partnership with the Massachusetts Bar Association and local county bar associations, is holding a series of bench-bar gatherings across the commonwealth to facilitate increased dialogue between judges, clerk magistrates, chief probation officers, local practitioners and other court personnel.

The first Bench-Bar Meeting was held on Jan. 30 in Brockton. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Salem District Court, 56 Federal St., Salem, and will include remarks from Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey and Chief Justice of the District Court Paul C. Dawley.

The goal of the bench-bar outreach effort is to inform practitioners of recent developments in the District Court and to work together with the bar to improve District Court practice. We welcome local members of the bar to participate in what promises to be a worthwhile and interesting discussion.