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.
If you would like to attend,
or have suggest topics or questions, please [e-mail benchbar] or call MBA Director of
Policy and Operations Lee Constantine at (617)
The inaugural bench-bar meeting is scheduled for Friday, Jan.
30, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the George N. Covett Courthouse, 215
Main St., Brockton 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.