News from the courts

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
Attorney vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice; SJC issues order on attorney's fees, approves Rule 3:09, Rule 3:11
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Attorney vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice

A list of current attorney and legal internship vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice is available here. The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) leads Justice's outreach and recruitment efforts for law students and attorneys with the goal of attracting a highly-qualified and diverse talent pool.

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SJC issues order on attorney's fees, approves Rule 3:09, Rule 3:11

The Supreme Judicial Court has issued an order regarding the procedure for judges seeking a determination concerning attorney's fees for representation in a matter before the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The order is effective January 1, 2016.

The SJC has also approved new Rule 3:09 (Code of Judicial Conduct) and Rule 3:11 (Committee on Judicial Ethics) of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court effective January 1, 2016.

 

Amendment to Appeals Court Standing Order on petitions to the single justice
The Supreme Judicial Court has approved the amendment to the Appeals Court Standing Order concerning petitions to the Single Justice pursuant to G.L. c. 231, §118, effective October 1, 2015. Click here to read the amendment. (http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/sjc/rule-changes/amendment-to-appeals-court-standing-order-concerning-petitions-to-single-justice-october-2015.pdf)
Amendments to Superior Court Rules 7,9A,9C, 13, 17, 22, 29 and 30A
The Supreme Judicial Court has approved amendments to Massachusetts Superior Court Rules 7, 9A, 9C, 13, 17, 22, 29 and 30A; new Rules 19, 30A, 31, and 33; and repeal of Standing Orders 1-06, 1-07, and 1-09, all as attached hereto. Action on proposed new Superior Court Rule 17A is deferred. Effective January 1, 2016. Click here to view the amendments. http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/sjc/rule-changes/amendments-to-superior-court-rules-october-2015.pdf
Amendments to SJC Rule 1:15
The Supreme Judicial Court has approved amendments to Rule 1:15 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court effective October 1, 2015. Click here to view the amendments. http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/sjc/rule-changes/amendment-to-sjc-rule-115-october-2015.pdf
Amendments to Uniform Rules on Impoundment Procedure
The Supreme Judicial Court has approved amendments to Trial Court Rule VIII, Uniform Rules on Impoundment Procedure, effective October 1, 2015. Click here to view. http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/sjc/rule-changes/amendments-to-mass-trial-court-uniform-rules-on-impoundment-procedure-october-2015.pd