News from the courts/agencies

Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016
Proposed amendments to SJC Rule 3:10; Probation Commissioner appoints six new Chief Probation Officers in courts across the state
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Proposed amendments to SJC Rule 3:10

The Supreme Judicial Court's Committee on Indigency invites comments on proposed amendments to SJC Rule 3:10: Assignment of Counsel. To review the proposed amendments and to examine other issues related to determinations of indigency, the justices appointed a committee on indigency in January 2015. The committee met throughout 2015 to consider and revise the proposed amendments and now solicits comments on its recommendations for amendments.

The committee will make its recommendation with respect to Rule 3:10 to the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court following receipt and review of public comments. Comments should be directed to Maureen McGee, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA  02108 on or before April 30. Comments received will be made available to the public.

Proposed revised Rule 3:10

Copy of revised Rule 3:10 marked for changes from the current rule

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Probation Commissioner appoints six new Chief Probation Officers in courts across the state

Commissioner of Probation Edward J. Dolan recently appointed six new Chief Probation Officers in District and Boston Municipal courts across the state.

The new chiefs include Donelle Gomes-Talley of Fall River District Court, Jean Curtin of Worcester Superior Court, G. Joseph Pennucci of Lynn District Court, Jeffrey Jarasitis of Brookline District Court, Kelly Hamilton-Welzel of Taunton District Court and Michael Dube of Boston Municipal Court - Brighton.