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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force formed, seeks public comments; Multiple family law positions available at Richardson Law; Job Opportunity: City of Methuen assistant city solicitor; Attorney vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice

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Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force formed, seeks public comments 

Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey has announced the formation of the 2020-21 Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force. 

The task force is charged with reviewing the current Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines and offering any recommendations of changes. The task force members include:

  • Hon. John D. Casey (co-chair)
  • Hon. Katherine Field (co-chair)
  • Kara Carey, Esq.
  • David Friedman, Esq.
  • Fern Frolin, Esq.
  • Lisa Greenberg, Esq.
  • Peter Kajko, Esq.
  • Hon. Robert W. Langlos (ret.)
  • Dolores O'Neill, Esq.
  • Anna Richardson, Esq.
  • Jamie Sabino, Esq.
  • Kimberlie Sweet, Esq.
  • Patrick Yoyo, Esq.
  • Amanda Vanderhorst, Esq.
  • Kelly Zawistowski, Esq.

The task force is seeking public comment and suggestions concerning the current child support guidelines and the current child support guidelines worksheet. 

Written comments may be submitted to the task force at: childsupport@jud.state.ma.us. If specific changes to the child support guidelines or worksheet are suggested, the specific sections to be changed should be referenced, suggested language should be included, and the reasons for the proposed change included.

The task force will also be holding virtual public forums where brief oral statements may be made. More information about the virtual public forums will be available here.

The deadline for submission of all comments is Dec. 15, 2020.

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Job Openings

Multiple family law positions available at Richardson Law

Richardson Law is growing and has an opportunity for a family law attorney, as well as a legal assistant. The ideal candidate for either position is a resourceful, well-organized, flexible team player who pays attention to detail and has the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a time sensitive environment. Additionally, the candidate enjoys working with numbers and is experienced with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Click here for more information, including where to send your cover letter, resume and compensation requirements.

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Job Opportunity: City of Methuen Assistant City Solicitor

The assistant city solicitor assists in drafting and reviewing legal documents, advising municipal officials and representing the city's interests in a variety of legal forums, including public sector labor forums. The employee is required to perform all similar or related duties at the direction of the mayor.

Applicants must be members in good standing of the Massachusetts bar and have thorough knowledge of Massachusetts General Law, municipal ordinances, city council rule, case decisions and federal law. The salary is $81,272-$97,526 annually.

Click here for more information. 

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Attorney vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice has numerous attorney vacancies. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply, but due to temporary funding restrictions, the department may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.

Click here to view a current list of available positions.

To learn more about the U.S. Department of Justice and its legal careers, click here.

In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices throughout the country. Law students interested in a DOJ volunteer internship should click here for opportunities.