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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Amendments announced to Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure; Job openings: Senior associate at Legacy Counsellors PC; Assistant regional counsel positions at Social Security Administration


Amendments announced to Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure

Clerk for the Commonwealth Francis V. Kenneally has announced that amendments to Rules 1, 19, 20 and 27.1 of the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure will take effect on Sept. 1, 2021.

Click here to view the amendments and here for the reporter's notes.


Job Openings

Senior associate at Legacy Counsellors PC

Legacy Counsellors PC, an estate-planning law firm with offices in Easthampton, Massachusetts; and Bloomfield, Connecticut, is seeking a senior associate to add to its growing team. 

The ideal candidate will have five to 10 years of proven experience as a practicing estate-planning attorney and will be comfortable working with high-net-worth clients. The firm is searching for someone who is ambitious, has vision and works well with the team. In return, the firm offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Click here for more information on the position and how to apply.


Assistant regional counsel positions at
Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA's) Office of the General Counsel in Boston is now soliciting applications for assistant regional counsel positions.

SSA attorneys partner with the Department of Justice to represent the SSA in civil disability cases, and other types of litigation, before federal district, bankruptcy and appellate courts in multiple federal jurisdictions in New England and elsewhere as special assistant U.S. attorneys. They represent the SSA in labor and employment cases before the federal district and appellate courts, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board and third-party arbitrators. They also conduct investigations of various matters, including harassment complaints, claims of civil rights violations, and the conduct of disability claimants’ representatives before the agency. 

For the full job description, which includes salary information, application instructions and required qualifications, email Administrative Officer Susan Cooney at