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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Merit selection panel for two federal magistrate judge positions; Amendments to Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure; Job openings: Three open positions at the Supreme Judicial Court

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Merit selection panel for two federal magistrate judge positions

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts is in the process of forming a merit selection panel to participate in the appointment and reappointment processes for two federal magistrate judge positions. Both members of the bar and non-attorney community members will be included on the panel.

Individuals interested in serving on the merit selection panel or recommending another individual to serve should send a brief statement including their name, preferred contact information, and a short description of their background and experiences they would bring to this service. Statements should be sent to magistratecomm@mad.uscourts.gov no later than Aug. 13.

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Amendments to Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure

Amendments to Rules 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 77 of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure will take effect on Sept. 1, 2021.

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

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Job Openings

Three open positions at the Supreme Judicial Court

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Receptionist/administrative assistant, chambers of the chief justice

The receptionist/administrative assistant provides administrative and secretarial support to the chief justice of the SJC in a setting that requires the ability to work under pressure to handle a wide variety of tasks and to treat confidential matters with discretion.

Click here for more information and application instructions.

Special assistant to the chief justice

The special assistant to the chief justice has two major responsibilities: 1) to serve as a legal resource to the chief justice, performing research, analysis, writing and editing on cases and other assigned projects; and 2) to manage the law clerk hiring, orientation, and mentoring process for the court. 

Click here for more information and application instructions.

Case and procedures coordinator, office of the clerk for the commonwealth

The case and procedures coordinator performs top-level administrative support functions for the clerk. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting detailed memoranda, properly tracking and handling evidence, docketing, maintaining case filings, performing administrative tasks, scheduling cases, and responding to inquiries from court departments and the public.  

Click here for more information and application instructions.