Court and Community News

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Land Court to expand Tax Lien eFiling pilot; Job openings: Three research attorney positions with the Superior Court; Four counsel positions at MassDOT


Land Court to expand Tax Lien eFiling pilot 

The Land Court has announced an expansion of its eFiling pilot in the Tax Lien case type, pursuant to Land Court Standing Order 2-18.  

Beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Land Court Tax Lien eFiling Pilot will be expanded to allow all filers to eFile new Tax Lien cases or eFile into existing Tax Lien cases in the Land Court. There is an upcoming Tax Lien eFiling training that will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. For more information about attending this virtual training, visit: Upcoming Tax Lien eFiling Training in the Land Court |

For general information about eFiling in the Land Court, visit: eFiling in the Land Court |

For general information and resources about the Tax Lien case type, visit: Land Court Tax Lien Foreclosure Cases Resources |


Job Openings

Three research attorney positions with the Superior Court

The Massachusetts Superior Court is seeking to fill three research attorney positions, serving all the justices of the Superior Court. These are professional, permanent positions within the Administrative Office of the Superior Court.

Research attorneys assist the justices with legal research, writing and analysis; prepare draft decisions, research memoranda and other documents; analyze and research specific legal issues and questions for the judges; and may assist in training and oversight of other legal research staff and interns. The positions are expected to be based primarily in Boston, Woburn or Fall River, but may be required to travel or transfer to other locations according to the needs of the court. 

Requirements include membership in the Massachusetts bar (or actively applying) and excellent writing, communication and legal research skills. Research attorneys must reside in Massachusetts during the duration of their employment.

Click here for more information and to apply.


Four counsel positions at MassDOT

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is currently seeking to fill four open counsel positions. 

The chosen candidates will represent assigned agencies in court or at administrative hearings; obtain information on cases and prepare cases for trials or hearings; advise agency staff on legal matters; draft administrative, court and legal documents; provide information to the public on agency functions, rules and regulations; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to represent the agency's position and statutory obligations in legal matters, ensuring that agency activities comply with law.

Applicants must have a J.D. degree, admission to the Massachusetts bar and at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.

Click here for more information and to apply.