Take a Survey on Access to Court Hearings in the Time of COVID

Thursday, March 10, 2022
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Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to the practice of law and access to justice. In light of health and safety requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, courts in Massachusetts limited in-person hearings and pivoted to remote technology and procedural changes to keep the wheels of justice moving.
 
The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Access to Justice Section Council has created a brief survey for attorneys to share feedback on their experiences accessing and attending court hearings during the past two years, including receiving notice of hearings. The survey is intended to help identify which changes to court hearings during the pandemic worked well and which should be improved. It also offers attorneys an opportunity to share more detailed information about their experiences, including any anecdotal observations from colleagues and regarding cases with pro se litigants.

The survey should take less than five minutes and is anonymous, although there is an option to add contact information for anyone who may be interested in discussing their feedback with members of the MBA’s Access to Justice Section Council. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

Take the survey