Court and Community News

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023
Notice of available positions on Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism; Probate and Family Court announces new requirements for Category E and F lists


Notice of available positions on Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism

The justices of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) invite interested Massachusetts attorneys to apply for appointment to two available three-year terms on the Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. The committee oversees the implementation and administration of SJC Rule 3:16, which mandates that all lawyers take a course on professionalism within 18 months of admission to the Massachusetts bar. 

Attorneys who are solo or in-house practitioners or who practice at smaller law firms are encouraged to apply. The justices also seek applications from attorneys with diversity, equity and inclusion experience, as well as from attorneys with legal experience working with historically underrepresented or underserved communities. Attorneys with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as those who practice outside of the immediate Boston metropolitan area, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a letter describing their experience and interest and a one-page resume to Anna Rachel Dray-Siegel, assistant legal counsel for the SJC, at by Sept. 22. Those who have questions about the application process or the position should contact Dray-Siegel.


Probate and Family Court announces new requirements for Category E and F lists

The Probate and Family Court has announced new requirements to remain on the 2024 list for Category E and F fee-generating appointments under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 1:07, along with recertification requirements for attorneys currently on the Category E or F list.

An updated state-pay requirement form is also available.

This information can be found on the fee-generating page on

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Job Opening

Reporter of decisions for the Supreme Judicial Court

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) is now accepting applications for the position of reporter of decisions. The reporter oversees the preparation and publication of decisions of the SJC and Massachusetts Appeals Court to form a published body of decisional law. 

The SJC seeks an individual with excellent legal editing and writing skills, as well as personnel and project management experience, to serve in this statutory position. See G.L. c. 221, §§ 63-68. 

Applicants must have at least 10 years of experience analyzing, writing and editing legal documents, with at least five years of experience in the practice of law preferred.

Click here for more information and to apply.