Second Trial Court Orientation draws over 75 attorneys

Issue July/August 2006

More than 75 attorneys attended the MBA’s Trial Court Orientation held Tuesday at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. Offered for the second time, this program featured distinguished judges and experienced court personnel from the Housing Court, Land Court and Superior Court.

Highlights of the day included remarks from Hon. Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court; Hon. Steven D. Pierce, Chief Justice of the Housing Court; Hon. Karyn F. Scheier, Chief Justice of the Land Court; and Hon. Barbara J. Rouse, Chief Justice of the Superior Court.

The judges shared their expertise on a variety of issues, including jurisdiction, tips for working with the clerk’s office to get matters heard, 9A basics including motion practice and oral advocacy, and conducting discovery.

To hear about trial preparation from lawyers’ perspectives, the MBA invites you to the Trial Practice Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, July 13. The Civil Litigation, Young Lawyers, Business Law and Criminal Justice sections are sponsoring a series of three events to help trial attorneys develop and enhance their skills. An expert panel of seasoned lawyers will share practical tips on effective advocacy and proper preparation.