Proposed amendments to SJC Rule 3:10
The Supreme Judicial Court's Committee on Indigency invites
comments on proposed amendments to SJC Rule 3:10: Assignment of
Counsel. To review the proposed amendments and to examine other
issues related to determinations of indigency, the justices
appointed a committee on indigency in January 2015. The committee
met throughout 2015 to consider and revise the proposed amendments,
and now solicits comments on its recommendations for
The committee will make its recommendation with respect to Rule
3:10 to the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court following
receipt and review of public comments. Comments should be directed
to Maureen McGee, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse,
One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before April 30.
Probation commissioner appoints six new chief probation
Commissioner of Probation Edward J. Dolan recently appointed six
new chief probation officers in District and Boston Municipal
courts across the state.
The new chiefs include Donelle Gomes-Talley of Fall River
District Court, Jean Curtin of Worcester Superior Court, G. Joseph
Pennucci of Lynn District Court, Jeffrey Jarasitis of Brookline
District Court, Kelly Hamilton-Welzel of Taunton District Court and
Michael Dube of Boston Municipal Court - Brighton.
2016 edition of the Massachusetts Guide to
Evidence now available
The Supreme Judicial Court and its Executive Committee on
Massachusetts Evidence Law have announced the release of the 2016
edition of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence. The
justices of the Supreme Judicial Court recommend use of the guide
by the bench, bar and public.
The 2016 edition is the eighth annual edition of the guide. It
is available without charge on the court's website
(www.mass.gov/courts), where it can be searched and downloaded. The
official print edition of the 2016 edition of the Massachusetts
Guide to Evidence is available for purchase from the Flaschner
Judicial Institute, which is again providing a complimentary copy
to every sitting judge in the commonwealth. The Massachusetts
Guide to Evidence assembles existing Massachusetts evidence
law in an easy-to-use document organized similarly to the Federal
Rules of Evidence. The guide includes extensive explanatory notes
and citations to pertinent authorities.
Amendments to Rule 3:07 of the Rules of the Supreme
The Supreme Judicial Court has approved amendments to Rule 3:07
of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court, effective May 1,
2016. Visit www.mass.gov/courts for more information.