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2017 CM/ECF eNotices

August 2017

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts Criminal Justice Act Board will accept applications for a limited number of positions on the present District Court panel list for appointment to indigent cases in Boston and Worcester. The application deadline is September 29, 2017.

For more information, go to: http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/cja-info.htm

August 2017

Dear Members of the Federal Bar,

The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island will conduct its innovative training program on direct and cross examination skills scheduled to take place at the federal courthouse in Providence, Rhode Island beginning on September 27, 2017. The program offers a unique opportunity for participants to hone their skills in questioning witnesses in a mock settings with professional actors serving as witnesses, and constructive critiques by judges and experienced federal litigators. Partial scholarships are available. Enrollment is limited and registration will close on September 20, 2017. Detailed information about the program (including on-line registration), can be found by clicking the hyperlink below.

Register for the Direct and Cross Examination Skills Program

July 2017

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, CM/ECF will be unavailable from 3:00pm - 6:00pm, in order to perform system maintenance.

 

May 2017

Invitation to Precision Advocacy: Reinventing Motion Practice to Win

You are cordially invited to the Boston session of this national series put on by the American Bar Association, which addresses how to promote efficiency and improve the chances for success in motion practice. The program features two panel discussions, each including local district judges, magistrate judges, and plaintiffs' and defense counsel, discussing problems with current motion practice, and offering new, better, and cutting edge approaches for resolving interlocutory disputes.

U.S. District Judge John Bates, who presides in the District of Columbia, and is Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Civil Rules, will moderate both panels of the Boston program, featuring U.S. District Judges Allison Burroughs, Patti Saris, Leo Sorokin and Indira Talwani, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Dein. The attorneys on the panel will include Joseph Mueller, Heidi Nadel, Justin O'Brien and Hillary Schwab . The program chair is Lisa Wood.

More information and links to registration can be found at http://www.precisionadvocacy.org/boston.html. The program will be held in the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, First Circuit En Banc Courtroom at One Courthouse Way, Boston, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. on May 25, 2017. Online pre-registration is required.

 

May 2017

Annual Federal Judicial Reception: June 13, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

The Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association reminds you to reserve your ticket for the Annual Federal Judicial Reception on June 13, 2017. The FBA is pleased to be recognizing the The Honorable Denise J. Casper for her Dedicated Service to the Judiciary, Bar, and Community. Join your fellow FBA members, along with speakers and guests at a truly worthwhile event. The reception will be held once again in the Wharf Room at the Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02210.

To reserve tickets please contact:
Debora Corbett
Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten, LLP
699 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
617-880-7134 * dcorbett@bhpklaw.com
Please see the attached link for additional information
http://www.fedbar.org/Chapters/Massachusetts-Chapter/Calendar/Massachusetts-Chapter-Annual-Federal-Judicial-Reception-.aspx

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Invitation to AB A Program May 25 - Precision Advocacy: Reinventing Motion Practice to Win

You are cordially invited to the Boston session of this national series put on by the American Bar Association, which addresses how to promote efficiency and improve the chances for success in motion practice. The program features two panel discussions, each including local district judges, magistrate judges, and plaintiffs' and defense counsel, discussing problems with current motion practice, and offering new, better, and cutting edge approaches for resolving interlocutory disputes.

U.S. District Judge John Bates, who presides in the District of Columbia, and is Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Civil Rules, will moderate both panels of the Boston program, featuring U.S. District Judges Allison Burroughs, Patti Saris, Leo Sorokin and Indira Talwani, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Dein. The attorneys on the panel will include Joseph Mueller, Heidi Nadel, Justin O'Brien and Hillary Schwab. The program chair is Lisa Wood.

More information and links to registration can be found at http://precisionadvocacy.weebly.com/. The program will be held in the First Circuits En Banc Courtroom at One Courthouse Way, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. on May 25, 2017. Online pre-registration is required.

 

March 2017

CM/ECF will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017 until 8:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017. Please plan your filings accordingly.


Public Notice Re: Local Rule Amendments & CM/ECF Outage

The Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts have amended the Local Rules to correct formatting, number and update statutory references. These amendments are presented for public comment. The comment period expires on April 10, 2017

This amendment and the full Local Rules may be found on the courts website at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/general/rules-home.htm. Please send any public comments via email to: rules@mad.uscourts.gov

 

February 2017

The U.S. District Court Forum, featuring the district judges and chief magistrate judge in a panel discussion, will be held on March 7, 2017
from 4-6 pm. The Forum will be held in the Jury Assembly Room at the Moakley U.S. Courthouse. The Forum will be simulcast to the Springfield and Worcester Courthouses to allow more members of the bar to attend. This program is offered free of charge, but attendees must register through the link below.

Space is limited, registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Register by clicking the link: http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/forum/index.htm

In conjunction with this Forum, the judges have each responded to inquiries about their respective procedures, preferences and/or standing orders about discovery matters, motion practice, pretrial conferences and trial procedures and these survey responses are accessible on each judge's respective page on the Court's website, http://www.mad.uscourts.gov.

During the Forum, a distin guished panel of attorneys will pose questions to the judges that will be of interest to attorneys handling both civil and criminal cases. These attorneys include:

Yvonne Chan Partner, Goodwin Procter, LLP
Lisa C Goodheart Partner, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
James D. Herbert Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorneys Office.
Kenneth C. Pickering Partner, Mirick OConnell
Timothy Watkins Asst. Federal Defender, Federal Public Defender Office
Eleanor P. Williams Asst. Vice President & Counsel - MassMutual

If you have any questions, please email rsvp@mad.uscourts.gov

 



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