Annual Bar Association Summer Outing

The annual Berkshire Bar Association Summer Outing will be Thursday, August 31st at Camp Russell starting at 4:00pm.  Join us for great food and drink.  This event is free to all members.  Please rsvp to hsaunders@docatty.com. Camp Russell is located at 341 Boys Club Road in Pittsfield. Boys Club Road is off of Swamp Road…

New Child Support Guidelines will take effect on September 15, 2017

Chief Justice Carey has approved new child support guidelines which will take effect on September 15, 2017. The new guidelines and information about the 2016-2017 Child Support Guidelines Task Force review can be found at: http://www.mass.gov/courts/selfhelp/family/child-support-guidelines.html.        

Proposed Chapter 13 Plan for the District of Massachusetts

Notice and Request for Public Comment – June 16, 2017 PROPOSED CHAPTER 13 PLAN FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS Under proposed amendments to Fed.R.Bankr.P.3015(c), effective December 1, 2017, Chapter 13 debtors will be required to use a new Official Form Chapter 13 Plan (“Local Plan”) unless a local Form Chapter 13 Plan (“Local Plan”) is adopted…

Notice: 2nd Release of Revised MUPC Estate Forms

To:  All Judges, Registers, Assistant Registers, Judicial Case Managers, Assistant Judicial Case Managers, and Administrative Deputy Assistants: Attached please find a notice concerning the 2nd release of revised MUPC Estate forms.  There are two new documents: MPC 855, Instructions for the Petition for Complete Settlement and MPC 973, a Checklist for Sale of Real Estate.  All…

December 1, 2016 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

From the First Circuit Court of Appeals: Please be advised that the December 1, 2016, amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure make significant changes to appellate practice. View or download a summary of the amendments PDF here:  summary-of-amendments-to-frap View or download The proposed amendments PDF here:  proposed-amendments

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