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During the past four months of living through COVID-19 and adjusting to social distancing changes in our lifestyle and litigation practices, we have been compelled to rethink how and where we practice law. Opportunities have emerged in our litigation practices that benefit our clients, and hopefully, such improvements will remain in place going forward, long after this pandemic ends. Court Appearances: As Tiffany Bentley’s recent blog discussed, the Probate and Family Court started conducting evidentiary hearings and trials in person, and all other hearings remain… Read more
Prior to 2020, “Trial by Zoom” is a phrase that, for most of us, would have conjured to mind the classic dispute resolution method of youth: “I’ll race you for it.” However, starting on March 13, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial issued a series of Orders that put a halt to all jury trials and most bench trials (trials where there is no jury, only a judge). At present, jury trials will resume on September 9, 2020, and may be conducted in person or by… Read more
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