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Surviving Civil: Common Issues in Managing Civil Cases

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Program Materials: Judges must login to download program materials or contact us to request a copy by email.

This full-day interdepartmental program for Massachusetts judges will focus on common issues that arise in managing civil cases. The program agenda will cover:

  • Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Dispositive Motions
  • Practical Tips for Handling Discovery Motions
  • Contempt
  • Attorneys’ Fees/Fee Shifting
  • Settlement in Civil Cases

Ample time will be allotted for participants to ask questions of the panelists and presenters. There will also be “choose your topic” breakout discussions on: (1) Chapter 93A Cases, (2) Collections, and (3) Zoning & Land Use.

This program is “a must” for newer judges; it will also serve as an opportunity for more experienced judges to exchange ideas and techniques with their colleagues.

Panelists and Presenters:
In alphabetical order

Hon. Theresa A. Bisenius
Probate and Family Court

Hon. Michael K. Callan
Superior Court

Hon. Mark S. Coven
District Court

Hon. Daniel C. Crane
District Court

Hon. Fairlie A. Dalton
Housing Court

Hon. Brian A. Davis
Superior Court

Hon. Kathryn E. Hand
Appeals Court

Hon. Dina E. Fein
Housing Court

Hon. Robert B. Foster
Land Court

Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan
Superior Court

Hon. Emily A. Karstetter
District Court

Hon. Maynard M. Kirpalani
Superior Court

Hon. Joseph F. Leighton, Jr.
Superior Court

Chief Justice Gordon H. Piper
Land Court

Hon. Peter J. Rubin
Appeals Court

Hon. Janet L. Sanders
Superior Court

Hon. Susan E. Sullivan
Superior Court

Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins
Superior Court

Hon. Paul D. Wilson
Superior Court


Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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