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Navigating the Superior Court in the digital age

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    In the post-pandemic world, business practices of the past have yielded to new modes of delivering essential services. The Massachusetts Superior Court is no exception. These changes have led to many advantages as well as some pitfalls. What are the benefits of electronic filing as opposed to filing with paper? Will I appear before the court in person or virtually? What is the most effective way of communicating with the court? Join our panel as we provide you with understanding and insight as to what has changed (and what hasn’t) in the digital age and what you can do to successfully steer your case from start to finish.

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    • 2:00 - 2:10 pm

      Welcome and Introduction

      John E. Powers, III, Esq., Suffolk Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
    • 2:10 - 2:20 pm

      State of Technology in the Trial Court

      Michael A. Sullivan, Esq., Middlesex Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Woburn
    • 2:20 - 2:45 pm

      E-Filing

      Nuts & Bolts of e-filing (what is it & what it is not) how do you use it, potential filing issues.
      Matthew Day, Esq., Middlesex Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Woburn
    • 2:45 - 2:55 pm

      Initiating Your Case

      Paper filings vs electronic filing (pros and cons)
    • 2:55 - 3:05 pm

      Remote vs In-Person Court Events

    • 3:05 - 3:15 pm

      Communication with the Court

    • 3:15 - 3:30 pm

      Practical Tips in Navigating the Courtroom and the Clerk’s Office

      Carlotta M. Patten, Esq., Essex Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Salem
    • 3:30 - 3:35 pm

      Electronic Notices

      Which notices will be received via e-mail vs paper?
      John E. Powers, III, Esq., Suffolk Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
    • 3:35 - 3:40 pm

      Recording Vault

      How to navigate the technology (how to register, access, etc.)
      Margaret M. Buckley, Esq., Suffolk Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
    • 3:40 - 4:00 pm

      "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session and Key Takeaways

      Panel

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    John E. Powers, III, Esq., Suffolk Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

    Faculty

    Margaret M. Buckley, Esq., Suffolk Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
    Matthew Day, Esq., Middlesex Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Woburn
    Carlotta M. Patten, Esq., Essex Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Salem
    Michael A. Sullivan, Esq., Middlesex Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Woburn
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