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P.O. Box 559 ยท 50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01102-0559
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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT WM. TRAVAUN BAILEY                                                                         

Those of you that know me may not be aware, but not unlike many of you, drug addiction has touched my life. In January I received a phone call from my brother informing me that a very close friend from high school had passed away because he had lost his fight against opioid addiction. Understandably, I went through many emotions upon finding out this news. I was sad, angry, confused and just lost. I even felt guilty for not being a better friend. I couldn’t understand how something like this could happen.

I felt like I let my friend down.  I was desperately searching for a way to make sense of this tragedy and to find a way to do something about it. To my surprise... the answer I was looking for was in Springfield District Court.

In January 2017, the Springfield District Court started the Court Assisted and Supervised Treatment Session, otherwise more commonly known as the “Drug Court.” It is a specialty court that services non-violent drug offenders and provides services and treatment to participants rather than incarceration.

Judge Charles Groce, III presides over the session, which meets every Wednesday at approximately 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 11. Each participant in the program is assigned a probation officer, recovery coach and a drug court advocate who work collectively with the participants to assist in their recovery. The participants are required to report to the Drug Court weekly to update the Court on their recovery progress. It sounds like any other court session when described, however, I can tell you personally that it is court like you have never seen it before.  (This makes you sound like a participant…)

Judge Groce chooses to forgo the customary black robe and elects to address the participants standing eye-to-eye rather than sitting on the bench. The probation officer will provide a report to the court on the participant’s progress. The participants share with the court what the previous week of recovery was like for them. The sharing of the stories of these people routinely leads to smiles, laughter, loud applause and sometimes tears. Judge Groce routinely describes those who are involved with the Drug Court as family. It is my opinion that this personal connection Judge Groce has made with the participants has led to trust whereby the participants believe that the Drug Court is sincerely there to help them with their recovery.  

I have been volunteering with the Drug Court since February as a drug court advocate. It has been an experience like I have never had before. I have been able to witness small miracles each week as the participants continue to move forward and excel in the program. Recovery from substance abuse is extremely challenging but it is amazing to see the weekly challenges, changes and health improvements on the participants. I used to be one that was skeptical about the trial court’s move to specialty courts, but my short time with the Drug Court has taught me that these programs literally save lives.   

If you are interested in finding out more about the Drug Court or getting involved with the court yourself, please feel free to contact Chief Probation Officer Terrence O’Neil or Assistant Chief Probation Officer Jason Martins from the Springfield District Court Probation Department.

One last thought... It is with a heavy heart that I report that this past month the HCBA Board of Directors lost our colleague and friend, Stephen Phillips. One of the best things about being associated with the Board of Directors is that you get to meet, work and get to know colleagues that you may not have an opportunity to in your specific area of practice.  I had that exact experience with Stephen. Over the years he and I worked on numerous projects through the HCBA and through that work we developed a mutual respect and friendship. He was always willing to help or volunteer his time to make other people’s lives better. There was no better example of that then when Stephen got involved with helping veterans. He was very active working with “Soldier On” and was active in the Protecting our Protectors program where lawyers volunteer time to draft wills for veterans.  Despite not feeling well, Stephen continued to be an active member of our Board, working to help others that were less fortunate.  It was a pleasure working with Stephen and I was honored to know him. We all at the HCBA will miss him dearly. 


WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

The Hampden County Bar Association would like to welcome the following attorneys and students as new members

Nicholas D. Amanti, Esquire – Fitzgerald Attorneys At Law, P.C.
Tyson A. Fung, Esquire – Hampden County District Attorney’s Office
Matthew S. LaValley, Esquire
Susan M. Turcotte, Esquire
Kathryn G. Wakefield, Esquire – Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
Sarah K. Willey, Esquire – Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP

MEMBER INFO

Honorable Kathleen A. Sandman was inducted as an Associate Justice of the Probate & Family Court on Thursday, October 5, 2017, in the Worcester Probate & Family Court.  Hampden County Bar Association President, Wm. Travaun Bailey presented Judge Sandman with a judicial robe from the association.  Click here for photos of the ceremony.  Congratulations!

Attorney Regina L. Perry-Abbott has announced her new contact information of 17 Main Street, P.O. Box 562, Wilbraham, MA 01095, telephone (413) 279-1993, fax (413) 596-3779, email rpa@perryabbottlaw.com

Attorney Mark J. Esposito has announced that he has joined the law firm of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., 1441 Main Street, Suite 1100, Springfield, MA 01103, telephone (413) 737-1131, fax (413) 736-0375, email mesposito@ssfpc.com

Attorney Elizabeth Dineen, executive director of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts and a 1977 graduate of Elms College, has been named to receive the college's 2017 Sr. Margaret James McGrath Distinguished Alumni Award.  Click here for more information.  Congratulations!

The HCBA is now on Social Media

The Hampden County Bar Association is on facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Please follow us for up-to-date news, photos and events reminders.

Online Pictorial Directory

Have you checked out the new online pictorial directory?  Please check out your information for accuracy and let us know of any changes you would like.  If we do not have a picture for you, or you would like to change your picture, please send your picture to our office via email in an image format (Jpeg, tif, gif, png). 

Springfield Thunderbirds' Tickets 2017-2018 Season

The next available Springfield Thunderbirds tickets are for Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 7:05 pm vs. Hartford Wolfpack and Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 3:05 pm vs. Toronto Marlies.  Any member interested in having their name included in a raffle to win the tickets should contact the Hampden County Bar Association each week at (413) 732-4660 or via email by Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.  We will draw the name and contact the winner. If you are unable to attend, we will pull another name.  Go Thunderbirds!


GOOD DEEDS

The Hampden County Bar Association would like to thank Attorney Christopher S. Todd and Attorney George F. Kelly, who took the time to help individuals with legal assistance in our lobby even though they were not scheduled to volunteer. Your help to the community is greatly appreciated.

 


PRO-BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH

This Month we would like to recognize Attorney Claudette-Jean Girard who is our "Pro Bono Volunteer for the Month of October." Attorney Girard makes it a practice to volunteer in the Probate Court Lawyer for the Day program on a monthly basis and can be counted on whenever we have a cancellation and are looking for a volunteer. Thank you, Claudette-Jean, we appreciate your commitment to giving back!

The Hampden County Bar Association through its Legal Clinic, funded by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., acknowledges attorneys who consistently make time for pro bono work by volunteering for our Lawyer for the Day and conciliation programs on a regular basis. The "Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month" will be entitled to one free brown bag lunch seminar and recognized each month in the Barrister Newsletter...will you be the next one??

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jaime at the Hampden County Legal Clinic.


HCBA MEMBERSHIP DUES & SUSTAINING MEMBERS

Members who have not yet sent in their 2017-2018 Membership Renewal Dues will receive a past-due invoice via email this week.  Anyone who does not remit their dues before October 31, 2017, will be removed from the email distribution list and will no longer be eligible to participate in HCBA programs and sections.  If you are experiencing a hardship or need an extension, please contact our office as soon as possible.  
 
Thank you to all of the judges, attorneys and firms who have chosen to be sustaining members for the upcoming year!  If you did not receive a renewal invoice please contact our office at (413) 732-4660 or via email.
 
Included in the dues invoice are options for Sustaining Membership, Real Estate Section Membership, and donations to the Hampden County Bar Foundation, John F. Moriarty Scholarship, Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship and Judicial Portrait Fund. All donations are now tax deductible!

SCHOLARSHIPS

COLONEL ARCHER B. BATTISTA VETERANS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Hampden County Bar Association created a veteran's memorial scholarship fund in memory of our Past President, dear friend, and colleague, the late Colonel Archer B. Battista. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship Fund, checks can be sent payable to the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship Fund or the Hampden County Bar Foundationto Hampden County Bar Association, P.O. Box 559, Springfield, MA 01102-0559. For more information, please contact Noreen Nardi or call the HCBA office at 413-732-4660.

JOHN F. MORIARTY SCHOLARSHIP

The John F. Moriarty Law School Scholarship was established by the Hampden County Bar Association through contributions of its members and from donations made in memory of the late Superior Court Judge John F. Moriarty of Holyoke.   Applicants must have been residents of Hampden County for at least five years. The scholarship is based on merit and financial need.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the John F. Moriarty Law School Scholarship, please send your check payable to the John F. Moriarty Law School Scholarship to the Hampden County Bar Association, P.O. Box 559, Springfield, MA 01102-0559. For more information, please contact Noreen Nardi or call the HCBA office at 413-732-4660.


HCBA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Hampden County Bar Association offers a variety of annual sponsorship levels. These packages offer a clear picture of how your company can benefit while making an impact on our legal community and the services we can offer the public. Depending on the package you choose, your company will be prominently recognized in our event promotions such as email blasts and notices, as well as in our monthly newsletter. Website links are also available. HCBA sponsorships are an excellent vehicle to consider when it comes to marketing your company's products and services. Please click here for more information regarding our Sponsorship Packages.

Should our sponsorship opportunities not fit your marketing plan or budget, the association encourages you to consider other forms of participation, and we would be happy to discuss your needs.

Thank you to our current 2017-2018 sponsors:


SILVER

Bacon Wilson, P.C.
Bacon Wilson, P.C. - Attorneys

BRONZE

Law Office of Joseph M. Pacella
Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley, P.C.
Raipher, P.C.
The Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn
Western New England School of Law

BLUE

Alekman DiTusa, LLC
Robinson Donovan, PC

WHITE


Attorneys Charles R. & Carol K. Casartello
Catuogno Court Reporting & Stentel Transcription
Cybersystems
Attorney Michael O. Jennings (In Memory of Joe Jennings)
Thomas A. Kenefick, III, P.C.

Libbos Law
Lyon & Fitzpatrick, LLP
Morrison Mahoney, LLP
Planet Fitness
Resnic, Beauregard, Waite & Driscoll
Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

RED

Albano Law, LLC
Wm. Travaun Bailey, Esquire
Bay Path University
Brodeur-McGan, P.C.
CATIC (Connecticut Attorney Title Insurance Company)
KC Law, Kevin Chrisanthopoulos Esq.
Dunn & Wilson
Terrence M. Dunphy, Esquire

Law Office of Angela M. Edwards
Egan, Flanagan and Cohen, P.C.
Alfred J. Geoffrion, Jr., Esquire
HCBA Arbitration & Mediation Service
HCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service
Governors Councillor, Mary E. Hurley
Law Office of Christopher B. Myhrum
Jared L. Olanoff, Attorney at Law
Peskin, Courchesne & Allen, P.C.
Law Offices of Dennis P. Powers, P.C.
Ross & Ross, P.C.
Barry M. Ryan, Esquire
Attorney Jeffrey B. Sagalyn
Valley Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Westfield Family & Sport Chiropractic
WNEU School of Law Alumni Association


HAMPDEN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Hampden County Bar Association Education Committee would like to thank the following individuals who took time out of their busy schedule to present an educational training during the past month:

Nick Cocchi, Hampden County Sheriff
Robert Hoffman, Jr., Hampden County Chief Deputy
J. Diaz, Hampden County Senior Deputy


UPCOMING SEMINARS

"HOW TO" SERIES

"SENTENCING 101: The "Nuts & Bolts" of Mass Law About Sentencing."

Thursday, October 19, 2017,   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:
Hampden County Hall of Justice
Superior Courtroom #1, 3rd Floor
50 State Street, Springfield


Presenters:

Honorable Edward J. McDonough, Jr., Massachusetts Appeals Court
Honorable Daniel A. Ford, Massachusetts Superior Court
Honorable William P. Hadley, District Court Justice
Attorney Lee J. Gartenberg, Director of Inmate Legal Services, Middlesex Sheriff's Office
David B. Cavanaugh, Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Hampden County Sheriff's Department
Elizabeth A. Hanna, Classification Director at the Hampden County Sheriff's Department
Lorna Spencer, Chief Probation Officer, Hampden County Superior Court
Attorney Nicholas J. Raring, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Attorney Maida H. Wassermann, Assistant District Attorney, Hampden County District Attorney's Office

Click here for more information and the registration or Click here to register online.


UPCOMING "HOW TO" SERIES...Watch for Details!

Proof of Damages

UPCOMING BROWN BAG LUNCH SEMINARS…Watch for Details!

Child Support Guidelines
93A Letters

UPCOMING CRIMINAL & CIVIL BROWN BAG SEMINARS...Watch for Details!

RMV-Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Probation/Addiction: An Attorney’s Perspective

UPCOMING EXPERTS IN RESIDENCE…Watch for Details!

Divorce, Family & Child Support

UPCOMING PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS... Watch for Details!

Surviving & Thriving as a New Practitioner


UPCOMING EVENTS & FOLLOW-UPS

4th Annual Race Judicata Follow-Up

October 1st was an excellent day for the 4th Annual Race Judicata - A Run for the Bar.  We had a perfect day for our awesome runners and walkers of all ages (perhaps there will be a Kids Fun Run next year!).  Without all of our participants, sponsors, committee members and volunteers including those from Baystate Academy Charter Public High School, it would not have been such a huge success!  The proceeds from this year's event benefit the Children's Law Project, which provides an attorney to children in need of legal representation in the Hampden County Probate and Family Court, and the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship Fund.  We are pleased that so many members of our bench, bar and community came out to participate in such a worthy cause. 

Please support our sponsors and those who helped make this another successful fundraiser:  MGM Springfield, Western New England University School of LawBacon Wilson, P.C.Attorney Kathleen Cavanaugh, Attorney Christina M. Turgeon,  Attorney Jared L. OlanoffSabrina & Michael Serricchio, Sapphire Property Development, LLC, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., Marien & Hodge, P.C., Connor & Morneau, LLP, City Tire, Attorney Nicholas J. HorganAttorney Lori Landers-Carvalho, Massachusetts Bar Association, SCL Sound SystemsHealth New England, Dunn & Wilson, O'Donald Law Offices, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, The Thunderbirds,  Dr. Kristen Hook, Ideal Health & Body, Big Y, JP's Restaurant, Louie Logo and the Elks Lodge.  We would also like to thank the following sponsors from our corporate sponsorship packages: Alekman & DiTusa, LLC, Attorneys Charles R. and Carol K. Casartello, Cybersystems, In Memory of Joe Jennings, Libbos Law, Lyon & Fitzpatrick, LLP, Morrison Mahoney, LLP,  Robinson Donovan, P.C.,  Resnic, Beauregard, Waite & Driscoll, Law Office of Thomas A. Kenefick, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., Catuogno Court Reporting & Stentel Transcription,  Libbos Law,  and Planet Fitness.

Thanks so much to all of our runners, walkers and spectators.  Congratulations to this year's winners (some are second-time winners)!  We hope all past winners will come back next year in an attempt to defend their titles.  Click here to view photos from the race.  Visit our facebook page.

                                                              WOMEN                                          MEN

1st Place:                                           Erin Meehan                             Benjamin Farias
2nd Place:                                          Eliza Weisse                             Michael Weisse
3rd Place:                                           Kate Higgins-Shea                  Stephen Holstrom

Age Group 1 - 18:                              Lily Mulcahy                             Ryan Therrien
Age Group 19 - 29:                            Kimberly Roche                         
Age Group 30 - 39:                            Rachel McGuire                       Jeremie Arthur
Age Group 40 - 49:                            Victoria Bergeron                    Wm. Travaun Bailey
Age Group 50 - 59:                            Barbara Bosworth                   David Hanson
Age Group 60 +:                                Leslie Olanoff                          Charlie Casartello
                                                
 

Congratulations to our 50/50 raffle winner, Simon Brighenti and to our door prize winner (Family Four Pack to the Springfield Thunderbirds), Barry O’Brien.

If you are a winner and have not received your prize, or if you pre-registered but were unable to make it to the event, please stop in to the HCBA office or email Attorney Christina M. Turgeon to get your prize or swag bag!

Lawyer on the Line - Volunteers Needed

The Hampden County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral & Information Service, in conjunction with Western Mass News, Channel 40, will be holding a Lawyer on the Line program on Monday, November 20, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm during their newscast. Anyone interested in volunteering, please email the Hampden County Bar Association office.

Toast to the Season Evening Social

The Hampden County Bar Association will host a Toast of the Season Evening Social on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 5:00 pm at the Springfield Sheraton, Mahogany Room, 2nd Floor.  All members of the legal community are welcome.  Mark your calendars and Save the Date!  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to "Toys for Tots" and receive a beer or wine ticket.  Spread the word!  Click here for more information.

2018 Law Day Theme Announced

The American Bar Association is pleased to announce the theme for Law Day 2018, which is "Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom."   Visit lawday.org to learn more.  The Hampden County Bar Association will celebrate Law Day 2018 on May 1, 2018.  SAVE THE DATE!

Other Event Photos


Click here to view photos from past and current events.


CRIMINAL LAW SECTION

Criminal Law Section Monthly Meeting

The next Criminal Law Section monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield.
  The presenters are Attorney Deborah Roberge and Annie Park & Mary Chiecko from AdCare in West Springfield who will discuss "A Drug Dependent Person: 111E section 10."  If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Hampden County Bar Association's Criminal Law Section, please email Chair, Attorney Jacquelyn Lee-WashingtonIf you are a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney in Hampden County, this is a GREAT networking opportunity for criminal attorneys and prosecutors. We hope to see you there!


NEW LAWYERS SECTION

Monthly Lunch

The next New Lawyers Section monthly lunch will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Plan B Burger Bar, 1000 W Columbus Avenue, Springfield.  In an effort to keep the meeting to 1 hour, we are providing a link to their menu. Please contact Attorney Anjali V. Shankar to RSVP.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Hampden County Bar Association's New Lawyers Section, please email Chair, Attorney Daniel M. McKellick. This is a GREAT networking opportunity for attorneys who have been practicing law in Hampden County for less than ten years.


SOLO & SMALL FIRM SECTION

Monthly Meeting

The next Solo and Small Firm Section meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the law office of Attorney Keith A. Minoff, 1350 Main Street, Suite 1005, Springfield.  The topic for the meeting will be "billing practices."  Please feel free to bring your lunch!  If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Hampden County Bar Association's Solo & Small Firm Section, please email Chair, Attorney Keith A. Minoff.  

This is a GREAT networking opportunity for solo attorneys and small firms who practice in Hampden County.

The Solo & Small Firm Section would like to thank Attorney Felicity Hardee,  who was our guest speaker at the October 5, 2017, meeting.


REAL ESTATE SECTION

Monthly Lunch

The next Real Estate Section lunch
 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at NOON at THE FORT, 8 Fort Street, Springfield, MA. (Your parking ticket will be validated if you park in the Hampden Street lot).  Guest Speaker Attorney Simon J. Brighenti, Jr., of O'Connell, Attmore & Morris, LLC, will discuss  "Compare and Contrast - Massachusetts vs. Connecticut Foreclosure Process."  Click here for more information and the registration.  Click here to register online.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Hampden County Bar Association's Real Estate Section, please email Chair, Attorney Cristina M. Ianello

This is a GREAT networking opportunity for attorneys practicing real estate law in Hampden County.

The Real Estate Section would like to thank William C. Reichelt, Mayor of West Springfield and Kate R. O'Brien, West Springfield Town Attorney who were guest speakers at the September 20, 2017, meeting.

BANKRUPTCY SECTION

Monthly Lunch

The next Bankruptcy Section monthly lunch meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 23, 2017,  at NOON at Samuel's, 1000 W. Columbus Avenue, Springfield.  The guest speaker will be Attorney Mary P. Sharon, Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Massachusetts. Please email your questions for Attorney Sharon by Tuesday, October 17, 2017, to Chair, Steven Weiss.  Click here for more information.  If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Hampden County Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section, please email Chair, Attorney Steven Weiss. Click here to register online.

This is a GREAT networking opportunity for attorneys practicing bankruptcy law in Hampden County.

The BankruptcySection would like to thank Attorney Henry E, Geberth, Jr., who was guest speaker at the September 25, 2017, meeting.

The 2017 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Pro Bono Awards Ceremony

The United State Bankruptcy Court's 2017 Pro Bono Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Donohue Federal Building and Courthouse in Worcester.  Click here for more information.

16th Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Symposium

This annual symposium is being held at the Western New England University School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA, 01119 on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  This year's program will provide practical discussions regarding issues facing bankruptcy practitioners and update attorneys on changes in the law.  

The Honorable Henry J. Boroff (Ret.), Honorable Elizabeth D. Katz of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts, Springfield, Attorney L. Alexandra Hogan of Sabella Hogan, P.C. and Attorney Christina M. Turgeon, will be in attendance to offer their insights.  Members of the Worcester, Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire County bar associations enjoy a special discounted rate of $80.  Click here for more details.


LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SECTION

Monthly Meeting

The next Labor and Employment Section meeting will be Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the law offices of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., One Monarch Place, 1414 Main Street, Suite 2000, Springfield, MA.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Hampden County Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section, please email Chair, Attorney Timothy F. Murphy.  Click here to register online.

This is a GREAT networking opportunity for attorneys practicing labor and employment law in Hampden County.


PROBATE & FAMILY COURT

Probate & Family Court Bench Bar Meeting

The next Probate & Family Court Bench Bar meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 4:00 pm in Courtroom 1. If anyone has any agenda items for the next meeting, please feel free to contact co-chair, Attorney Kathleen O'Malley

Military Affidavits

Effective immediately, the registry will only require the Plaintiff/Petitioner to file a Military Affidavit before a judgment/decree enters.  Ideally, they would like it filed at the time of the initial filing.  Click here for a copy of the new affidavit and appearance form. If there is a Modification filed, the plaintiff will file a Military Affidavit and the defendant will not be required to file a Military Affidavit when they file their answer unless the defendant files a counterclaim which changes his party type to a Plaintiff.  The affidavit is not needed for joint petitions.  On the Military Affidavit form, according to the Administrative Office of the Probate and Family Court, "necessary facts" are required when you check the first or second box, but not required when you check the third box.

Volunteer Opportunities in Probate Court

There is a critical need for volunteers in Probate Court during the month of October. We all have more than enough demands on our time already, but the volunteer programs we have in place in Hampden County are invaluable to the Probate Court and to the public it serves. Please carve out a few hours one day this month to help out.

The Probate Court Bench Bar Sub-Committee on Volunteer Opportunities in conjunction with the Hampden County Bar Association offer various volunteer programs, along with a calendar of available dates that volunteers are needed in the Probate & Family Court. The programs include Conciliation, Pre-Trial Limited Assistance Representation, DOR Contempts and Lawyer for the Day.

We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered in one or more of our Probate and Family Court Volunteer Programs in September:

Attorney Christina T. Benoit
Attorney Claudette-Jean Girard
Attorney Alison Silber

Remember volunteering is easy and can be done online at your convenience through Sign Up Genius! Please click here to schedule your next volunteer date.


If you would like more information regarding the program requirements or a complete list of the available dates, please email the Hampden County Legal Clinic or by calling 413-733-6500.

DISTRICT COURT

Westfield District Court Standing Order - 2017-01 Trial Readiness Conferences

Beginning with the December 2017 Jury-of-Six Session, the rules and procedures of the Westfield District Court Standing Order - 2017-01 Trial Readiness Conferences shall be in effect.

District Court Lawyer for the Day

Volunteers

The Lawyer for the Day program continues to be a success due to the many volunteers who have offered their services in District Court on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is a great pro bono opportunity for area attorneys. We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered for Wednesdays and Thursdays in September:

Attorney Johnathan R. Elliott, Sr.
Attorney David G. Fromm
Attorney Maurice Caston Powe
Attorney Christina M. Turgeon 
Attorney Steven R. Weiner
Attorney Stuart D. Weissman
 

There are still some opportunities for volunteers in District Court during the month of October.

Remember volunteering is easy and can be done online at your convenience through Sign Up Genius! Please click here to schedule your next volunteer date.

If you would like more information regarding the programs requirements or a complete list of the available dates, please email the Hampden County Legal Clinic or by calling 413-733-6500.

JUVENILE COURT

Bench Bar Meeting

The next Juvenile Court bench bar meeting has not been scheduled. Watch for more details! (The court continues to work on the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative). The Bench Bar meetings are held quarterly and are open to all attorneys who practice in Juvenile Court. For more information or to present agenda items, please contact Attorney Patrick R. Sparks.

HOUSING COURT

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in Western Division Housing Court during the month of October. We all have more than enough demands on our time already, but the volunteer programs we have in place in Hampden County are invaluable to the Western Division Housing Court and to the public it serves. Please carve out a few hours one day this month to help out. This program benefits landlords and tenants who are income eligible.

We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered for Mondays and Thursdays in September:

Attorney Edward C. Bryant
Attorney Richard Herbert
Attorney Kathleen A. Jackson
Attorney Patrick D. Nicoletti
Attorney Thomas N. Wilson
 

Remember volunteering is easy and can be done online at your convenience through Sign Up Genius! Please click here to schedule your next volunteer date.

If you would like more information regarding the programs requirements or a complete list of the available dates, please email the Hampden County Legal Clinic or by calling 413-733-6500.

Western Division Housing Court's Resource Summit

First Justice Fein and Clerk Magistrate Montori would like to extend to you an invitation to the Western Division Housing Court's Resource Summit in Housing Courtroom 1 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  Members of the Hampden County Housing Court Bar are invited to attend, participate, and learn about the services their clients may be eligible to receive.  Representatives of service providers will give short presentations about their organizations, the services they provide, and the clientele they serve.  This is a great opportunity for information gathering and exchange outside of the litigation context.  And it promises to be a lively gathering for all of those whose work touches the possibility of homelessness and other issues addressed in the Housing Court.  Please email Laura Fenn or call (413) 748-7838 for more information.  

HCBA ARBITRATION/MEDIATION SERVICE

Our panel members, as an accommodation to the Bar Association, have agreed to serve at substantially reduced rates for arbitrations, mediations or case evaluations. Indeed, many of our panel members independently mediate and arbitrate cases at higher rates. Why not conserve resources by coordinating your arbitrations or mediations through the Hampden County Bar Association? We encourage you to support your bar association by keeping the Arbitration and Mediation Service in mind for alternative dispute resolution. For a complete list of arbitrators/mediators and the type of cases they handle, please click here.

For information about the service, renewals or becoming a member of the panel, please contact our office by calling (413) 748-7951 or via email. This information may also be obtained by visiting our website.

LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE

The Hampden County Bar Association's LRIS meets American Bar Association standards for lawyer referral and has a Reduced Rate Panel. Anyone interested in participating in the lawyer referral program can contact our office at 413-732-4660 or via email.

In addition to our experienced panel, attorneys have the option to participate in the Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) panel. This program is free to attorneys participating in the standard (traditional) LRIS program. There is also an option to participate only 
in the LAR program for Hampden County Bar Association members. For more information on the new program, please call the HCBA office or contact us via email. You can also find information on our website at www.hcbar.org.

Within the last month, attorneys have submitted over $2,086 in LRIS referral percentage payments, a result of over $13,907 in client fees.

If you receive a call from a potential client looking for assistance in an area of law that you do not practice, why not refer them to the Hampden County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral & Information Service? All members of the LRIS are your experienced colleagues. Support your LRIS in providing quality referrals in our community!

The LRIS is currently looking for attorneys who handle civil rights and education law.


Legal Help Hotline Follow-Up

The Hampden County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral & Information Service, in conjunction with Western New England University School of Law, held a Legal Help Hotline program on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  Thank you to  Attorney Wm. Travaun Bailey,  Attorney Kenneth R. Barba, Attorney Ann E. Dargie, Attorney Mickey E. Harris, Attorney David M. Hodge, Attorney Matthew S. Hutchinson, Attorney Lan Kantany, Attorney Talia K. Landry, Attorney Lisa S. Lippiello, Attorney Laura D. Mangini, Attorney Daniel M. McKellick, Attorney Amy J. Megliola, Attorney Patrick D. Nicoletti, Attorney Nathan A. Olin, Attorney Dennis P. Powers, Attorney Mary P. Powers, Attorney Nancy Ramos, Attorney Sanjiv N. Reejhsinghani, Attorney Robert C. Sacco, Attorney Diana S. Velez Harris for volunteering.


HAMPDEN COUNTY LEGAL CLINIC

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Funding

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to have received funding from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company of $160,000 for the Legal Clinic for the next two years!  We are very grateful to the MassMutual Financial Group for their continued support of this program.

The Hampden County Legal Clinic has been busy coordinating volunteers for programs in District, Housing, and Probate Courts as well as handling housing, consumer protection, and foreclosure intake calls. This would not be possible without the financial support from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these programs, please email the Hampden County Legal Clinic or by calling 413-733-6500. Click here to view the Hampden County Legal Clinic 2016 Annual Pro Bono Report.

Parking Validation for Lawyer for the Day Volunteers


Did you know, that through the generous funding from Mass Mutual Financial Group we have arranged for parking validation at the MassMutual parking garage for attorneys who volunteer through our lawyer for the day program? Please contact

Jaime at the Legal Clinic for more information about parking validation. Please note parking will be validated for only the hours you are volunteering for a lawyer for the day program and you must sign up through our office.

CHILDREN'S LAW PROJECT

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to announce that we will receive an IOLTA Grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation of $45,000 for funding of the Hampden County Bar Association's Children's Law Project for the 2017-2018 Grant year. We are very grateful to the Massachusetts Bar Foundation for their continued support of this program. Through this program, children receive legal representation in the Hampden County Family and Probate Court for an array of matters. Visit their website for more information about the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and the good work they do.

The Children's Law Project is looking for qualified attorneys to join our panel. If interested, please click here for an application.


LOMAP - LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT TIP

MassLOMAP is a service provided to Massachusetts licensed (or soon to be) attorneys to establish and institutionalize professional office practices and procedures. MassLOMAP is a program of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers.

This month's law practice management tip from the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP):


Tips on Law Practice & Lawyer Life from LOMAP and LCL:

You're a lawyer, but you're only one human. There are hard limits on how much you can accomplish, and growth depends on how effectively you delegate to others. Our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers will give you the best practices of champion delegators - in 30 minutes or less. Our webinars are always FREE but spots are limited so register now!

September 29th is the next meeting of Solo|Stress Connection - our monthly online discussion group designed to help with the unique sources of stress connected to operating a solo law practice. Solo | Stress Connection is free and confidential; join here.

LCL and its LOMAP program provide free practice management, mental health counseling, and recovery services to Massachusetts lawyers, law students, and judges.

Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk

The Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk will take place in Boston on Saturday, October 28, 2017, to raise money for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation the disease of addiction causes families.  Click here to sponsor Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Executive Director, Attorney Anna Levine.  Click here to register online.


OTHER COURTHOUSE NEWS

Western Mass. Court-Connected Dispute Resolutions Celebration

The Hampden County Bar Association is sponsoring the MBA's Dispute Resolution (DR) Section as they kick off Conflict Resolution Week in Western Massachusetts on Monday, October 16, 2017, from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm in the Hampden County Hall of Justice, Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield.  Featured speakers will be Senator Eric P. Lesser, (D) 1st Hampden and Hampshire Senate District, Honorable Mark D Mason, Superior Court, and Honorable David G. Sacks, Probate and Family Court and Chair, Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution.  Click here for more information.

The 2017 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Pro Bono Awards Ceremony

The United State Bankruptcy Court's 2017 Pro Bono Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Donohue Federal Building and Courthouse in Worcester.  Click here for more information.

Western Division Housing Court's Resource Summit

First Justice Fein and Clerk Magistrate Montori would like to extend to you an invitation to the Western Division Housing Court's Resource Summit in Housing Courtroom 1 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  Members of the Hampden County Housing Court Bar are invited to attend, participate, and learn about the services their clients may be eligible to receive.  Representatives of service providers will give short presentations about their organizations, the services they provide, and the clientele they serve.  This is a great opportunity for information gathering and exchange outside of the litigation context.  And it promises to be a lively gathering for all of those whose work touches the possibility of homelessness and other issues addressed in the Housing Court.  Please email Laura Fenn or call (413) 748-7838 for more information.  

This is Your Court Day

The Springfield Hall of Justice will hold an Open House for "This Is Your Court" Day on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 50 State Street, Springfield.  Schools and other groups are invited to come and meet court leaders and learn about the justice system.  Click here for a copy of the press release.  Click here for more information.

Westfield District Court Standing Order - 2017-01 Trial Readiness Conferences

Beginning with the December 2017 Jury-of-Six Session, the rules and procedures of the Westfield District Court  Standing Order - 2017-01 Trial Readiness Conferences shall be in effect.

Massachusetts Appeals Court Comes to Springfield

The Massachusetts Appellate Court is sitting in Springfield at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Campus Center, Room 163C, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 9:30 am.  


LEGAL COMMUNITY NEWS

Pro Bono Service Opportunity for Lawyers Nationwide to Help Hurricane Victims

We know that many lawyers across the nation would like to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. One way to help is to provide volunteer legal services through ABA/Texas Free Legal Answers. We have modified the ABA Free Legal Answers system in Texas to permit out of state attorneys to volunteer to answer Harvey related questions, per an order issued by the Texas Supreme Court permitting such service. Click here for information on how to do this. Training resources are provided.

Additionally, the ABA has created a web page with information about Harvey relief, including how to volunteer. 

The ABA recognizes that Florida may face a similar situation, and are exploring doing the same with Florida Legal Answers in the event that Hurricane Irma causes substantial damage leading to the need for pro bono disaster legal services.

Costume Run for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

The Latino/a Law Student Association (LLSA) at the Western New England School of Law is  partnering with the Charities Committee at WNEU Law to assist Puerto Rico in its current crisis by organizing a Charity Walk/Run on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Western New England University School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield. 100% of the proceeds going to Puerto Rico to aid in hurricane relief efforts.  Please email Veronice Santana for more information.
 
16th Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Symposium

This annual symposium is being held at the Western New England University School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA, 01119 on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  This year's program will provide practical discussions regarding issues facing bankruptcy practitioners and update attorneys on changes in the law.  

The Honorable Henry J. Boroff (Ret.), Honorable Elizabeth D. Katz of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts, Springfield, Attorney L. Alexandra Hogan of Sabella Hogan, P.C. and Attorney Christina M. Turgeon, will be in attendance to offer their insights.  Members of the Worcester, Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire County bar associations enjoy a special discounted rate of $80.  Click here for more details.

Board of Bar Overseers' Recruitment of Pro Bono Lawyers

The Board of Bar Overseers is seeking applications from attorneys who are interested in representing other lawyers on a pro bono or reduced fee basis in their disciplinary proceedings before the board.  Click here for a copy of a press release describing the nature of the work.

The Court Service Center is Seeking Volunteers and Needs Your Help! 

The Court Service Center provides self-represented litigants with information and assistance in completing court forms for Probate and Family Court, housing, small claims and other matters.  The Court Service Center cannot provide legal advice; you will only assist individuals who have issues in the areas of law that you are comfortable with.  The Court Service Center needs your help Monday through Friday from 9 am-1 pm or 2 pm-4:30 pm in October.  Please check your calendars and sign up by contacting the Court Service Center Manager, Attorney Karen Duffy at 413-748-7640 or via email with your availability.  Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
 
The Court Service Center would like to thank Attorney Joanna Cobleigh,  Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Attorney Christine A. Charron, Attorney Stephanie A. Fitzgerald,  Attorney Timothy F. Murphy,  Attorney Kelly A. Koch,  Attorney Alison Silber,  Attorney Gillian Szlachetka-Dubay, Attorney Mary A. Samberg,  Attorney Claudette-Jean Girard, and Attorney Mary D. Partyka, for all of their help during the month of September.

Senior Partners for Justice - West Luncheon
The Senior Partners for Justice - West luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the UMass Center at Springfield, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA.  The speaker will be Honorable Beth Crawford, First Justice of the Franklin County Probate & Family Court who will be speaking about the expansion of the Franklin County Drug Court.  To RSVP Carmen Gonzalez or call (413) 686-9032.  Click here for more information and to register.
 
2017 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Supreme Judicial Court courtroom at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.  Click here for more information.

Monthly Litigating Tenant Claims Lunch and Mentoring Group

The next monthly lunch will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Community Legal Aid, One Monarch Place, 4th Floor, Springfield.  This lunch is open to any lawyer who is willing to accept referrals from CLA's Volunteer Lawyers Service or who participates in any of the Housing Court's Lawyer for the Day programs.  Click here for further information.  RSVP via email or call 413-727-7104.

CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division is holding a Civil Commitment Certification Training

CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division is holding a Civil Commitment Certification training November 2, 3, and 17, 2017, in the Brockton CPCS office, 144 Main Street, 1st Floor conference room.  The deadline to apply is October 12, 2017.  Click here for a copy the announcement and application.  

Reduced Fee Vouchers available to attend MCLE’s Conciliation Certification Program on October 20th

Community Legal Aid has a limited number of reduced fee vouchers (reduces cost to $25.00) for attorneys seeking to become certified to provide conciliation services as long as you commit to volunteering at least four times for CLA’s pro bono conciliation program in the Hampden Probate and Family Court.  CLA schedules volunteers to conciliate cases between low-income parents focusing on issues of custody, visitation, and support.  For more information email Carmen Gonzalez or (413) 686-9032

How to Make Better Bail Arguments & Ensuring the Best Representation of all Clients

A conversation with guest speakers Shira Diner, Merritt Schnipper and Ryan Schiff about the SJC decision on how Brangan v. Commonwealth changed the way bail determinations will be made across the Commonwealth, as well as the open questions remaining on how to use this case to best represent clients will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Dockit, 75 Market Place, Springfield.  Click here for more information.  

Parking Information

As parking has become an issue for everyone in downtown Springfield, the HCBA has gathered information on available parking areas and rates. Please click here for more information.  Rates are subject to change without notice.

Western New England University News

The Western New England Law Review is pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Symposium, Perspectives on Racial Justice in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter.  Save the date for this exciting event, Friday, October 20,  2017, at The Western New England University Law School, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.  This event is free and open to the public. Breakfast will begin at 10:00 a.m. and Cocktails and Dinner will be served from 5:30 -7:30 p.m.  Click here for more information.

 Please visit Western New England University School of Law - News Links listed below for more information on news, events, and activities:

School of Law News, Alumni EventsUpcoming Speakers, and Events.

Do you have a legal event or announcement you would like to advertise in the HCBA Legal Community News? Please email us with details.

PAID ADVERTISEMENTS

Office Space for Rent

Office space available at the office of Attorney Bonnie Karas, 130 Palmer Road,  2nd Floor, Monson, MA.  Ample parking at no cost, elevator access, and easy access to the Massachusetts Turnpike.  Please call 413-267-5159 for any inquiries.

Office Space Available

Office space available in a unit shared by another attorney at 51 Park Avenue, West Springfield (corner of Park & Main, right off South End Bridge rotary).  Office #1 ($350/month) is a one-room, appx. 181 sq.ft.  Office #2 ($850/month) is 2-rooms-adjoined totaling 557 sq.ft. (front room is appx. 319 sq.ft. and the back room is appx. 238 sq.ft.).  Both Office #1 and Office #2 share a large conference room (appx. 350 sq.ft.) and waiting area in the unit.  Men/Women bathrooms in the hallway.  Heat/AC/electricity included.  Tenants will have the option to choose reasonable carpeting (subject to owner approval).  Reserved covered parking spot available at additional cost.  Please email all inquiries or call (413) 737-2675 x104.

Community Legal Aid - Temporary Family Law Staff Attorney Job Posting

Community Legal Aid (CLA), the non-profit organization program providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts, seeks a staff attorney to work in its Family Law Unit for the period of one year. The attorney will be based in CLA’s Worcester office and will assist individuals with cases involving family law matters including divorce, child support, visitation, and custody.  Click here for more information.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@cla-ma.org or mail to Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Masin Street, Worcester, MA 01608.  

Community Legal Aid - Housing Law Staff Attorney Job Posting

Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the non-profit organization providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts, seeks a housing attorney for its Worcester office. The attorney will represent tenants in eviction cases, assist tenants facing denials or terminations from public and subsidized housing programs, and handle other housing-related matters. The attorney will regularly participate in a Housing Court lawyer-for-the day program.  For more information and qualifications, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

East of the River 5 Town Chamber of Commerce 

The Hampden County Bar Association is proud to announce that it is a member of the East of the River 5 Town Chamber of Commerce. The ERC5 Oktoberfest will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Europa Black Rock Bar & Grill, 782 Center Street, Ludlow, MA.  Click here for more information.

“All paid advertising published in this newsletter in no way constitutes approval or endorsement by the Hampden County Bar Association or by any of its members of the products and services advertised.”

IMPORTANT DATES

October 12, 2017 - Criminal Law Section Monthly Meeting
October 16, 2017 - Monthly Litigating Tenant Claims Lunch and Mentoring Group
October 16, 2017 - Western MA Court-Connected Dispute Resolution Celebration
October 18, 2017 - Real Estate Section Monthly Lunch
October 18, 2017 - Labor & Employment Section Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2017 - Sr. Partners for Justice West Lunch
October 19, 2017 - How To Series: Sentencing 101: The "Nuts & Bolts" of MA Law About Sentencing
October 23, 2017 - Bankruptcy Section Monthly Lunch
October 27, 2017 - New Lawyers Section Monthly Lunch
November 1, 2017 - Western Division Housing Court's Resource Summit
November 7, 2017 - 16th Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Symposium
November 8, 2017 - This Is Your Court Day

November 9, 2017 - Solo & Small Firm Section Monthly Meeting
November 16, 2017 - Probate & Family Court Bench Bar Meeting
November 16, 2017 - Toast to the Season Evening Social
May 1, 2018 - Law Day - SAVE THE DATE!
May 17, 2018 - Annual Golf Outing - SAVE THE DATE!
June 14, 2018 - Annual Meeting, Membership Dinner & Vendor Show - SAVE THE DATE!


JUDGES' SCHEDULES

The following is a list of Hampden County Judges' assignments through the end of the month. Please note that these assignments are subject to change without notice.

Hampden County Superior Court

10/2 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/3 
Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/4 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/5 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/6 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/11 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/12 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/13 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney


10/16 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/17 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/18 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/19 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/20 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney


10/23 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/24 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/25 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/26 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/27 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney

10/31 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney
10/30 Callan, Ferrara, Ford, Mason, Page, Ricciardone, Rup, Sweeney

Hampden County Probate Court

10/2 Hyland, Randle, Wyner
10/3 Hyland, Randle, Sacks
10/4 Hyland, Randle, Sacks
10/5 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/6 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/11 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/12 Rainaud, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/13 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner

10/16 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/17 
Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/18 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/19 
Hyland, Rainaud, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/20 Rainaud

10/23 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner - PM only
10/24 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/25 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/26 
Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/27 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner

10/31 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
10/30 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
11/1 
Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
11/2 NO SESSIONS
11/3 NO SESSIONS

Springfield District Court

10/2 Boyle, Hadley, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Poehler, Ripps, Sabbs
10/3 Boyle, Groce, Hadley (AM), Murphy, O'Grady (AM), Payne, Poehler
10/4 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Murphy, Payne, Poehler, Ripps, Rota
10/5 Boyle (AM), Murphy, O'Grady, Pasquariello, Payne, Poehler, Ross, Rota
10/6 Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Poehler

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Boyle, Murphy, O'Grady, Pasquariello, Payne, Poehler, Smyth
10/11 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke (AM), Pasquariello, Payne, Sabbs
10/12 Boyle, Groce, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne
10/13 Groce, O'Grady (AM), Pasquariello, Payne, Smyth
 
10/16 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, O'Grady, Pasquariello, Payne
10/17 Boyle, Hadley, Murphy, Pasquariello, Rota, Smyth
10/18 Boyle (AM), Groce (AM), Hadley, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Ross (AM)
10/19 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Pasquariello, Payne, Rota
10/20 Groce, Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne

10/23 Boyle, Groce, O'Grady, Payne, Poehler
10/24 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Poehler
10/25 Boyle, Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Poehler
10/26 Boyle (AM), Hadley, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, 
Poehler, Ross
10/27 Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Poehler (AM)

10/30 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, O'Grady, Pasquariello, Payne, Poehler
10/31 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Poehler, Sabbs
11/1 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Poehler
11/2 Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Poehler, Sabbs
11/3 Groce, Hadley, Murphy, O'Grady, Payne

Palmer District Court

10/2 Mulcahy
10/3 Mulcahy, Ouimet-Rooke
10/4 Mulcahy, Ouimet-Rooke 
10/5 Mulcahy, Ouimet-Rooke
10/6 Mulcahy

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Mulcahy
10/11 Mulcahy, Ross
10/12 Mulcahy, Shea (AM)
10/13 Murphy

10/16 Non-Region 6 Judge, Poehler
10/17 Mulcahy
10/18 Mulcahy
10/19 Murphy
10/20 Mulcahy

10/23 Mulcahy
10/24 Mulcahy
10/25 Mulcahy
10/26 Mulcahy
10/27 Shea

10/30 Mulcahy
10/31 Mulcahy
11/1 Mulcahy
11/2 Mulcahy
11/3 Mulcahy

Westfield District Court

10/2 Contant, Pasquariello
10/3 Contant, Pasquariello
10/4 Conant
10/5 Contant
10/6 Contant, Rota


10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Contant
10/11 Rota
10/12 Hadley
10/13 Rota

10/16 Contant
10/17 Contant
10/18 Contant
10/19 Contant
10/20 Contant

10/23 Contant
10/24 Contant
10/25 Ripps
10/26 Ripps
10/27 Contant

10/30 Contant
10/31 Contant
11/2 Contant
11/2 Contant
11/3 Contant

Chicopee District Court

10/2 Sanabria-Vega
10/3 Sanabria-Vega
10/4 Sanabria-Vega
10/5 Sanabria-Vega
10/6 Sanabria-Vega

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Sanabria-Vega
10/11 Sanabria-Vega
10/12 Sanabria-Vega
10/13 Sanabria-Vega

10/16 Sanabria-Vega
10/17 Sanabria-Vega
10/18 Sanabria-Vega
10/19 Sanabria-Vega
10/20 Sanabria-Vega

10/23 Sanabria-Vega
10/24 Sanabria-Vega
10/25 Sanabria-Vega
10/26 O'Grady, Sanabria-Vega
10/27 Sanabria-Vega

10/30 Sanabria-Vega
10/31 Sanabria-Vega
11/1 OPuimet-Rooke
11/2 Sanabria-Vega
11/3 Sanabria-Vega

Holyoke District Court

10/2 Payne, Shea
10/3 Sabbs, Shea
10/4 MacLeod (PM), Ross, Shea
10/5 Connly, MacLeod, Shea
10/6 Shea

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 MacLeod, Shea
10/11 MacLeod, Shea, Walsh
10/12 MacLeod, Walsh (AM)
10/13 MacLeod, Walsh (AM)

10/16 Shea, Walsh
10/17 Payne, Shea
10/18 Connly, Rota, Walsh
10/19 Sabbs, Shea
10/20 Shea, Walsh

10/23 Pasquariello, Walsh
10/24 Payne, Shea
10/25 Pasquariello, Shea, Walsh
10/26 Pasquariello, Shea
10/27 Mulcahy, Walsh

10/30 Shea, Walsh
10/31 Rota, Shea
11/1 Pasquariello, Shea, Walsh
11/2 Pasquariello, Shea
11/3 Shea, Walsh

Springfield Juvenile Court

10/2 DiLisio, Shaw
10/3 DiLisio, Nielsen, Shaw
10/4 Collins (PM), Shaw
10/5 Collins, DiLisio, Nielsen, Shaw
10/6 DiLisio, Nielsen, Phillips

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 DiLisio, Eaton, Nielsen, Shaw
10/11 Eaton, Locke, Nielsen, Shaw
10/12 Eaton, DiLisio, Nielsen, Shaw
10/13 DiLisio, Locke, Nielsen, Phillips

10/16 DiLisio, Dunbar, Nielsen
10/17 Dunbar, Eaton, Nielsen
10/18 DiLisio, Dunbar, Eaton, Nielsen
10/19 Collins, DiLisio, Nielsen
10/20 Locke, Nielsen, Phillips

10/23 DiLisio, Dunbar, Shaw
10/24 DiLisio, Dunbar, Nielsen, Shaw
10/25 Dunbar, Eaton, Locke, Nielsen
10/26 DiLisio, Eaton, Nielsen, Shaw
10/27 Locke, Nielsen, Phillips

10/30 DiLisio, Dunbar, Nielsen, Shaw
10/31 DiLisio, Dunbar, Eaton, Nielsen, Shaw
11/1 DiLisio, Dunbar, Locke, Shaw
11/2 NO SESSIONS
11/3 DiLisio, Eaton, Nielsen, Phillips

Holyoke Juvenile Court

10/2 Eaton, Nielsen
10/3 Crampton-Kamukala, Eaton
10/4 Crampton-Kamukala, Eaton
10/5 Crampton-Kamukala, Eaton, Phillips
10/6 Crampton-Kamukala, Eaton, Shaw

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Crampton-Kamukalaz
10/11 Crampton-Kamukala, 
DiLisio
10/12 Phillips
10/13 Shaw

10/16 Eaton, Shaw
10/17 Crampton-Kamukala, Shaw
10/18 Crampton-Kamukala, Shaw
10/19 Phillips, Shaw
10/20 DiLisio

10/23 Nielsen
10/24 Crampton-Kamukala
10/25 Crampton-Kamukala, DiLisio, Shaw
10/26 Phillips
10/27 Shaw

10/30 Eaton
10/31 Crampton-Kamukala
11/1 Crampton-Kamukala, Nielsen
11/2 NO SESSIONS
11/3 Shaw

Palmer Juvenile Court

10/13 Eaton
10/27 Eaton

Western Housing Court

10/2 Fein, Fields
10/3 Fein, Fields
10/4 Fields
10/5 NO SESSIONS
10/6 Fein, Fields

10/9 NO SESSIONS
10/10 Fields 
10/11 Fields 
(PM)
10/12 Crampton-Kamukala, Fields
10/13 Crampton-Kamukala

10/16 Crampton-Kamukala, Fein
10/17 Fein, Fields
10/18 Fields
10/19 Fields
10/20 Fein, Fields

10/23 Fein
10/24 Fein, Fields
10/25 Fein (AM), Fields
10/26 Crampton-Kamukala, Fields
10/27 Fields

10/30 Crampton-Kamukala
10/31 Fein, Fields
11/1 Fields
11/2 Fein, Fields
11/3 Fein Fields




 

 

 
 
 
 
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