Hampden County Bar Association Serving Lawyers, the Justice System and the Public
Hampden County Bar Association
P.O. Box 559 ยท 50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01102-0559
P: (413) 732-4660
F: (413) 732-6882
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 MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT KATHLEEN A. CAVANAUGH

As I take office, I am humbled and honored at the opportunity to serve the one thousand plus members of the Hampden County Bar Association. I look forward to serving our members and having a productive year as your President.

I want to start my term by personally thanking outgoing president Robert C. Sacco for his work and dedication during the last year.  It has been an honor and privilege to serve as his President-Elect and watch him perform the duties of President.  I look forward to working with him as he takes on the new role of President of the Hampden County Bar Foundation Board, the charitable arm of the Hampden County Bar Association.  Robert’s accomplishments as President of the Hampden County Bar Association were in keeping with its mission of serving lawyers, the justice system, and the public.  His efforts provided professional support, education and networking opportunities to the Bar Association’s members.  Robert worked diligently in supporting and furthering our efforts with the legal clinic and its efforts to improve access to justice.  Robert has been and remains a dedicated and involved Board member. 

I also would like to thank each and every board member for their past service and I look forward to working with you in the coming year.  We are a very active board whom take their mission of providing professional support, education and networking opportunities for its members, and advocating on behalf of lawyers, the judiciary and the public very seriously.  In addition, our mission has expanded over the past several years and also includes the HCBA becoming a major coordinator and provider of pro bono services in the area.   I thank you for your dedication and work serving the HCBA board. We have a lot of work ahead of us and I look forward to working together to support and improve our association.

It cannot go without saying that we are a strong association because of our members.  Our members are the best of the legal community.  You as members support our efforts and actively participate in our programs and networking events.  You also provide countless hours of volunteer hours to support the community through our legal clinic.  On behalf of myself and the board, we thank you. 

I encourage our members to come out to all of our events and programs, get involved and encourage others to be involved.  We are accomplishing great things together.  Over the last several years the Bar Association has continued to grow and has taken on roles as the voice of its members.  My hope is to continue the accomplishments of the prior Presidents in making sure that the interests of our members and the judiciary are represented.

ATTORNEY WELLBEING TIP:  Do you have that habit of working through lunch, eating at your desk or just not taking a break during the day?  These habits can actually reduce your productivity.  You may think that you are getting more done because you are “working through”, however, you might be creating more stress, and blocks in thought for yourself.  TIP:  WALK – keep a spare pair of sneakers in your car or at your desk and take a brief 10-15 minute walk.  Walking just 15 minutes can lift your mood, get the creative juices flowing again, slash stress, boost brainpower and help with sleep.  Give it a try!  And remember to join us at our  6th Annual Race Judicata – A Run for the bar at Ashely Reservoir, Holyoke on September 29, 2019.


  WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

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

Emily J. Daniell, Esquire – Farber & Lindley, LLC
Maureen E. James, Esquire – Skoler, Abbott and Presser, P.C.
Milena Y. Ponomareva, Esquire – Schmidt & Sikes, P.C.
Maria F. Rodriguez-Maleck, Esquire
Ms. Shannon H. Tarleton – Student, WNEU School of Law

 HCBA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

The HCBA is excited to offer a Paralegal Associate Memberships! Paralegals working in Hampden County can now join the HCBA and take advantage of the many great member benefits and networking opportunities within the Legal Community. Please click here for a copy of the application. 


 HCBA MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES

The HCBA would like to thank the following members for their loyalty and support as they celebrate a significant milestone as a member of the Hampden County Bar Association. We’re glad you’re here!

10 Years:  Attorney Peter J. Moran and Attorney Michael J. Simolo


 MEMBER BIRTHDAYS


 MEMBER INFO

Attorney Raymond Dinsmore is proud to announce the grand opening of Hayber McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC, and their Springfield office at One Monarch Place, Suite 1340, Springfield, MA 01144. telephone number 413-785-1400, email rdinsmore@hayberlawfirm.com.  

Please join Hayber McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 5:30 pm to celebrate their grand opening and to welcome U.S. Senate candidate, Shannon Liss-Riordan, who will speak in support of her campaign to improve the lives of working people and challenge corporate power in Washington.  Shannon Liss-Riordan is highly lauded for her national practice in the field of employee rights class action litigation, where she has taken on and prevailed over some of the most powerful and entrenched corporation.  Refreshments will be served.

Copy Machine at Westfield Courthouse

As a reminder, the HCBA has installed a copier in the Westfield District Courthouse, 224 Elm Street, Westfield, MA for the convenience of our members.  All HCBA members can access the Westfield copier using their Springfield copy codes. Please donate paper for the copier if you can! If you cannot access the Westfield copier or you are experiencing difficulty, please contact Caitlin at the HCBA office.

Check out the HCBA 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 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 photo, please send your picture to our office via email in an image format (Jpeg, Tif, gif, png).


 PRO BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH

This Month we would like to recognize Attorney Erin J. Meehan from Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C. as our Pro Bono Volunteer for August.  Attorney Meehan makes it a practice to volunteer in the Western Division Housing Court throughout the year.  Thank you, for your continued commitment to volunteering and giving back to your community!  The Hampden County Bar Association Legal Clinic acknowledges attorneys who consistently make time for pro bono work by volunteering for our LFD 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 with the Legal Clinic, please email Pro Bono Director, Ariel Clemmer.


 GOOD DEEDS

Thank you to Attorney Laura D. Mangini, Attorney Christa Douaihy, and Caitlin F. Glenn for helping HCLC Staff Attorney Jason Moore and Pro Bono Director Ariel Clemmer make the Hampden County Legal Clinic's booth at Celebrate Holyoke a huge success.  Thank you to Attorney Petra I. Cervoni for stepping up to fill in for District Court Lawyer for the Day when we had a last-minute cancellation.  Your help is greatly appreciated!


 HCBA MEMBERSHIP DUES & SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP

The 2019-2020 Membership Dues invoices were sent to all members and are due September 16, 2019.  An option to renew online is available.  If you have not received a renewal invoice, please contact our office at 413-732-4660 or via email.

Please note if you are a member of a larger firm, your invoice was delivered directly to the office manager.  

Included in the dues invoice will be options for Sustaining MembershipReal Estate Section Membership, and donations to the Hampden County Bar Foundation, John F. Moriarty ScholarshipColonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship and Judicial Portrait Fund. All donations are now tax deductible!


 LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

COLONEL ARCHER B. BATTISTA VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP

The Hampden County Bar Association created this veteran's 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 the HCBA office at 413-732-4660. Click here to donate online.

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 the HCBA office at 413-732-4660. Click here to donate online.


 HCBA 2019 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Hampden County Bar Association 2019 Sponsorship opportunities are now available.  The HCBA offers a variety of annual sponsorship levels which provide a clear view 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 sponsors...
 

PARTNERS




 

SUPPORTERS



Attorneys Charles R. & Carol K. Casartello


 

BEER & CART SPONSORS

 

FRIENDS

Cybersystems
Geoffrion Dispute Resolutions
Attorney Michael O. Jennings, In Memory of Joe Jennings


L
ibbos Law

TEE SPONSORS

Action Chiropractic & PT, Inc.
Attorney Wm. Travaun Bailey
CATIC
Catuogno Court Reporting & StenTel Transcription
Andrew T. Dimauro, Bank of America, N.A.
Divorce Mediation Group

Dunn & Wilson, Attorneys At Law
Attorney Terrence M. Dunphy
HCBA Arbitration & Mediation Service
HCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service
Attorney David M. Hodge

Governor's Councillor Mary E. Hurley
MBA Insurance Agency, Inc.
Law Office of Christopher B. Myhrum
David J. Partyka, Ph.D.

Powers Law Group, Attorneys Mary, Dennis & Sean Powers
Attorney William J. Powers
Attorney Barry M. Ryan
Dr. Jeffrey Soley


 UPCOMING SEMINARS

CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAW EDUCATION SERIES

"HANDLING PANEL VOIR DIRE: A Perspective from the Bench"

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Commissioner's Room, Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse, 50 State Street,  2nd Floor, Springfield, MA

1 CLE CREDIT for attendance

Click here for a copy of the Power Point Presentation
Click here for a copy of the handout.

Presenters:
Honorable Mark D Mason
Honorable John S. Ferrara

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

BROWN BAG LUNCH SEMINAR 

"PAID FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT"

Date:  Thursday, September 19, 2019  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Commissioner's Room, Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA

Presenters:

Timothy F. Murphy, Esquire, Skoler, Abbott, & Presser, P.C.
Nathan A. Olin, Esquire, Olin & Lippiello, LLP

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


 UPCOMING EVENTS & FOLLOW-UP 

6th Annual Race Judicata - A Run for the Bar!

Join us for the Hampden County Bar Association's 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk Race Judicata - A Run for the Bar at the Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke, MA. Registration is at 9:00 am and a start at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Online registration is now available or click here for the registration form. Volunteers are also needed! Please click here for the volunteer form or email with any questions. Sponsorship opportunities for this event are also available. Proceeds raised from this year's event will benefit the Children's Law Project and the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship.   

HCBA 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Hampden County Bar Association, in partnership with The Dante Club will hold the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, November 17, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at The Dante Club, 1198 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA.  Here is your chance to show your colleagues, friends, and family your cooking skills and have the chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights?  Watch for more details! For more information please email Deb Roberge or call the HCBA office at (413) 732-4660.

Toast to the Season Evening Social

The Hampden County Bar Association will host a Toast of the Season Evening Social on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 5:00 pm at the Springfield Sheraton, Monarch Room, 2nd Floor, generously sponsored by Catuogno Court Reporting.  All members of the legal community are welcome.  Mark your calendars! 

Other Event Photos

Click here to view photos of past and current events.


 CRIMINAL LAW SECTION

The next Criminal Law Section monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield.  Guest speaker Attorney Joseph N. Schneiderman will discuss "OUI Drugs Legal Developments Since Comm. v. Davis, 481 Mass. 210 (2019)."  1 CLE CREDIT.  There is no fee to attend this presentation and lunch will not be provided, please feel free to bring your own.  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 Daniel P. Daly  

This is a GREAT networking opportunity for criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors who have been practicing law in Hampden County.


 NEW LAWYERS SECTION

The next New Lawyers Section monthly lunch will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Tap Sports Bar at MGM Springfield To keep the meeting to one hour, we are providing a link to their menu.  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 Anjali V. Shankar.  

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

The next Solo & Small Firm Section monthly meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield.  Watch for more details! 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 Ryan P. McLane.  

This is a GREAT opportunity for solo practitioners or attorneys from small firms in Hampden County.


 REAL ESTATE SECTION

The next Real Estate Section monthly lunch is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at NOON at THE FORT,  8 Fort Street, Springfield, MA. (Your parking ticket will be validated if you park in the Hampden Street lot).  Please watch for more details! 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 Daniel M. McKellickClick here to register online.

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

 


 BANKRUPTCY SECTION 

The next Bankruptcy Section monthly lunch is Monday, September 23, 2019, at NOON at Samuel's, 1000 West Columbus Avenue, Springfield, MA.  Guest speaker, Louis S. Robin will discuss "Recent Revisions of Local Bankruptcy Rules, and Violations of the Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction."  If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Hampden County Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section, please email Chair, Attorney Robert E. Girvan, III.  Click here for more information.  Click here to register online.

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

The Worcester County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Luncheon Series

The Worcester County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section will begin their first luncheon series titled "Lunch Bunch with Judge Christopher Panos and Judge Elizabeth Katz" on Wednesday, September 25, 2019at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 3, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 595 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.  You are welcome to bring a lunch to the meeting.  Bottled water will be provided as there may be an issue bringing liquids into the courthouse.  Please RSVP to attorney@jdesmond.com so we have a head count for the meeting.

Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System

In an effort to improve diversity in the bankruptcy bench and bar and the federal bench in general, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System is hosting a simultaneous, nationwide event occurring live in 19 cities on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 4 PM Eastern.  Boston is one of the cities hosting the event, where it will take place at the John J. Moakley United States Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA.  Click here for more information.


 LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SECTION 

The next Labor and Employment Section meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the law offices of Robinson Donovan, P.C., 1500 Main Street, Suite 1600, SpringfieldPlease 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 Hunter S. Keil.

This is a GREAT networking opportunity for attorneys practicing Labor and Employment law in Hampden County.


 PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

Volunteer Opportunities in Probate and Family Court

Thanks to our incredible volunteers, our in-office Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day (LFD) program and our two Conciliation programs served an impressive 23 clients in August. The pro bono opportunities we offer are invaluable to the Court and to the public it serves. Please consider carving out a few hours one day this month to help out.  Remember signing up to volunteer is easy and can be done online at your convenience through Sign Up Genius! Please click here to sign-up for a conciliation shift in the Hampden County Probate and Family Court and click here to sign-up for a Probate and Family Court LFD shift in the HCBA office.

We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered in one or more of our Probate and Family Court Volunteer Programs (including Lawyer for the Day, in-Court Conciliation, Private Pro Bono Conciliation and Pre-Trial/LAR) in August:

Attorney Marie T. Jablonski
Attorney Amanda Lee Jordan

If you would like more information regarding our Probate and Family Court programs or for a complete list of the available dates, please email the Legal Clinic or call 413-733-6500.  

Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) Trial Panel Training

The Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is inviting members of the private bar to apply for admission to the CAFL Trial Panel.  We are looking to increase the number of attorneys handling state intervention cases (typically referred to as “care and protection” or “termination of parental rights” cases) in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. We need more certified attorneys to represent our clients in state intervention/termination of parental rights cases.  We will be presenting a statewide training beginning September 12, 2019.  Click here for full details and registration.  

 DISTRICT COURT

Volunteer Opportunities in District Court

District Court Lawyer for the Day

Thanks to our incredible volunteers, our District Court Lawyer for the Day (LFD) program served an impressive 70 clients in August. The District Court LFD program is a great opportunity to provide brief legal advice to self-represented litigants. Among other things, volunteer lawyers can help a client understand how to better navigate the court process, prepare a client for court, complete forms with a client, or advise a client that a case is not actionable. 

We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered as District Court LFD on Wednesdays and Thursdays in August:

Attorney Michael P. Cardaropoli
Attorney Petra I. Cervoni
Attorney Cristina M. Ianello
Attorney Ryan P. McLane
Attorney Thomas S. O'Grady
Attorney Cornelius W. Phillips

There are still some opportunities for volunteers in the District Court during September.  Remember signing up to volunteer is easy and can be done online at your convenience through Sign Up Genius! Please click here to schedule your next District Court LFD shift in the HCBA office.

Consumer Debt Initiative

The Consumer Debt Initiative (CDI) is a new pro bono opportunity operating in the District Court this spring, thanks to a generous grant from the MassMutual Foundation. The CDI aims to holistically address the often debilitating economic and legal consequences of being in financial debt. The Legal Clinic has developed a Lawyer for the Day program to represent collection action defendants in the small claims session of the District Court on a weekly basis. It will also partner with other organizations to address the high rate of default in these lawsuits, and empower consumers and their families by connecting them to educational materials and other financial literacy resources in our community.  Interested volunteers should contact the legal clinic by email or by calling 413-733-6500. 

CDI program served an impressive 36 clients in August.  In addition, we saved clients a total of $17,394.28.

We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered as CDI Lawyer for the Day in August:

Honorable Raymond Dougan (Ret.)
Attorney Talia K. Landry
Attorney Patrice M. Sabach
 

If you would like more information regarding our District Court programs or for a complete list of the available dates, please email the Legal Clinic or call 413-733-6500.


 JUVENILE COURT

Bench Bar Meeting

The next Juvenile Court bench bar meeting has not been scheduled. (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

Volunteer Opportunities in the Housing Court

Landlord-Tenant Lawyer for the Day

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, our Landlord-Tenant Lawyer for the Day (LFD) served 19 clients in August.  This program serves self-represented litigants with matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the Housing Court. Volunteer lawyers provide brief legal advice to landlords and tenants about the preparation of notices to quit, complaints, and responsive pleadings in eviction cases so to be prepared for their day in Housing Court.

Thank you to the following individuals who volunteered as Landlord-Tenant LFD in August:

Attorney Edward C. Bryant
Attorney Ryan K. O'Hara

Remember volunteering is easy and can be done online at your convenience through Sign Up Genius! Please click here to sign up for a Landlord-Tenant Lawyer for the Day shift in the HCBA office.

Western Division Housing Court Lawyer for the Day

Thanks to our fabulous volunteers, our Western Division Housing Court LFD program served an incredible 124 clients in August. One benefit of volunteering in the Western Division Housing Court LFD program is the opportunity to represent clients in an array of different capacities (from brief legal advice, to limited representation, to representation in a mediation, or even an in-court hearing). This program benefits landlords and tenants alike, and is a tremendous asset to both the Court and community.

We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered for Western Division Housing Court LFD on Thursdays in August:

Attorney Tokunbo Akinbajo
Non-Attorney Debra Ashley
Attorney James T. Brown
Attorney Amie B. Clark
Attorney James F. Donnelly
Attorney Christa Douaihy
Attorney Joel H. Feldman
Non-Attorney Missy Fennell
Attorney Isaac C. Fleisher
Non-Attorney Barbara Hough
Attorney Erin J. Meehan
Attorney Jaclyn S. Packard
Attorney David E. Rivera
Attorney Matthew S. Schoen
Attorney Thomas N. Wilson
 
Remember volunteering is easy and can be done online at your convenience through Sign Up Genius! Please click here to sign-up for the Western Division Housing Court LFD Program (morning and afternoon session shifts available). 
 

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

 HCBA ARBITRATION/MEDIATION SERVICE

The Arbitration and Mediation Service is proud to announce the addition of Honorable Mary-Lou Rup (Ret.) and Honorable Daniel A. Ford (Ret.) to our panel.  Judge Rup and Judge Ford are impressive additions to our roster.

The Hampden County Bar Association Arbitration/Mediation Service would like to thank those neutrals for their renewed participation on the 2019 Arbitration & Mediation Service PanelIf you are not currently on our panel but would like to become a neutral, please click here for an application.  For more information on panel participation, please contact us at 413-748-7951 or visit our website.

The Hampden County Bar Association Arbitration & Mediation Service maintains a roster of highly qualified lawyers and retired judges for arbitration, mediation, or case evaluations.  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

Join the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) now for only $75!

A reduced panel registration fee is being offered for the remaining months of 2019 to allow our members to try out the service. Upon joining the LRIS, members may choose up to five areas of law in which referrals will be received. As a reminder, each individual referred to you will have indicated that they can pay for an attorney. You agree to charge only $25.00 for your first half hour consultation, but after that, your regular office rates apply. In exchange for the referral, the HCBA requires only 15% of the total fee, if over $100.00, when the case is resolved to meet our LRIS operating expenses.


So far into 2019, panel attorneys have already submitted over $77,733 in LRIS referral percentage payments, as a result of over $518,220 in client fees. 

Please click here for a copy of the LRIS application. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email LRIS Coordinator


 HAMPDEN COUNTY LEGAL CLINIC

The Legal Clinic is a pro bono program of the Hampden County Bar Association which strives to continually improve access to justice for the underserved in Hampden County through volunteer efforts of legal professionals. The Legal Clinicprovides free essential legal and law-related services to area residents in need through a variety of pro bono initiatives and community-based programs. There are no income restrictions or other limitations on participation in our programs. 

The Legal Clinic has been busy coordinating volunteers for its pro bono programs in the District, Housing, and Probate Courts, as well as our community-based programs.  Click here to view our 2018 Annual Pro Bono Report. 

We offer the following opportunities:

In-office Programs:

  • District Court Lawyer for a Day
  • Probate Court Lawyer for a Day
  • Landlord/Tenant Clinic Lawyer for the Day

Court-Based Programs:

  • Western Division Housing Court Lawyer for a Day
  • Probate & Family Court Conciliation and LAR/Pre-Trial Programs
  • District Court Consumer Debt Initiative

Community-Based and Other Programs:

  • Question and Answer Forums
  • Legal Help Hotline
  • Private Pro Bono Family Court Conciliation

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these programs, please email the Legal Clinic or call us at 413-733-6500.

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Funding

The Legal Clinic is pleased to announce that we have been selected to receive a 2019 Mission Award Grant from The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM). Their generous contribution will allow us to elevate the scope of our Lawyer for the Day programs and continue our important work for those in need. We are deeply appreciative! Click here for a copy of the CFWM press release from July 10, 2019.

The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation Funding

The Legal Clinic is pleased to announce a new donor, The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation. Their generous contribution will allow us to connect pro bono attorneys with those in need, and continue successfully leveraging resources and relationships to fill the justice gaps in our community. We are tremendously grateful for the support!

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Funding

We are very grateful to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and MassMutual Foundation for their continued support of this program.

Legal Help Hotline - Volunteers Needed

The Hampden County Bar Association will hold a Legal Help Hotline in conjunction with Western New England University School of Law on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Western New England University School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.  Anyone interested in volunteering, please email the Hampden County Bar Association office or register at Sign up Genius.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:   

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
MassMutual Foundation

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
Alekman DiTusa
Egan, Flanagan & Cohen
Northwestern Mutual
Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley
Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn

Click here to view photos of the Legal Clinic’s 1st Annual Celebrity Bartending Tip-Off held on March 7, 2019, at Art'e Pizza, hosted by our Pro Bono Associates Advisory Board (PBAAB). Altogether, the event raised over $18,000 for the Legal Clinic! THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support us or contributed to this incredible event.

Hampden County Legal Clinic Associate Advisory Board

Interested in working on access to justice issues? Want to be part of a diverse, collaborative board helping to serve those in our community who need it most?  The Legal Clinic has a limited number of openings for its prestigious associate advisory board which provides strategic guidance and support for the Legal Clinic's pro bono efforts. Board membership is open to associate-level attorneys at law firms and corporations who have demonstrated a commitment to pro bono, and are passionate about improving access to justice for the underserved in Hampden County. 

Click here for more information or call 413-733-6500.  Interested attorneys should send a resume and cover email to Pro Bono Director Ariel Clemmer by September 13, 2019.  

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 PBAAB board members:

Katherine M. Amato, Attorney, Robinson Donovan, P.C.
Ashley S. Bogle, Staff Attorney, Health New England
Ariel R. Clemmer, Pro Bono Director, Hampden County Bar Association
Ann E. Dargie, Attorney, Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn, P.C.
Christa Douaihy, Attorney, Heisler, Feldman & McCormick, P.C.
Isaac C. Fleisher, Attorney, Bacon Wilson, P.C.
Robert E. Girvan, III, Attorney, Weiner Law Firm, P.C.
Peter T. Lane, Attorney, Fierst, Kane & Bloomberg, LLP
Laura D. Mangini, Attorney, Alekman DiTusa, LLC
Jaclyn S. Packard, Attorney, Packard Law Office
Matthew S. Schoen, Attorney, Schoen Law, P.C.
Alison Silber, Attorney, Law Offices of Alison Silber
Jennifer R. Sharrow, Attorney, Law Offices of Jennifer Sharrow
 
We appreciate your service!

Save the Date: Pro Bono Volunteer Recognition Social

The Legal Clinic is holding an evening social in appreciation of the many great attorneys who have volunteered their time in the Legal Clinic this year! On Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at UNO Pizzeria & Grill, 820 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, we will celebrate your hard work and commitment to increasing access to justice in our community. Invitations have been sent by email.  Please let us know if you haven’t receive yours. We hope you can join us as we toast to you and the continued success of the Legal Clinic! 

Click here to view photos of the Legal Clinic evening social held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in appreciation of the many great attorneys who have volunteered their time in the Legal Clinic this year!

Equal Justice Works Fellowship 

The Hampden County Bar Association Legal Clinic (HCLC) is seeking to host a recent law school graduate for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship beginning in September 2020. This is an exciting new opportunity for a candidate who is interested in helping to improve access to justice for underserved individuals and their families in the Pioneer Valley. Applications will be accepted until September 10, 2019. Candidates should send a cover letter describing a brief outline of the project they are proposing along with interests and experience, a resume, list of three references, and a writing sample in a single PDF to ariel@hcbar.org. For more information, please click here!

 CHILDREN'S LAW PROJECT

Funding

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to announce that we will receive an IOLTA Grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation of $55,000 for funding of the Hampden County Bar Association's Children's Law Project for the 2019-2020 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 excellent 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.

Click here to find our tip for this month.

Upcoming Workshops & Meetings

Solo/Stress Connection  (monthly online meeting)
ADHD & Law Practice (workshop & monthly meetings)
Professional Conduct (meeting twice monthly)

 OTHER COURTHOUSE NEWS

Portrait Unveiling of Honorable Mary-Lou Rup

A special portrait unveiling in honor of retired Superior Court Justice, Honorable Mary-Lou Rupwill be held following the Franklin County Bar Association Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019at 4:30 pm., at Terrazza Restaurant at the Country Club of Greenfield.


 LEGAL COMMUNITY NEWS

Victim Witness Advocate Position

Attorney General Maura Healey is seeking a highly motivated person to join the Victim Witness Assistance Division as a Victim Witness Advocate in the Western Massachusetts Regional Office in Springfield.  The Victim Witness Advocate will work closely with prosecutors and staff of the Hampden County District Attorney's Office assigned to the Springfield District Court.  Click here for more details and to apply online.

Monthly Litigating Tenant Claims Lunch and Mentoring Group 

The next monthly lunch will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Community Legal Aid, One Monarch Place, 4th Floor, Springfield (and video conferencing from CLA's Worcester, Northampton and Pittsfield offices.)   Featured topic: "Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Housing Court". 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.  Pizza included!    RSVP via email or call 413-727-7104.

Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) Trial Panel Training

The Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is inviting members of the private bar to apply for admission to the CAFL Trial Panel.  We are looking to increase the number of attorneys handling state intervention cases (typically referred to as “care and protection” or “termination of parental rights” cases) in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. We need more certified attorneys to represent our clients in state intervention/termination of parental rights cases.  We will be presenting a statewide training beginning September 12, 2019.  Click here for full details and registration.

3rd International Conference of Parental Alienation Study Group

Join your colleagues in a three-day Parental Alienation Study Group educational event to hear from the leaders in the field of how to understand, prevent, and manage parental alienatiion.  September 12 - 14, 2019, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  Click here for more details.  Click here for sponsorship opportunities.  Click here to register online.

Senior Partners for Justice - West luncheon

The next Senior Partners for Justice - West luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the UMass Center at Springfield, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA.  Guest Speaker Attorney Aimee Cameron-Brown, Regional Counsel, MA Department of Children and Families will discuss "Tips for Working with DCF."  To RSVP please email Carmen Gonzalez or call (413) 686-9032.  Click here for more information and to register.

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (CCND) will hold a 40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training with a focus on Connecticut law and practice September 19, 20, 21, 24 & 25, 2019, at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517.  Click here for more information.  Click here for the registration.

Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training

Learn the fundamentals of the Collaborative Law model and how to apply it to both Family and Business Law cases on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 8:00 am through Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00 pm at MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103.  Click here for more information.  Click here to register online.

3rd Annual Cultural Appreciation Day Event

You are cordially invited to attend the Massachusetts Trial Court's 3rd Annual Cultural Appreciation Day Celebration on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Jury Pool Room (4th Floor) and outdoors on the Plaza at the Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse, 50 State Street, Springfield with Keynote speaker, Honorable Roderick L. Ireland and guest, Sheriff Nicholas Cocchi.  Click here for more details.

Medical-Legal Partnership Skills Seminar: Basic Litigation

Community Legal Aid Advocacy Coordinator, Attorney Peter Benjamin, and CLA Litigation Director, Attorney Leigh Woodruff will give a general overview of Massachusetts litigation strategies along with practice tips on Friday, September 27, 2019,  12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Lunch provided) at Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608.  This training will help attendees gain insight into advocacy within the various trial courts of Massachusetts.  To reserve your place, please email Michael Dyer by Friday, September 20, 2019.  Click here for more information.

Saint Thomas More Society Annual Red Mass

The Eighteenth Annual Red Mass will be taking place on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 10:00 am at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield.  A Brunch will follow at the Log Cabin in Holyoke at 11:30 am.  The individuals being honored are Attorney Bruce E. Devlin, Attorney Ellen W. Freyman, Attorney Patrick J. Markey, Deacon Angel Perez, and Attorney Benjamin Simanski.  For further information, please contact Attorney William F. Kern via email or call (413) 262-2905.  Click here for a copy of the invitation and RSVP for the brunch.

Fall 2019 CPCS MHLD Civil Commitment Certification Training

CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division is holding a Civil Commitment Certification training October 16 through October 18, 2019 and October 29, 2019 in Worcester.  Click here for more information and the application.

Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (CCND) will hold a Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training designed for family law attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals who are interested in expanding their practice are(s) to include collaborative divorce on November 7 & 8, 2019, at The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CTClick here for more information.  Click here for the registration.

Honorable Rebekah J. Crampton-Kamukala Portrait

The Hampden County Bar Association is facilitating the commission of a portrait of retired judge, Honorable Rebekah J. Crampton-KamukalaJuvenile Department and Housing Court Department, and are accepting donations. Anyone wishing to make a donation to Judge Crampton-Kamukala's Portrait Fund, can do so through the HCBA Foundation page or send a check to our office made payable to the Judicial Portrait Fund. Please note on your donation “Judge Crampton-Kamukala portrait.” Watch for more details regarding the unveiling.

City of Holyoke Law Department Associate City Solicitor

In accordance with Section 2-158 of the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, the City of Holyoke Law Department is accepting applications for Associate City Solicitor.  Click here for a full description of the position and all requirements.

City of Holyoke Law Department Paralegal Position

In accordance with Section 2-160 of the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, the City of Holyoke Law Department is accepting applications for Paralegal to the legal counsel for the City.  Click here for a full description of the position and all requirements.

Law Books

If you are interested in expanding your library with free copies of the Massachusetts Reports (volumes 1 – 453) from 1804 – 2009 and the Massachusetts Appeals Court Reports (volumes 1 – 72) from 1996 – 2009 please email Zelia M. Goncalves or call 413-7270260

Western New England University News

U.S. Representative, Richard Neal, First Congressional District of Massachusetts, will be the guest speaker at Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, on Monday, September 16, 2019, 3:30 pm on the Law Common at Western New England University School of Law 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 NewsAlumni EventsUpcoming Speakers, and Events.

 PAID ADVERTISEMENTS/CLASSIFIEDS

Legal Secretary/Assistant Position

Fast paced general practice Springfield law firm has an opening for a part time motivated legal secretary/assistant to work with 3-4 trial attorneys.  Candidates must have strong organizational and telephone skills, ability to calendar appointments/deadlines, multitask and interact professionally with clients, insurance adjusters, outside attorneys, etc.  and have knowledge of Microsoft Office. Spanish speaking is a plus but not required.  Please email resume, references and salary requirements.   Competitive salary based upon experience.

Paralegal Position

Fast paced personal injury law firm seeking an experienced full time paralegal for 3-4 attorneys.  We are looking for someone with 5-10 years of experience preferably in the personal injury/automobile insurance field.  A degree/certificate in  Paralegal Studies is required (Bachelor’s degree is preferred).  Excellent communication and organization abilities, calendaring, prioritizing work, letter writing skills, familiarity in drafting basic legal documents (e.g., complaints, interrogatories, requests for production of documents, subpoenas, etc.) and experience in using Microsoft Office is a must.  Spanish speaking is a plus but not required.  Please email resume, references and salary requirements.  Competitive salary based upon experience.

Victim Witness Advocate Position

Attorney General Maura Healey is seeking a highly motivated person to join the Victim Witness Assistance Division as a Victim Witness Advocate in the Western Massachusetts Regional Office in Springfield.  The Victim Witness Advocate will work closely with prosecutors and staff of the Hampden County District Attorney's Office assigned to the Springfield District Court.  Click here for more details and to apply online.

City of Holyoke Law Department Associate City Solicitor

In accordance with Section 2-158 of the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, the City of Holyoke Law Department is accepting applications for Associate City Solicitor.  Click here for a full description of the position and all requirements.

City of Holyoke Law Department Paralegal Position

In accordance with Section 2-160 of the City of Holyoke Code of Ordinances, the City of Holyoke Law Department is accepting applications for Paralegal to the legal counsel for the City.  Click here for a full description of the position and all requirements.

Employment Law or Litigation Job Posting

Skoler, Abbott and Presser is a labor and employment law firm with more than 50 years of experience representing the interests of management.  We are seeking an associate to join our Springfield office for this partnership track position.  Preferred candidate will have practiced for 0-3 years; top 10% of class, member of law review; and will have ties to and a demonstrated interest in living in the greater Springfield area.  A candidate with employment law or litigation experience is favored.  We offer a sophisticated practice at a growing firm with excellent quality of life in the Pioneer Valley, as well as a competitive salary and flexible benefit package.  Please submit a cover letter of interest, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Ms. Jamie Martin.

Office Furniture                 

Two office desks, one credenza, two arm-chairs, one wooden bookcase, one side table, one mini refrigerator, one microwave, one toaster oven, one cordless vacuum, one small seating bench, one waiting area table, and one large ottoman style coffee table.  If interested, please email for more information.    

East of the River 5 Town Chamber of Commerce 

17th Annual ERC5 Golf Classic Tournament on Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:30am Shotgun Start at The country Club of Wilbraham, 859 Stony Hill Road, Wilbaham, MA 01095.  Click here for more details and registration.
 
Please go to the East of the River ERC5 webpage to view the calendar of upcoming events.

“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

September 9, 2019 - Monthly Litigating Tenant Claims Lunch and Mentoring Group
September 12, 2019 - Criminal Law Section Monthly Meeting
September 12, 2019 - Portrait Unveiling of Honorable Mary-Lou Rup
September 13, 2019 - Criminal & Civil Law Education Series: "Voir Dire"
September 17, 2019 - Sr. Partners for Justice West Luncheon
September 18, 2019 - Real Estate Section Monthly Lunch
September 18, 2019 - Labor & Employment Section Monthly Meeting
September 19, 2019 - Brown Bag: "Paid Family Medical Leave Act"
September 19, 2019 - Legal Help Hotline

September 23, 2019 - Bankruptcy Section Monthly Lunch
September 27, 2019 - New Lawyers Section Monthly Lunch
September 27, 2019 - 3rd Annual Cultural Appreciation Day

September 29, 2019 - 6th Annual Race Judicata - A Run for the Bar
October 3, 2019 - Solo & Small Firm Section Monthly Meeting
October 3, 2019 - Pro Bono Volunteer Recognition Social

October 6, 2019 - Saint Thomas More Society Annual Red Mass
October 21-25, 2019 - Pro Bono Week
November 17, 2019 - 2nd Annual HCBA Chili Cook-Off  SAVE THE DATE!
November 21, 2019 - Toast to the Season SAVE THE DATE!
May 1, 2020
- Law Day SAVE THE DATE!
May 21, 2020 - Annual Golf Outing SAVE THE DATE!
June 18, 2020 - Annual Dinner & Vendor Show SAVE THE DATE!

 JUDGES' SCHEDULES

Hampden County Superior Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/4 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/5 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/6 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 

9/9 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/10 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/11 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/12 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/13 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 

9/16 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/17 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/18 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/19 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/20 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 

9/23 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/24 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/25 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/26 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 
9/27 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 

9/30 Ferrara, Flannery, Goodwin, Mason, Reardon, Sweeney, Wilkins, TBA 

Hampden County Probate Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/4 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Wyner
9/5 Hyland, Sandman, Wyner
9/6 Hyland, Sandman, Wyner

9/9 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman
9/10 Hyland, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/11 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/12 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/13 Rainaud, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner

9/16 Hyland, Randle, Sandman, Wyner
9/17 Randle, Sacks, Wyner
9/18 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/19 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/20 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman

9/23 Hyland, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/24 Randle, Sacks, Wyner
9/25 Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/26 Rainaud, Randle, Sacks, Sandman, Wyner
9/27 Rainaud, Randle, Sacks, Sandman

9/30 Randle, Sandman

Springfield District Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Groce, Hadley, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Rooney (AM), Sabbs, Tyne
9/4 Groce, McKenna, Mulcahy, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Rooney, Rota, Sabbs
9/5 Groce, Maltby, Murphy, O'Grady, Ouimet-Rooke, Rooney, Rota
9/6 Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Payne, Poehler, Rota, Santaniello
 
9/9 Contant, Groce, Murphy, Payne, Rooney, Shea
9/10 Contant, McKenna, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Rota, Sabbs, Santaniello
9/11 Contant (PM), Groce (PM), McKenna (PM), Murphy (PM), Ouimet-Rooke (PM), Pasquariello (PM), Payne (PM),
        Rota (PM), Sabbs (PM), Shea (PM)
9/12 Groce, McKenna, Pasquariello, Payne, Sabbs
9/13 Contant, Maltby, Murphy, Payne, Rooney, Sabbs

9/16 Groce, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Sabbs, Santaniello
9/17 Groce, Maltby, McKenna, Melikian, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Sabbs
9/18 Groce, Maltby, McKenna, Mulcahy, Ouimet-Rooke, Ross, Santaniello
9/19 Groce, McKenna, Melikian, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Ross, Sabbs, Santaniello
9/20 Maltby, McKenna, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Payne, Poehler, Rooney, Sabbs, Shea

9/23 Contant, Groce, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Sabbs, Santaniello, Smyth
9/24 Contant, Groce, McKenna, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Rota, Sabbs, Vrabel
9/25 Conant (AM), Groce (AM), Mulcahy (AM), Ouimet-Rooke (AM), Payne (AM), Rota (AM), Sabbs (AM), Santaniello (AM)
9/26 Contant, Groce, McKenna, Melikian, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Ross, Sabbs, Santaniello
9/27 Contant, Groce, Murphy, O'Grady, Payne, Poehler

9/30 Contant, Groce, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Payne
10/1 Contant, Groce, McKenna, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Payne, Rota, Sabbs, Santaniello
10/2 Contant, Groce, Maltby, Mulcahy, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Rota, Santaniello
10/3 Contant, Groce, Melikian, Murphy, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Rooney, Sabbs, Santaniello
10/4 Groce, Maltby, McKenna, Melikian, Ouimet-Rooke, Pasquariello, Poehler, Rooney, Sabbs

Palmer District Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Maltby, Melikian
9/4 Maltby, Melikian
9/5 Melikian, Mulcahy
9/6 Mulcahy

9/9 Mulcahy
9/10 Mulcahy 
9/11 Murphy
9/12 Mulcahy
9/13 Mulcahy

9/16 Mulcahy
9/17 Mulcahy
9/18 Melikian
9/19 Mulcahy
9/20 Mulcahy

9/23 Mulcahy
9/24 Santaniello
9/25 McKenna (AM)
9/26 Mulcahy
9/27 Santaniello

9/30 Sabbs
10/1 Mulcahy
10/2 Melikian
10/3 Mulcahy
10/4 Mulcahy

Westfield District Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 O'Grady
9/4 O'Grady
9/5 Sabbs
9/6 O'Grady

9/9 O'Grady
9/10 O'Grady
9/11 O'Grady
9/12 Contant
9/13 O'Grady

9/16 O'Grady, Rooney
9/17 O'Grady, Tyne
9/18 O'Grady, Shea
9/19 O'Grady, Shea
9/20 O'Grady

9/23 O'Grady
9/24 O'Grady
9/25 O'Grady (AM), Tyne (AM)
9/26 O'Grady, Rota
9/27 Rota

9/30 O'Grady, Rooney
10/1 O'Grady, Tyne
10/2 McKenna, O'Grady
10/3 McKenna, O'Grady
10/4 Rota

Chicopee District Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Shea
9/4 Santaniello
9/5 MacLeod
9/6 Maltby

9/9 Santaniello
9/10 Rooney
9/11 Santaniello
9/12 Santaniello
9/13 Santaniello

9/16 Maltby
9/17 Vrabel
9/18 Rooney
9/19 Sanabria-Vega
9/20 Sanabria-Vega

9/23 McKenna, Sanabria-Vega
9/24 Melikian, Sanabria-Vega
9/25 Melikian (AM), Rooney (AM)
9/26 Rooney, Sanabria-Vega
9/27 Sanabria-Vega

9/30 Sanabria-Vega
10/1 Sanabria-Vega
10/2 Sanabria-Vega
10/3 Sanabria-Vega
10/4 Sanabria-Vega

Holyoke District Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Connly, McKenna
9/4 Hadley, MacLeod, Shea
9/5 Hadley, Shea
9/6 Rooney, Shea

9/9 Connly, Hadley
9/10 Connly, Hadley
9/11 Connly, Hadley, MacLeod
9/12 Hadley, Shea
9/13 Hadley, Shea

9/16 Connly, Hadley
9/17 Hadley, Shea
9/18 Connly, Hadley, MacLeod
9/19 Connly, Hadley, Maltby
9/20 Connly, Hadley

9/23 Rooney, Shea
9/24 Rooney, Shea
9/25 MacLeod (AM), Ross (AM), Shea (AM)
9/26 MacLeod, Shea
9/27 MacLeod, Rooney

9/30 McKenna, Shea
10/1 Hadley, Shea
10/2 Hadley, MacLeod, Shea
10/3 Maltby Rota
10/4 Hadley, Murphy

Springfield Juvenile Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Dunbar, Eaton, Nielsen
9/4 DiLisio, Dunbar, Eaton
9/5 DiLisio, Eaton
9/6 DiLisio, Phillips

9/9 Eaton, Shaw
9/10 Dunbar, Eaton, Nielsen, Phillips, Shaw
9/11 Dunbar, Eaton, Shaw
9/12 Nielsen, Shaw
9/13 Dunbar, Phillips, Shaw (AM)

9/16 Dunbar, Shaw
9/17 Dunbar, Phillips, Shaw
9/18 DiLisio, Dunbar, Shaw
9/19 DiLisio, Shaw
9/20 DiLisio

9/23 Dunbar, Nielsen
9/24 Dunbar, Nielsen
9/25 Collins, Dunbar
9/26 Shaw
9/27 Phillips, Shaw (AM)

9/30 Dunbar, Eaton, Shaw
10/1 Dunbar, Eaton, Nielsen, Shaw (AM)
10/2 Dunvar, Eaton
10/3 Eaton, Nielsen, Shaw
10/4 DiLisio (AM), Phillips (AM), Shaw (AM)

Holyoke Juvenile Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 DiLisio, Shaw
9/4 Nielsen, Shaw
9/5 Phillips, Shaw
9/6 Nielsen, Shaw

9/9 DiLisio, Nielsen
9/10 DiLisio (no daily session)
9/11 DiLisio, Nielasen
9/12 DiLisio, Phillips
9/13 DiLisio, Nielsen

9/16 DiLisio, Nielsen
9/17 (no daily session)
9/18 Nielsen (no daily session)
9/19 Nielsen, Phillips
9/20 Nielsen (no daily session)

9/23 Eaton
9/24 Eaton, Phillips
9/25 Eaton, Nielsen
9/26 Eaton, Phillips
9/27 Eaton, Nielsen

9/30 Nielsen
10/1 Phillips
10/2 Nielsen
10/3 Phillips
10/4 Belsky (PM), Collins (PM), DiLisio (PM), Eaton (PM), Nielsen, Phillips (PM), Shaw (PM)

Palmer Juvenile Court

9/6 Eaton 
9/20 Eaton (AM)
10/4 Eaton (AM)

Western Housing Court

9/2 NO SESSIONS
9/3 Fein, Fields 
9/4 Fein, Fields
9/5 Fein, Fields
9/6 Fein, Fields

9/9 Fein 
9/10 Fein, Fields
9/11 Fein
9/12 Fein, Fields
9/13 Fein

9/16 Fein
9/17 Fein, Fields
9/18 Fein
9/19 Fein, Fields
9/20 Fein

9/23 Fein 
9/24 Fein, Fields
9/25 Fields
9/26 Fein, Fields
9/27 Fein

9/30 Fein

 

 


 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
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