recent Standing Order OE-144 has closed courthouses off to the public other
than for emergency situations. This order goes into effect May 4, 2020 and will
be in effect until at least June 1, 2020.
is applicable to various non-emergency delinquency/youthful offender
proceedings, according to Mass.gov.
cause (show cause) hearings scheduled between March 16, 2020 and June 1, 2020
will be continued. Complaints filed during these times will be scheduled by the
tenders of plea, the plea will be filed by email from the attorney. It must
first be signed (or e-signed) by the juvenile, their attorney, and the district
attorney. A hearing will then be scheduled for as soon as possible.
Summons arraignments issued between March 16, 2020 and June 1,
2020, will be continued to a date which will be determined by the Clerk