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Hampden County
Bar Association
P.O. Box 559 ยท 50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01102-0559

Telephone: (413) 732-4660
Facsimile: (413) 732-6882

SJC & Court Announcements

Probate Court Changes to MUPC Estate Administration Forms

The Probate and Family Court ("Court") announces the availability of fill-able versions of new and revised MUPC Estate forms. The forms and all instructions are now available on the Court's website
Effective April 15, 2016, the Court will require the use of the new and revised forms, including in cases initiated before April 15, 2016. The Court will accept for filing "pre-April 15, 2016" for a two week grace period.  Click here more information.

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Springfield District Court Summer Jury Trial Schedules


Presiding Judge William J. Boyle has announced that the Springfield District Court will adopt the following modifications to the Trial Session's calendar during the summer months:

July 5 - September 2, 2016

  • Per order of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court, no jurors will be summonsed for Fridays. Additionally, there will be no jurors summonsed for the Springfield District Court the weeks beginning July 4, July 18, August 22, and August 29.
  • Civil Cases currently assigned trial dates for this period shall remain on the trial list.  Cases newly electing a trial shall be given a date after September 6, 2016.
  • The number of criminal matters scheduled for trial during the viable periods noted above shall not exceed 10 per day.  All preferences and considerations, of course, will go to any defendant in custody

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