APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT BARRY M. RYAN

On May 1, 2014, the Hampden County Bar Association will be celebrating Law Day, an event celebrated annually throughout our nation.  This year’s theme is “American Democracy and the Rule of Law:  Why Every Vote Matters.”  The right to vote is one of the fundamental principles and part of the foundation of our democracy.  As Abraham Lincoln eloquently stated, we are a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”  This year’s theme causes us to reflect on how valuable a citizen’s right to vote is and how instrumental it is to our lives. We often hear people say, “Why vote?” or “Is my vote really going to matter?”  If that were the attitude of the whole electorate, we would have no democracy and our rule of law would fall by the wayside.   As I grow older, it appears that more people seem disinterested and ambivalent with politics and the law. At times there seems to be a disconnect, statewide and nationally, in general elections. 

When I was in high school, I was fortunate enough to have Civics’ class, which taught me the fundamental principles of democracy, and that there are checks and balances in place.  Unfortunately, today, I do not believe our youth are being educated enough in Civics’ or the law. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is quoted as saying, “Citizen education is not inherited through the gene pool or passed on in mother’s milk.  It must be learned anew by each new generation.”  I believe it is incumbent upon us as attorneys to reach out, when possible, to further citizen education, which, in turn, increases greater knowledge and broad-based participation.  Recent surveys shockingly disclose a lack of fundamental knowledge by our general public of our system of government: only 49% of adults can identify the three branches of government and even less know their respective functions.  Less than one half of adults can name a single U.S. Supreme Court Justice.  75% of adults do not know the Bill of Rights protects religious freedom. High school students who have been surveyed are even less informed.  If we want to continue progressing and moving forward as a productive society, including promoting justice, attorneys, elected officials and our schools, need to promote civics’ education and the importance of the vote. 

We, as a Bar Association, endeavor to reach out to the community to offer services and to educate the public on general legal issues and the rule of law. However, I believe, through our community outreach programs, a more collaborative effort is necessary to reach out to our local schools to ensure that appropriate curriculum are put into place, either formally or through the assistance of the Bar Association, to ensure that our youth are being appropriately informed about how our system of democracy runs and how the rule of law plays a paramount role in our democratic society. 

For several years, I volunteered with Junior Achievement going into Wilbraham Schools to help educate students on different global issues.    It was amazing how enthusiastic and interested the students were with the topic of the day.

By celebrating Law Day with other Bar Associations across the country, we unite in our effort to educate people and to call attention to the importance of the rule of law and our right to have input in our local, state and federal elections and the laws that influence our lives. As trite as it may sound, I always found Law Day to be an opportunity for me to reflect on how fortunate I am to have been provided with a sound education through school and the guidance of my parents, in the fundamentals of how our government operates, how laws are made, and how they are interpreted by our courts.  The voting rights in this country have come a long way.  Many consider the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibited discrimination in voting, to be one of the most effective pieces of civil rights legislation ever enacted.

Each year when the Hampden County Bar Association celebrates Law Day, we attempt to invite students from local schools to sit in and participate in our celebration.  Last year I had the opportunity to participate in a tour with one of the classes that attended the Law Day celebration.  The class was afforded an opportunity to experience real-life situations, including sentencing of a convicted Defendant.  It was truly an eye-opening experience for the students to witness that event and to hear first hand from the presiding Judge, that this was reality.  Witnessing these events first hand brought things into perspective for the students, which unfortunately is sometimes necessary to understand the rule of law.   Hopefully, through continued education and active involvement in our community and, more particularly, in our school system, we can change the tide for the betterment of all. 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

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

Gary R. Beekmann, Esq.
Melissa E. Bodanza, Esq.
Magali Montes, Esq. - Hampden County District Attorney's Office
Nicole S. Mulé - Western New England University
Richard S. Ravosa, Esq. - Baystate Law Center
Channez Rogers, Esq.


MEMBER BENEFITS

Benefits - Connect with the HCBA and Save!

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Save 15 percent on all HCBA CLE's and Brown Bag Lunch Seminars

Hall of Justice Member Conveniences:
Photocopier Benefits
We have a copier in our lobby for use by our members while at the Hampden County Hall of Justice. Many of our members have already taken advantage of this useful benefit. All you need to get started is your user code. If you would like to have your code emailed to you, please click here to send us an email.

Computer Terminal w/Internet Access & Wireless Internet
Members have access to the computer terminal in our lobby that is equipped with Internet service, Microsoft Office and a printer. For those members with laptops, we also have the wireless router that we installed for our members who would like to access the Internet. Both of these services are available exclusively to our members. Please stop in or e-mail us at admin@hcbar.org to obtain the password.

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On certain polices we have an additional discount of 5% only for members of the Hampden Bar Association! For more information, contact the AXia Group at 413-205-AXia(2942).

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Click here for a brochure on Hampden Bank.
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10% on dry cleaning & minor tailoring (excluding shirts)

Member Discount Programs

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LexisNexis HCBA Discount Program
The Hampden County Bar Association has partnered with LexisNexis to offer:
20 percent discount on new subscriptions to LexisNexis Matthew Bender Publications and Annotate Laws of Massachusetts:

20 percent discount on new LexisNexis Online Research Subscriptions
30 percent discount on LexisNexis Total Practice Advantage Subscriptions
HCBA members receive a free practice profile listing in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

For more information contact Ryan Cayer at (860) 655-4128 or via email at ryan.cayer@lexisnexis.com.

Save 20% on UPS Shipping through Unishippers. Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to announce a new Member Benefit Program offered by Unishippers/UPS! This member benefit allows members of the Hampden County Bar Association, currently spending $10,000 or less per year on their shipping needs, to receive a 20% discount through the Unishippers/UPS program. Click here for a brochure.

Before any pricing can be offered, each account must be approved by UPS to receive the discounted rate. Signing up is easy. To see if you are eligible, please send an e-mail inquiry to marketing.support@unishippers.info providing your name, address, phone and e-mail address, or call 1.800.713.2111. Make sure to indicate that you are a member of the Hampden County Bar Association. If you qualify, an account number will be assigned and you'll receive a Welcome Packet via e-mail. Simply follow the instructions for use and start saving 20% on each and every package you send!

Save 15 percent on American Bar Association web store purchases including books, CLE course materials and other products.  This discount is only available to Hampden County Bar Association members.  Please click here to request via email the discount code which you will need at checkout.  For further information on what is available, click here to visit the ABA WebStore.

Reduced rates on credit card processing fees through First National Merchant Solutions. For more information contact Richard Rheault at (413) 527-1304 or via email at rrheault@fnni.com.

20 percent discount off Paychex payroll processing charges. For more information contact Jamie Scherban at (413) 731-8930 ext. 47954 or via email at jscherban@paychex.com. (Mention National Account Code 5712.)

20 percent discount off the purchase of new subscriptions to Westlaw Forms and on any print volume from West’s Massachusetts Practice Series.

15 percent discount on new subscriptions to West Case Notebook with LiveNote technology. Free trial for WestlawNext. Contact Karen Katz, Esq. at Karen.katz@thomsonreuters.com or 617-935-9331.

10 percent discount on Disability insurance with Standard Insurance Company - the Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to present an opportunity to its members to apply for a quality individual disability insurance policy from Standard Insurance Company at a 10% discount. The Protector+ SM3 individual disability income insurance is guaranteed renewable and includes many excellent benefits. It can be customized with optional riders and benefit periods to meet your needs. For more information contact Financial Management Systems at 413-736-5550 or email Mickey Savoy at msavoy2001@msn.com or Javad Darouian at jdarouian@gmail.com.

Catuogno Court Reporting & StenTel Transcription Services is pleased to offer Hampden County Bar Association members a 10% discount on their legal support services. They have four offices across Massachusetts and Rhode Island that are available for your depositions, client meetings, arbitrations, and videoconferencing. Membership to the Lawyers Conference Centers is also available and provides you with meeting and work space in their 4 offices for one low monthly rate (membership also entitled you to additional discounts!)  Use you Hampden County Bar Association membership to receive discounts on the following services:

10% off depositions;
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Lawyer Conference Center members receive an additional 10% discount on all of the above services!

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Save 15 percent discount on automotive maintenance/repair at Silk’s Auto Service, Inc., 51 Dale Street, Springfield, MA, (413) 733-9157.

10 percent discount on computer repairs, data security, upgrades and installation of software for email encryption at Bob’s Computer Service, (413) 204-8339 or sysop@robertjgregory.com.


MEMBER INFO

Mark J. Albano, Esquire has announced a change in his firm name to Albano Law, LLC.  His new email address is mark@albanolawllc.com.  The rest of his contact information remains the same, One Monarch Place, 1414 Main Street, Suite 1150, Springfield, MA 01144-1150.  Telephone 413-736-6971 and Fax 413-746-9224.

John F. Dalsey, Esquire has announced the relocation of his office to 1380 Main Street, Suite 202, Springfield, MA 01103-1441.  Telephone 413-736-0100 and Fax 413-736-0101.

Hockey season is well under way and many members have had a chance to enjoy a game.   Congratulations to the following Hampden County Bar Association member who won tickets to the Falcons hockey team home games for the month of March: Attorney Jeffrey S. Weisser, Attorney Maria T. Puppolo, Attorney Stanley R. Light, and Attorney Raymond W. Gendron.  Go Falcons!


GOOD DEEDS

Many thanks to Attorney Scott Jelescheff who stepped up and assisted an individual with a civil matter.  Attorney Jelescheff responded and provided immediate assistance to the client. A Good Deed Shout-Out goes to Attorney Jelescheff for his assistance!


HCBA ELECTIONS

The ballot for President-Elect and Board of Directors for the upcoming year will soon be sent to all members of the Hampden County Bar Association. Pursuant to the by-laws of the HCBA, a member interested in running for President-Elect and/or the Board of Directors can request that the ballot indicate his or her willingness to serve. A member may run for both the President-Elect position and the Board of Directors at the same time.

Members who would like to be designated on the ballot as having an interest in serving on the Board of Directors, including any incumbent Board of Directors members wishing to serve another term, please notify us by May 5, 2014. The names of members submitting their names and any other members chosen by the Nominating Committee will appear on the election ballot.

Please review the Board Expectations below before submitting your name:

1. Promote the mission & goals of the Hampden County Bar Association;
2. Regularly attend Board of Director meetings (1st Wednesday of each month, Sept thru May at 4:00 p.m.);
3. Attend major functions: Judges’ Night, Medical Legal Dinner, Law Day Events, Golf Outing and/or dinner and Annual Meeting;
4. Attend 3 – 4 Evening Socials, which are held on a monthly basis;
5. Actively participate in membership recruitment;
6. Assume a Leadership role in putting on a CLE or Experts In Residence or Chair a project.

As a reminder, Past Presidents (for ten years following his/her retirement from office) will have the option to serve as an ex-officio member of the Board.  


HCBA 150th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

In celebration of our upcoming 150th Anniversary the Hampden County Bar association is planning two signature events which are as follows, please save the dates and mark your calendars:

Past Presidents' Dinner

The Hampden County Bar Association will host a Past Presidents' Dinner on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Springfield County Club, 1375 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA.  

150th Anniversary Gala

The Hampden County Bar Association will host a 150th Anniversary Gala on Friday, November 7, 2014 at The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Rd, Holyoke, MA.  The event will be black-tie optional and entertainment will be by Brass Attack of Springfield.  For those of you who remember the Barrister Ball, this will be similar to that event.


JOHN F. MORIARTY SCHOLARSHIP

Applications for the John F. Moriarty Scholarship are now available to any Hampden County resident who has been admitted to or is attending a certified law school for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Applicants must have been residents of Hampden County for at least five years.  The scholarship is based on merit and financial need.  Applications are available at the HCBA office, 50 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103, by calling 413-732-4660, or by emailing admin @hcbar.org.  Please include the applicant's mailing address with any requests.  All applications must be completed and filed with the HCBA by Tuesday, May 30, 2014.


HAMPDEN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Education Sponsor

The Hampden County Bar Association Education Committee would like to thank First Niagara Bank Residential Mortgage for its sponsorship of the March 14, 2014 Criminal Law Education Series Lunch on Motions to Suppress and the March 18, 2014 Brown Bag Lunch seminar on Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code. Their support of our organization is appreciated and we encourage our members to utilize their services.  For more information on how to sponsor an Education Program, contact Lynne McMillan at 413-732-4660 or email to Lynne@hcbar.org.

Presenters

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:

Dale E. Bass, Esquire
Neil L. Desroches, Esquire, Hampden County District Attorney
James M. Forsyth, Esquire, Hampden County District Attorney
Alfred J. Geoffrion, Esquire
James R. Goodhines, Esquire, Goodhines Law Offices
Honorable Robert A. Gordon, Springfield District Court
Honorable Charles W. Groce, III, Springfield District Court
David J. Lemasa, Esquire, The Law Offices of David J. Lemasa, PC
Maureen Lemke, Hampden County Registry of Probate
Lawrence W. Madden, Esquire, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Kevin V. Maltby, Esquire, Bacon Wilson, P.C.
Michele A. Rooke, Esquire, Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C.s

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Friday, April 4, 2014 - Criminal Law Education Series - Veteran's Justice Partnership

This is a FREE training.  Lunch will be provided.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenter:
Jack Downing, President of Soldier On

Panel will include:
Chris Trigilio, Springfield District Court Probation Department
Edward E. Kivari, Esq., District Court Supervisor, Hampden County District Attorney’s Office

Additional representatives from the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office and the Judiciary.

Location: Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield

Click here to register

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Brown Bag Seminar: Education Law

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenter:
Rebecca L. Bouchard, Esquire - Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C.

Location: Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield

Click here to register

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Brown Bag Seminar: Firearms Licensing Issues

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenter:

Mr. Greg Burns, Personal Defense Trainer, Certified NRA Personal Protection Trainer, Certified NRA Pistol & Rifle Instructor, Certified NRA Range Safety Officer, Mass. State Police Certified Pistol Instructor, Crime Prevention Planner and Trainer, US Army Pistol & Trifle Trainer, US Army Security & Defense Trainer

Click here to register

UPCOMING BROWN BAG SEMINARS...Watch for Details

May 23, 2014 - IP Issues: Patent/Trademark/Copyright
Appeals Court: Lawyer Mistakes
e-Discovery

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Experts in Residence Seminar: Medical Malpractice - Disclosure, Apology and Offer

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenters:
John G. Bagley, Esquire - Morrison Mahoney, LLC
Patrick J. McHugh, Esquire - Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley, P.C.

Location: Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield

Click here to register

UPCOMING EXPERTS IN RESIDENCE…Watch for Details

May - Proof of Damages

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

Auto Accident Litigation: Preparing a Case for Trial

PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT SERIES

The next installment of the Practice Development Series, "Dealing With Difficult Clients" will be held on April 14, 2014 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield.  The presenters will be Thomas A. Kenefick, III, Esquire and Kevin V. Maltby, Esquire, Bacon Wilson, P.C.  Click here to access the registration form or send us an email.  This installment is being sponsored by Richard C. Morrissey, Esquire, and offered free of charge.

The Practice Development Series discusses "Real Life Lawyering". The series objective is to support lawyers, particularly new practitioners, solo practitioners and members of small firms, to improve professional skills, increase collegiality and decrease the business, liability ethical and health risks of practice. These sessions will traditionally be held on the 2nd Monday of the month, 1pm – 2pm and are being offered free of charge.  Lunch will be provided.  If you have suggestions for future topics, please email them to Lynne@hcbar.org

Upcoming Session Dates and Topics:

May 12, 2014 - "Accounting for Lawyers" presented by Michael R. Siddall, Esquire and Amy J. Megliola, Esquire of Siddall & Siddall, P.C. and will be sponsored by Joseph M. Pacella, Esquire.


UPCOMING EVENTS/EVENT FOLLOW-UP

Judges Night Follow-Up

This year’s annual Judges Night was held on March 27, 2014 at the Delaney House. There were over 200 attorneys and judges who attended this event.  Justice Timothy S. Hillman of the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts was the guest speaker and presented a captivating speech in honor of our event.  Thank you to all who attended!

Poker Tournament:  Children's Law Project Fundraiser - Players Needed

The Hampden County Bar Association is looking for players for its 2nd Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament which will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm at The Glass Room at Elegant Affairs, 1380 Main Street, Springfield, MA. There will be a $75.00 buy-in.  Proceeds from the tournament will be allocated to the Children's Law Project.

Prizes:  1st Place - $1,000, 2nd Place - $250, 3rd Place - $100.  Click here to register.  (space is limited)

5th Annual Food Frenzy - DONATE NOW:  Ends Today!

The Hampden County Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar Association and Franklin County Bar Association are participating in the 5th Annual Food Frenzy, sponsored by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office in partnership with the legal community. The Tri-County Competition is to see which local county bar association can collect the most food and/or money to benefit the Food Bank of Western MA.  This year the Hampden County Bar Association is collaborating with the Hampden County District Attorney's Office, please JOIN the Team today!  Drop off your donations at the HCBA or DA's office or designated court departments in each court, between March 24, 2014 and April 4, 2014.  Click here to make your online donations.

Thank you to the following people who have made their generous donations thus far:     

Frank E. Antonucci
Alekman Ditusa, LLC
Travaun Bailey
Archer B. Battista
Judge Henry Boroff
Jackie Bouchereau
Kathy Breck
Charles & Carol Casartello
Ray Catuogno
James Channing and Shelly-Ann Sankar
Jane C. Chevalier
Christo & Associates
Joseph Collins
Kathy Altobelli Cortese
Linda Desrosiers
Dianne Dillon
Elizabeth Dineen
Melissa Doran
John Driscoll
Elizabeth Farris
Anthony, Maureen, & Ryan Gallant
Judge Anne Geoffrion & Fred Geoffrion
James Goodhines
Judge Robert A. Gordon
Ethel Grant
Shelley Grant
Melissa Ann Hurst
Cristina Ianello
Helena Jalbert
Lan Kantany
Denise Kelly-Lachat     
Lori Landers-Carvalho
Paulette Marie
Samuel Medina
Judge Edward J. McDonough Jr.
Katherine McMahon
Lynne McMillan
John E. Miller
Law Office of Christopher B. Myhrum
Noreen  Nardi    
Jeff O'Connor & Andrea O'Connor
Probate Court Judges' Lobby
Katy Robertson
Angie Rodriguez
Barry M. Ryan
Judge David G. Sacks
Jeanne M. Schmidt
Earl Seeley
Elizabeth Sickelco
Janine Simonian
Stephen Spelman
Christina M. Turgeon
Kally Walsh

Law Day - May 1st Celebration

The Hampden County Bar Association and the local courts will be hosting the 2014 Law Day, "Why Every Vote Matters" on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:00 am, in Springfield District Court.  There will be a program by the students from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts.  Judge Charles W. Groce, III, will be the featured speaker for this event.  A reception will follow in the County Commissioner's Room.

HCBA Day at the Melha Shrine Circus

Come join the HCBA for an afternoon of fun at the Shriner's Circus! Once again this year, the Hampden County Bar Association is sponsoring the circus, and has been invited to the performance on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm at a reduced rate.  There will be a limited number of tickets available for HCBA members and their families for this performance.  If you are unable to attend this performance time, discount coupons to purchase tickets for any other performance will be available to our members and their families and guests.  The circus is running from May 1st through May 4th at the Big E Coliseum.  For more information about our outing or to purchase tickets, please email admin@hcbar.org or call our office at 413-732-4660.

Again this year, the Hampden County Bar Association will also be donating some of our tickets to local organizations to give some children the opportunity to attend the circus that would not otherwise be able to see this great show!  Last year we donated close to 75 tickets to the following organizations: Center for Human Development, Springfield Boys & Girls Club, Square One and W.E.B Dubois

Golf Outing

The Hampden County Bar Association will be holding its Annual Golf Outing at the Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE!

Annual Meeting & Vendor Show - SAVE THE DATE!

The HCBA Annual meeting and vendor show will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Springfield Sheraton, Springfield, MA.  Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE!

Check out photos from past and current events at http://www.hcbar.org/category/5277/calendar-and-events.htm.


NEW LAWYERS SECTION

New Lawyers Section Lunch

The next New Lawyers' Section  monthly luncheon will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.at Samuel's, 1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield.   Kevin Maltby, Esquire will be the guest speaker.  Attorney Maltby will talk about the benefits of volunteering for the District Court Lawyer for the Day Program and how it can help build your clientele.  For more information and to RSVP to Laura D. Mangini at laura@alekmanditusa.com so reservations can be made.


REAL ESTATE SECTION

The next Real Estate Section lunch is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Red Rose Pizzeria at 12:00 p.m.   Please save the date and watch for additional information.

We would like to thank Investment Property Exchange Services. for sponsoring the March 12, 2014 Real Estate Section lunch, as well as speaker: Patricia Flowers, Vice President, Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. (IPX1031®),  (IPX1031® is part of the Fidelity National Financial  (NYSE: FNF, Fortune 500)  family of real estate companies and sister companies with 3 of the area’s major title insurance companies, including Chicago Title Insurance Company)

We would also like to thank Stewart Title Guaranty Company for sponsoring the April 2, 2014 Real Estate Section lunch, as well as the guest speaker Michael Agen, Esquire, Counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company whose topics on mortgages and bankruptcy was very informative to both the Real Estate Section and the invited Bankruptcy Section.

BANKRUPTCY SECTION

The next Bankruptcy Section lunch will tentatively be held on April 28, 2014. Please contact Attorney Christina M. Turgeon at attyturgeon@aol.com with any questions or topics of interest.  Please watch for more details.

We would like to thank Stephen E. Meunier, Esquire from the Office of the United States Trustee, for his presentation to the Bankruptcy section on March 31, 2014. 


PROBATE & FAMILY COURT

Probate Court Bench Bar Meeting

The next Probate Court Bench Bar Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm.  If you have any questions or would like to add a topic to the agenda, please contact Ellen Randle at erandle@bulkley.com or Gary Shannon at gshannon@dwpm.com.

Volunteer Opportunities in Probate Court

There is an urgent need for volunteers during the month of April.   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 March:

Attorney Anne E. Dargie
Attorney Stephanie A. Fitzgerald
Attorney Helena S. Friedman
Attorney James F. Gregory
Attorney  Marie T. Jablonski
Attorney Anthony J. Scibelli
Attorney Jennifer A. Thorn

We are currently in need of volunteers in April.

Remember that volunteers can now sign up online for volunteer work at their 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 contact Jennifer at the Hampden County Legal Clinic at hampdencountylegalclinic@verizon.net or 413-733-6500.

DISTRICT COURT

Bench Bar Meeting:

The next District Court bench bar meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, in the Commissioner's Room, 50 State Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield.  Please watch for more details and the agenda.

If there are specific topics of interest to be added to the agenda, please contact Attorney James Goodhines at jgoodhines@hotmail.com.

Summer Jury Trial Schedules

To the Springfield District Court Community:

Presiding Judge William J. Boyle has asked me to convey that this Court recently received
notice that jurors will not be summonsed to the Springfield Hall of Justice Complex on all
Fridays and three Thursdays throughout July and August.

As such, and in recognition to anticipated Summer vacation plans of judges, court staff
and litigators, the Springfield District Court will not be scheduling criminal or civil trials
requiring jurors during the following periods:

June 30 - July 3
July 14 - July 18
July 21 - July 25
August 18 - August 22
August 25 - August 29

Many thanks,
 
-John S. Gay,
Clerk-Magistrate

Lawyer for the Day-District Court

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. This program benefits landlords and tenants who are income eligible. We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered for Wednesdays and Thursdays in March:

Attorney Jonathan A. Breton
Tricia Cote-paralegal
Attorney Peter T. Lane
Attorney Melissa K. Long
Attorney Richard C. Morrissey
Attorney Kevin G. Murphy
Attorney John O'Neil

We are currently in need of volunteers in April.

Volunteers can now sign up online for volunteer work at their 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 contact Jennifer at the Hampden County Legal Clinic at hampdencountylegalclinic@verizon.net or 413-733-6500.

JUVENILE COURT

Bench Bar Meeting

The next Juvenile Court Bench Bar meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.  The Bench Bar meetings are held quarterly, the first Wednesday of the month and are open to all attorneys who practice in Juvenile Court.  For more information or to present agenda items please contact Patrick R.  Sparks at psparks@publiccounsel.net.

HOUSING COURT

Bench Bar Meeting

The next Housing Court Bench Bar meeting will be held on June 6, 2014 at 3:30 in the Housing Court in Springfield.  For more information or to present agenda items please contact Thomas McCormick at tmccormick@hfmgpc.com, Toby Wilson at attywilson@comcast.net, or Archer B. Battista at abattista@lyonfitzpatrick.com.

Western Division Housing Court Greenfield Session Temporary Relocation

Western Division Housing Court practitioners should be advised that the Greenfield session has moved from its present location in the Juvenile Court to the temporary courthouse located on Munson Street in Greenfield. Once the new courthouse is completed in a few years, Housing Court will move its Franklin County session to the new courthouse.

Lawyer for the Day-Housing Court

The Lawyer for the Day program continues to be a success due to the many volunteers who have offered their services in Western Division Housing Court on Thursdays. This is a great pro bono opportunity for area attorneys. This program benefits landlords and tenants who are income eligible. We’d like to thank the following individuals who volunteered for Thursdays in  March:

Attorney James T. Brown
Attorney Suzanne Garrow
Lillian Gray
Attorney Scott Jelescheff
Attorney Patrick D. Nicoletti
Attorney Patrice Sabach
Attorney Margaret Solis
Attorney Dorothy Varon

We are currently in need of volunteers in April.

Volunteers can now sign up online or volunteer work at their 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 contact Jennifer at the Hampden County Legal Clinic at hampdencountylegalclinic@verizon.net or 413-733-6500.

HCBA ARBITRATION/MEDIATION SERVICE

The Arbitration and Mediation Service is proud to announce a new addition to our panel: Attorney Earlon L. Seeley, Jr., an impressive addition to our roster.

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 via email at ArbitrationMediation@hcbar.org or by calling (413) 748-7951. This information may also be obtained by visiting our website at www.hcbar.org.

LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE

The Hampden County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral & Information Service (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 at lawyerreferral@hcbar.org.

Within the last month, attorneys have submitted over $4,578.00 in LRIS referral percentage payments a result of over $30,525.00.00 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!

Currently the LRIS is in need of attorneys on our Panel that handle immigration, ERISA and Civil Rights cases.


HAMPDEN COUNTY LEGAL CLINIC

The Hampden County Bar Association received funding from Mass Mutual Financial Group in the amount of $20,000 to fund of the Legal Clinic for 2014. We are very grateful to the Mass Mutual 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 Mass Mutual Financial Group. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these programs, please contact Jennifer at the Hampden County Legal Clinic at 413-733-6500 or hampdencountylegalclinic@verizon.net

CHILDREN'S LAW PROJECT

The Hampden County Bar Association received an IOLTA Grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation in the amount of $50,000 for funding of the Hampden County Bar Association's Children's Law Project for the 2013-2014 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. For more information about the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and the good work they do, check out their website at http://www.massbarfoundation.org.

In an effort to continue the important work of this program, the Hampden County Bar Association Board has allocated the proceeds from the Golf Outing and Poker Tournament to go to the Children's Law Project.  Please support these events and help this important cause.


OTHER COURTHOUSE NEWS

SJC Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers

The Hampden County Bar Association has partnered with the Boston Bar Association to offer a one-day course pursuant to the Supreme Judicial Court's recently adopted Rule 3:16 establishing a requirement that all persons newly-licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth on or after September 1, 2013 complete a one-day Practicing with Professionalism Course.  Rule 3:16 requires that attorneys, in order to maintain their admission in good standing to the bar, complete this course within 18 months of their date of original admission.  The One-Day Practicing with Professionalism Course will be held in Springfield on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Western New England School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.   The course is also being offered at various other locations throughout the state on several different dates.

For more information on the Springfield program and to register please visit https://www.bostonbar.org/membership/events/event-details?ID=14743.


OTHER LEGAL COMMUNITY NEWS

Senior Partner's for Justice Lunch

The Senior Partners for Justice luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Santander Building, Community Room A on the 3rd Floor, 1350 Main Street, Springfield, MA.  The guest speakers will be Hyman Darling, Esquire, Bacon Wilson, P.C., Maureen Lemke, MUPC Magistrate, Hampden Probate & Family Court, and Suzanne Seguin, Hampden Register of Probate.   For more information or to RSVP contact Carmen Gonzalez at (413) 322-7424 or CGonzalez@cla-ma.org.

The Women's Law Association of Western New England University

The Women's Law Association will be hosting an event on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Rivers Memorial Hall at Western New England University to benefit the Innocence Project.  Guest speaker, Betty Anne Waters, well known for her story being told in the movie called  "Conviction".  This event is free of charge to the community. 

The Women's Law Association is seeking sponsorship from local attorneys for this event.  Any attorney who donates $200 or more will receive a poster-sized piece of advertising as well as being acknowledged at the event.  For more information please contact Kathryn L. Trogdon  at 336-328-7651 or email her at katy.trogdon@gmail.com or kt336025@wne.edu or Lenore Montanaro, the President of the Women's Law Association at lenore.montanaro@gmail.com.

Law Practice Management Series of Western New England University School of Law

All members of the Hampden County Bar Association are invited to attend two FREE programs at Western New England University School of Law.  On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm in Room C of the Law School,  Terrence D. Pricher, Esquire, Assistant Bar Counsel, Massachusetts Office of the Bar Counsel will present a program focusing on the proper handling of client funds and trust accounts. 

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm in Room C of the Law School, Terry Welsh, President, Massachusetts Bar Association Insurance Agency, will present a program on professional coverage needs. 

For more information or to register to attend either program, please email mjagen@comcast.net or cthompson@law.wne.edu.

The Mediation & Training Collaborative's Divorce Mediation Training

May 1*, 2, 3, 16 & 17, 2014 in Greenfield, MA Presented by The Mediation & Training Collaborative Prerequisite - 30 hours Basic Mediation Training.

An advanced mediation training for those interested in working with separating, divorcing or already-divorced couples. Topics include the emotional and legal aspects of divorce, parenting issues, division of assets and debts, spousal support, working with non-traditional couples, mediator ethics, dealing with high conflict, and more. Fee includes training manual, coached role plays, and refreshments. Social Work CEC’s or attorney CLEs (MA CAFL CLEs, VT CLEs) available upon request. Fee is $825 ($775 if postmarked by April 7).

For a brochure or more information, please contact Debbie Lynangale at mediation@communityaction.us or 413-475-1505.

* The four-hour May 1 session will focus on Massachusetts family law for divorce mediators and is open to divorce mediators who want a review of this topic. Fee for this session alone is $90. Attorneys taking the full training who have extensive experience in family law may choose to omit the May 1 session. Call for more information on either of these options.

Dial-A-Lawyer

On Monday, May 29, 2014, the Massachusetts Bar Association will sponsor the Western Mass Dial-A-Lawyer program.  For more information please contact Patricia Anne Olier at 617-338-0596 or POlier@massbar.org.  SAVE THE DATE! 

Massachusetts Bar Association 2014 Annual Dinner

The Massachusetts Bar Association will hold its 2014 Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA.  For more information please contact Patricia Anne Olier at 617-338-0596 or POlier@massbar.org

PAID ADVERTISEMENTS

Invitation to Reception for Suzanne Seguin

Former Hampden County Register of Probate, Tom Moriarty and the Committee to Elect Suzanne T. Seguin, Register of Probate, cordially invite you to a Reception Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5PM to 7PM at Elegant Affairs Glass Room, 1380 Main Street, Springfield.  Suggested Contribution $100.  For more information or for tickets please contact Connie O’Brien at conobrien@aol.com.  This ad is paid for by the Committee to Elect Suzanne T. Seguin, Register of Probate, 352 Munsing Street, Ludlow, MA 01056

Amherst Law Office for rent

437 Main Street, Amherst.  Very visible with three picture windows in the reception/work/waiting area.  Large Conference room and medium sized office.  Excellent on site, ample parking.  Fully furnished.  $1,700.00 includes heat and electricity.  Very attractive office.  Pictures upon request.  Please contact John F. Edwards at 413-259-9090 or Fax to 413-253-9460.

Holyoke Rent/Share Space

Just off Route 91, between Springfield and Northampton, looking for a lawyer to rent or share office space.  Includes internet, printer, copier, conference room and break room; referrals possible.  Please contact 413-374-8400.

West Springfield Business Space for Rent

Up to 1,300 square feet of prime business space for rent.  Professional Office Building, 2nd Floor, 680 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA.  Plenty of parking.  Please contact Attorney Mary Paier Powers at 413-781-9659 or Fax to 413-781-6504.

Chicopee Business Space for Rent

This space is ideally located in the historical district directly across from the Chicopee Police, Fire Complex and Chicopee District Court. This second floor office space is housed in an attractive historical building depicting classic Greek revival architecture.  The newly renovated layout includes four rooms with a total of 683 square feet with several entrances.  There are two spacious office rooms with adjoining conference and secretarial rooms.  Additional features include a marble mantle fireplace, an arched double doorway, and eight full length windows equipped with blinds.  An extra storage room is available at additional cost.  Heat, air conditioning, and utilities are included. Parking space is available in the front and rear of the building. Rent is $700 per month.  Please contact Paul Shea at (413) 598-8304 or Fax to  (413) 594-7225.  Click here for pictures.

“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/or services advertised.”

IMPORTANT DATES

April 4, 2014 - Criminal Law Education Series: Veterans Justice Partnership - Free Training
April 7, 2014 - Brown Bag - Education Law
April 10, 2014 - 2nd Annual Charity Poker Tournament
April 14, 2014 - Practice Development Series - Dealing with Difficult Clients
April 16, 2014 - Brown Bag - Firearms Licensing Issues
April 17, 2014 - Probate Court Bench Bar Meeting
April 25, 2014 - SJC Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers
April 28, 2014 - Bankruptcy Lunch
April 30, 2014 - Experts in Residence - Medical Malpractice: Disclosure, Apology & Offer
May 1, 2014 - Law Day - "Why Every Vote Matters"
May 3, 2014 - HCBA Day at the Shrine Circus
May 12, 2014 - Practice Development Series - Accounting for Lawyers
May 14, 2014 - Real Estate Lunch
May 22, 2014  - Annual Golf Outing - SAVE THE DATE!
May 23, 2014 - Brown Bag Lunch - Intellectual Properties Issues
June 4, 2014 - Juvenile Court Bench Bar Meeting
June 12, 2014 - Annual Meeting & Vendor Show - SAVE THE DATE
September 4, 2014 - Past Presidents Dinner. SAVE THE DATE!
November 7, 2014 - 150th Anniversary Gala - 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

4/1 Carey, Ferrara, Ford, Josephson, McDonough, Page, Sweeney
4/2 Carey, Ferrara, Ford, Josephson, McDonough, Page, Sweeney
4/3 Carey, Ferrara, Ford, Josephson, McDonough, Page, Sweeney
4/4 Carey, Ferrara, Ford, Josephson, McDonough, Page, Sweeney

No further information is available at this time.

Hampden County Probate Court

4/1 Geoffrion, Hyland, Rainaud, Sacks
4/2 Fuller, Geoffrion, Sacks
4/3 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks
4/4 Geoffrion, Hyland, Wilson

4/7 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks
4/8 Geoffrion, Hyland, Rainaud, Sacks
4/9 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks
4/10 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks
4/11 Fuller, Geoffrion, Wilson

4/14 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Rainaud
4/15 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Rainaud
4/16 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks
4/17 Fuller, Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks
4/18 Fuller, Geoffrion, Sacks, Wilson

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Fuller, Rainaud
4/23 Fuller, Geoffrion
4/24 Fuller, Geoffrion
4/25 Fuller, Geoffrion, Wilson

4/28 Geoffrion, Rainaud
4/29 Geoffrion, Hyland, Rainaud, Sacks
4/30 Geoffrion, Hyland, Rainaud, Sacks
5/1 Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks
5/2 Geoffrion, Hyland, Sacks

Springfield District Court 

4/1 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, LoConto, Poehler, Sargent
4/2 Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, LoConto, Poehler, Sargent (ALL AM)
4/3 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon (AM), Hadley (PM),LoConto, Murphy, Poehler, Sargent
4/4 Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, LoConto, Murphy, Poehler, Sargent

4/7 Beattie, Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, LoConto, Poehler, Sargent
4/8 Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Koenigs, LoConto, Sargent
4/9 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hurley, LoConto, Mason, Murphy, Poehler, Sargent
4/10 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Hadley, Hurley, LoConto, Murphy, Poehler, Sargent
4/11 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Poehler

4/14 Boyle, Gordon (AM), Hadley, Hurley, LoConto, Mason, Murphy, Poehler, Sargent
4/15 Boyle, Gordon, Mason, Payne, Sanabria-Vega, Sargent
4/16 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Mason, Murphy, Payne
4/17 Boyle, Gordon, Hadley, Hurley, LoConto, Mason, Sargent
4/18 Beattie, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, LoConto, Mason, Poehler, Sargent

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Mason, Payne
4/23 Hadley, Hurley, Mason, Poehler, Sargent
4/24 Groce, Hurley, LoConto (AM), Mason, Payne
4/25 Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Koenigs, Mason

4/28 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Hadley, Hurley, LoConto, Poehler, Sargent
4/29 Beattie, Boyle, Groce, Hadley, Mason (PM), Payne, Poehler, Sargent
4/30 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Mason, Poehler (ALL AM)
5/1 Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Mason, Poehler, Sargent
5/2 Beattie, Boyle, Gordon, Groce, Hadley, Hurley, Mason, Murphy, Poehler, Sargent

Palmer District Court

4/1 Mulcahy
4/2 Mulcahy (AM)
4/3 Mulcahy
4/4 Beattie

4/7 Mulcahy
4/8 Beattie
4/9 Mulcahy
4/10 Groce, Mulcahy
4/11 Mulcahy

4/14 Mulcahy
4/15 Mulcahy
4/16 Mulcahy
4/17 Connly, Groce
4/18 Mulcahy

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Mulcahy
4/23 Beattie
4/24 Beattie
4/25 Poehler (PM)

4/28 Mulcahy
4/29 Mulcahy
4/30 Mulcahy (AM)
5/1 Mulcahy
5/2 Mulcahy

Westfield District Court

4/1 Contant, Koenigs
4/2 Contant (AM), Koenigs (AM)
4/3 Contant, Koenigs, Mazanec (AM)
4/4 Contant, Vrabel

4/7 Contant, Koenigs
4/8 Contant
4/9 Contant, Koenigs
4/10 Contant, Koenigs
4/11 Contant

4/14 Contant, Shea
4/15 Contant, Hadley
4/16 Contant, Poehler
4/17 Poehler
4/18 Contant, Murphy

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Murphy
4/23 Murphy
4/24 Koenigs
4/25 Payne

4/28 Contant, Murphy
4/29 Contant, Gordon
4/30 Contant (AM), Murphy (AM)
5/1 Murphy, Payne
5/2 Estes, Payne

Chicopee District Court

4/1 Non-Region 6 Judge, Sanabria-Vega
4/2 Sanabria-Vega (AM)
4/3 Sanabria-Vega
4/4 Sanabria-Vega

4/7 Sanabria-Vega
4/8 Sanabria-Vega
4/9 Sanabria-Vega
4/10 Sanabria-Vega
4/11 Sanabria-Vega

4/14 Beattie, Sanabria-Vega
4/15 LoConto
4/16 Sanabria-Vega
4/17 Sanabria-Vega
4/18 Sanabria-Vega

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Sanabria-Vega
4/23 Sanabria-Vega
4/24 Sanabria-Vega
4/25 Beattie

4/28 Sanabria-Vega
4/29 Hurley, Sanabria-Vega
4/30 Sanabria-Vega (AM)
5/1 Sanabria-Vega
5/2 Sanabria-Vega

Holyoke District Court

4/1 Murphy, Walsh
4/2 Beattie (AM), Murphy (AM)
4/3 Groce, Walsh
4/4 Mulcahy, Walsh

4/7 Murphy, Walsh
4/8 MacLeod, Poehler
4/9 Connly, Walsh
4/10 MacLeod, Walsh
4/11 Murphy, Wash

4/14 Connly, MacLeod
4/15 Groce, Murphy
4/16 Connly, Sargent
4/17 Beattie, MacLeod
4/18 Connly, Walsh

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Sargent
4/23 Groce, LoConto
4/24 Hadley, Sargent (AM)
4/25 Estes, LoConto

4/28 Mason, Walsh
4/29 MacLeod, Walsh
4/30 MacLeod (AM), Walsh (AM)
5/1 MacLeod, Walsh
5/2 MacLeod, Walsh

Springfield Juvenile Court

4/1 NO SESSION
4/2 Eaton, Locke, Swords
4/3 Eaton, Locke, Swords
4/4 Dunbar, Eaton, Locke, Swords

4/7 Dunbar, Eaton, Locke, Swords
4/8 Eaton, Swords
4/9 Swords
4/10 Eaton, Swords
4/11 Dunbar, Locke

4/14 Dunbar, Eaton, Locke
4/15 Dunbar, Eaton
4/16 Eaton, Locke, Swords (AM)
4/17 Dunbar, Eaton, Swords
4/18 Dunbar, Eaton, Locke (AM)

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Dunbar, Swords
4/23 Dunbar, Swords
4/24 Dunbar, Eaton, Swords
4/25 Swords

4/28 Dunbar, Swords
4/29 Dunbar, Eaton
4/30 Dunbar, Eaton, Locke
5/1 Dunbar, Eaton, Swords
5/2 Dunbar, Eaton, Swords

Holyoke Juvenile Court

4/1 NO SESSION
4/2 Belsky
4/3 Belsky
4/4 Belsky

4/7 Belsky, Phillips
4/8 Belsky
4/9 Belsky
4/10 Belsky
4/11 Belsky, Phillips

4/14 Belsky, Phillips
4/15 Belsky, Phillips
4/16 Belsky, Phillips
4/17 Belsky, Phillips
4/18 Phillips, Swords

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Eaton, Phillips
4/23 NO SESSION
4/24 Belsky, Phillips
4/25 Belsky, Phillips

4/28 Belsky, Phillips
4/29 Belsky, Phillips
4/30 Belsky, Phillips
5/1 Belsky, Phillips
5/2 Belsky, Phillips

Palmer Juvenile Court

4/11 Eaton

4/25 Eaton

Western Housing Court

4/1 Crampton-Kamukala, Fein, Fields
4/2 Fein
4/3 Fields, Crampton-Kamukala
4/4 Fein, Fields

4/7 Crampton-Kamukala, Fein, Fields
4/8 Crampton-Kamukala, Fields
4/9 Fein, Fields
4/10 Crampton-Kamukala, Fields
4/11 Fein, Fields, Crampton-Kamukala

4/14 Crampton-Kamukala
4/15 Crampton-Kamukala
4/16 Fields
4/17 Crampton-Kamukala, Fields
4/18 Fields

4/21 HOLIDAY
4/22 Fields
4/23 Fields (PM)
4/24 Fields
4/25 Fields

4/28 Fein, Crampton-Kamukala
4/29 Fein, Fields, Crampton-Kamukala
4/30 Fields
 

 
 
 

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