MMLA Webinar – “Single Justice Practice in the Massachusetts Appeals Court”

Zoom Webinar – Thursday, April 29th, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

One of the unique features of the Massachusetts appellate system involves single justice practice in the Appeals Court.  Municipal counsel may consider petitioning the single justice for relief from a decision involving an injunction or interlocutory order, such as the denial of a motion to dismiss, summary judgment motion, or discovery order.  However, petitions are granted only in limited circumstances and only certain relief is available, and counsel must comply with specific requirements for filing a petition. This program will provide an overview of single justice practice from the perspective of the Appeals Court.  Even if you do not regularly practice in the Appeals Court, this is a topic you need to know about now, and before you get served with a motion for interlocutory relief.  Program participants will include Appeals Court Associate Justice John Englander, Clerk Joseph Stanton, and Assistant Clerk Anne Thomas.  Program orgaizer and MMLA Executive Board member Brandon Moss will moderate.

Registration for the webinar and payment of a $10.00 registration fee are required to attend. To register and pay the $10.00 registration fee, please go to the following link: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any questions, etc., please contact Jim Lampke at 617-285-4561 or email him at:

Click on this link for Program Materials (hyperlinks) and Panelist Bios

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