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Scheduling Information

When might your case be heard?  Click below for Easy Charts and information for Individual Calendars, Schedules, and Contact personnel.

General Assignment Schedule

Motion Schedules

Contempt Schedules

Pre-Trial Schedules

Trial Schedules

List of Motion Calendars posted

Contact Personnel

 

 

 


Assignment Schedule

As a General rule each Judge is assigned to Plymouth for one week per month.  

Judge Judge Sabaitis Judge Menno Judge Boyle Judge Roberts
First Week of the Month Plymouth Brockton Brockton Brockton
Second Week of the Month Brockton Plymouth Brockton Brockton
Third Week of the Month Brockton Brockton Brockton Plymouth
Fourth Week of the Month Brockton Brockton Plymouth Brockton

Judge Roberts sits in Plymouth four weeks each year on the fifth week of months containing five Mondays.

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Contact Information

Pursuant to Probate and Family Court Standing Orders 1-06 and 1-04, scheduling of most court events is now done by the court.  The major exception is motions, which are scheduled by the moving party on the assigned Judge's Motion day.

Any questions about a scheduled event should be directed to the Trial Department Clerk for the assigned Judge or to the Assistant Judicial Case Manager for the assigned Judge.

The contact persons for each Judge are listed below. 

 

Judge Judge Boyle Judge Sabaitis Judge Roberts Judge Stanton Judge Ward
Sitting Ass't Judicial Case Manager Cindy Gates David  Nolan Caitlin Sullivan Mary Looney Claudia Magnus
Judicial Secretary Michelle Lanoue Veronica Scanlon Kim Foley Patricia Currie  
Trial Dept. Clerk Suzan Lunetta Colleen Suzan Lunetta Colleen Suzan Lunetta/Colleen

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Contempts

Contempt cases are assigned by our Trial Department Clerks.  Generally contempts are  heard during  Motion Days.

Check the chart below to see when your assigned Judge might be hearing your Contempt.

Judge Judge Sabaitis Judge Menno Judge Boyle Judge Roberts
Monday Contempts - -  -
Tuesday - Contempts - Contempts
Wednesday - - -  -
Thursday - - - -
Friday - - Contempts Contempts

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Pre-Trial Conferences

Pre-Trials are scheduled by either the Trial Department Clerk or the Sitting Judicial Case Manager.  Some Judges only have 3 Pre-trials scheduled for a particular day, and will then hear other matters, while other Judges will hear pre-trials all day at 1/2 hour intervals, hearing up to 12 Pre-trials per day.  

You should make every effort to attend your Pre-Trial Conference.  If you need to re-schedule your pre-trial date and your date is within 30 days, you MUST file a Motion and give all parties notice.  Generally, if you need to re-schedule your pre-trial date and the date is more than 30 days away, it is possible to re-schedule this date administratively.  Please check with the Trial Department Clerk for any re-assignments.

Check the chart below to see when your Judge might be hearing your Pre-trial.

Day Judge Sabaitis Judge Menno Judge Boyle Judge Roberts
Monday Pre-Trials  - Pre-Trials Pre-Trials
Tuesday Pre-Trials  - Pre-Trials Pre-Trials
Wednesday - - Pre-Trials Pre-Trials
Thursday Pre-Trials  - - Pre-Trials
Friday Pre-Trials Pre-Trials Pre-Trials Pre-Trials

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Trials

 

If you receive a Trial Notice in the mail, you should make every effort to keep that assignment.  A Trial Date will only be re-scheduled by Motion.  You must file the motion and give proper notice to all parties to re-schedule a Trial Date.

Whether you have a contested trial or an uncontested trial to be scheduled, the following chart reflects when Judges usually hear trials. 

Check below for your assigned Judge to see when your trial date might be scheduled.

Day Judge Sabaitis Judge Menno Judge Boyle Judge Roberts
Monday - Trials Trials Trials
Tuesday Trials  - Trials Trials
Wednesday Trials Trials Trials Trials
Thursday Trials  Trials - Trials
Friday Trials - Trials Trials

 

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