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  • PART III COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
  • TITLE I COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS
  • CHAPTER 221 CLERKS, ATTORNEYS AND OTHER OFFICERS OF JUDICIAL COURTS

Section 1 - Clerk of court for commonwealth; appointment; term, etc.

Section 2 - Duties

Section 3 - Election of clerks; term

Section 4 - First assistant clerks; appointment

Section 5 - Assistant clerks; appointment

Section 5A - Assistant and first assistant clerks; practice of law

Section 6 - Repealed, 1978, 478, Sec. 234

Section 6A - Superior court for county of Middlesex; equity clerk

Section 6B - Superior court for county of Essex; equity clerk

Section 6C - Superior court for county of Essex; criminal proceedings clerk

Section 6D - Superior court for county of Norfolk; criminal proceedings clerk

Section 6E - Superior court for county of Worcester; equity proceedings clerk

Section 6F - Superior court for county of Worcester; criminal proceedings clerk

Section 6G - Superior court for county of Middlesex; criminal proceedings clerk

Section 6H - Repealed, 1975, 50

Section 6I - Superior court for county of Plymouth; equity proceedings clerk

Section 6J - Superior court for county of Plymouth; criminal proceedings clerk

Section 6K - Superior court for county of Hampden; equity proceedings clerk

Section 6L - Superior court for county of Hampden; criminal proceedings clerk

Section 6M - Superior court for county of Bristol; criminal proceedings clerk

Section 6N - Superior court for county of Bristol; civil proceedings clerk

Section 6O - Superior court for county of Bristol; equity proceedings clerk

Section 7 - Deputy assistant clerks

Section 8 - Temporary clerks

Section 9 - Temporary assistant clerks; manner of appointment

Section 10 - Temporary clerk; appointment by court

Section 11 - Oath of clerk

Section 12 - Bonds of clerks

Section 13 - Assistant clerk; notice to secretary of state of vacancies

Section 14 - General duties of clerks

Section 15 - Supreme judicial court in Suffolk; duties of clerk and assistant clerk

Section 16 - Superior court in Suffolk; duties of clerk

Section 16A - Unified session clerk; designation

Section 17 - Facsimile of signature of clerk; signature of assistant clerk

Section 18 - Affidavits in court proceedings

Section 19 - Duty to forward notices of appeal, etc., to attorney general

Section 20 - Rescripts, notice of

Section 21 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 78

Section 22 - Orders of notice; power of clerk to issue

Section 23 - Alphabetical list of parties

Section 24 - Repealed, 1956, 707, Sec. 3

Section 25 - Repealed, 1953, 319, Sec. 27

Section 26 - Physicians or unregistered practitioners convicted of crimes; clerk to report convictions to board of registration in medicine

Section 27 - Extension of papers on record

Section 27A - Obsolete or useless papers; disposition, destruction or storage

Section 28 - Records; duty of clerk to exhibit

Section 29 - Records; duty of justices to inspect

Section 30 - Forfeiture of bond

Section 31 - Misconduct in office; liability

Section 32 - Fees; duty of clerks to account

Section 33 - Assistant clerk; duties

Section 34 - Repealed, 1931, 426, Sec. 291

Section 34A - Establishment; purpose; membership; term

Section 34B - Reports to governor; rules of practice and procedure

Section 34C - Compensation; clerical expenses

Section 34D - Repealed, 1983, 673, Sec. 3

Section 34E - Members, terms; executive director; legal advisors; volunteer legal assistance program; information program; procedures; funds

Section 35 - Appointment; statements of financial interest

Section 36 - Examinations for admission to bar; eligibility; board expenses

Section 36A - Admission to the bar; educational requirements of World War II veterans

Section 37 - Petition for examination for admission to the bar; fees

Section 38 - Oath of office

Section 38A - Aliens; petitions and examinations

Section 39 - Attorneys from sister states; conditions for admissions

Section 40 - Removal; grounds; expenses

Section 41 - Unauthorized practice of law; solicitation of business; penalty

Section 42 - Standing of attorneys; records

Section 43 - Claims for damages; solicitation prohibited

Section 44 - Disqualification for violation of Sec. 43

Section 44A - Employees of hospitals or other medical institutions; communication with attorney concerning personal injury cases

Section 44B - Copies of Sec. 44A; furnishing to hospitals; posting

Section 45 - Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and constables; practice of law prohibited

Section 46 - Practice of law by corporations; prohibition; exception

Section 46A - Practice of law; persons authorized

Section 46B - Jurisdiction to restrain violation of Sec. 46, 46A or 46C

Section 46C - Furnishing services to debtor in debt pooling plan; unauthorized practice of law

Section 46D - Credit counseling corporations, applicability of Secs. 46 to 46C

Section 47 - Repealed, 1935, 346, Sec. 3

Section 48 - Prosecution or defense of own suits; restriction

Section 49 - Repealed, 1935, 346, Sec. 3

Section 50 - Attorney’s lien for fees; enforcement

Section 50A - Discharge of state or political subdivision from liability for attorney’s lien

Section 50B - Claims; summary determination

Section 51 - Failure to pay client’s money; penalty

Section 52 - Disqualification of attorney to act in suits previously decided by him

Section 53 - Masters in chancery

Section 54 - Completion of business on expiration of commission

Section 55 - Compensation of masters, etc.

Section 56 - Repealed, 1975, 377, Sec. 17

Section 57 - Masters; appointment

Section 58 - Masters; hearings; reports; judgment

Section 59 - Auditors; discharge by court

Section 60 - Repealed, 1932, 40, Sec. 2

Section 61 - Masters; compensation and travel expenses

Section 62 - Reports of masters

Section 62A - Masters; death or incapacity; compensation

Section 62B - Clerks of courts as magistrates

Section 62C - Magistrates; powers and duties

Section 63 - Appointment; tenure

Section 64 - Preparation of reports; time of publication

Section 64A - Printing and sale of reports of decisions of supreme judicial and appeals courts; advertisement for bids; award and execution of contracts; performance bond

Section 65 - Style of reports

Section 66 - Opinions; duration and manner of keeping

Section 67 - Deputy reporter

Section 68 - Compensation of reporter

Section 69 - Number; compensation for attendance

Section 69A - Court officer appointments and removals; security of John Adams courthouse

Section 70 - Appointment; security of John Adams courthouse

Section 70A - Court officers; performance of police powers and duties

Section 71 - Chief deputy sheriff for Suffolk, Middlesex and Hampden; chief court officer for Hampden, Norfolk and Worcester counties

Section 71A - Assistant chief court officers in Suffolk county

Section 72 - Tenure

Section 73 - Compensation in Suffolk county land court and probate court

Section 73A - Repealed, 1945, 388, Sec. 2

Section 73B - Compensation in Suffolk county supreme judicial court and appeals court

Section 74 - Repealed, 1931, 301, Sec. 40

Section 75 - Deputy sheriffs and constables; compensation

Section 76 - Administrative assistant and messengers in Suffolk county; appointment; compensation; duties

Section 76A - Superior court in Suffolk county; assistant messenger

Section 77 - Premiums on official bonds; payment

Section 78 - Supreme judicial court in Suffolk county; service of venires; bond

Section 79 - Witnesses; summoning in Suffolk and Worcester; expenses

Section 80 - Uniforms of court officers

Section 81 - Double compensation prohibited

Section 82 - Appointment of stenographers in superior court

Section 83 - Temporary stenographers; fees

Section 84, 85 - Repealed, 1927, 332, Sec. 3

Section 86 - Stenographer for grand jury; appointment; custody of notes; costs

Section 87 - Duties of stenographers; regulations

Section 88 - Furnishing transcripts of notes; fees

Section 89 - Clerical assistants

Section 90 - Repealed, 1922, 228, Sec. 1

Section 90A - Services rendered outside appointing county; compensation; statement

Section 91 - Superior courts; compensation of stenographers

Section 91A - Repealed, 1972, 492, Sec. 3

Section 91B - Employment of stenographer by defendant; admissibility of transcripts of notes; application of section

Section 91C - Appointment of stenographer in civil cases before auditor or master; admissibility of transcripts

Section 91D - Court reporters; practices; contracts

Section 92 - Appointment of interpreters; compensation

Section 92A - Interpreters for the deaf or hearing-impaired; court proceedings; arrests; admissibility of evidence; fees and expenses; privileged communications

Section 93 - Supreme judicial court; salaries of clerks

Section 94 - Manner of payment; salaries of clerks and assistant clerks

Section 94A - Repealed, 1949, 774, Sec. 4

Section 95 to 98 - Repealed, 1931, 301, Sec. 47

Section 99 - Traveling expenses

Section 100 - Temporary and assistant clerks; salaries

Section 101 - Salaries as full compensation

Section 102 - Clerical assistance