Massachusetts Student Practice Rule

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Long Title: 
Rules of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03
Published/Promulgated by
Name of entity: 
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Type of entity: 
Other
Year: 
2012
Country: 
USA
Jurisdiction within country: 
Massachusetts
Who is subject to this regulation?: 
Other

A law student who has completed their second to last year in an accredited law school, who has successfully completed or is enrolled in a course for credit in evidence or trial practice, may appear
(a) on behalf of the Commonwealth (including a subdivision of the Commonwealth or an agency of the Commonwealth or of a subdivision) in proceedings in any division of the District Court, Juvenile Court, Probate and Family Court or Housing Court Departments or in the Boston Municipal Court Department, provided that the conduct of the case is under the general supervision of a member of the bar of the Commonwealth who is a regular or special assistant district attorney, a regular or special assistant attorney general, an agency counsel or assistant agency counsel or a corporation counsel, city solicitor, town counsel, assistant municipal counsel or assistant solicitor;
(b) on behalf of indigent defendants in criminal proceedings in any division of the District Court, Juvenile Court or Housing Court Departments or in the Boston Municipal Court Department, or in the Supreme Judicial Court or the Appeals Court, provided that the conduct of the case is under the general supervision of a member of the bar of the Commonwealth assigned to the case by the Committee for Public Counsel Services or employed by a non-profit program of legal aid, legal assistance or defense or a law school clinical instruction program; and
(c) on behalf of indigent parties in civil proceedings in any division of the District Court, Juvenile Court, Probate and Family Court, or Housing Court Departments or in the Boston Municipal Court Department, provided that the conduct of the case is under the general supervision of a member of the bar of the Commonwealth assigned by the Committee for Public Counsel Services or employed by a non-profit program of legal aid, legal assistance or defense or a law school clinical instruction program.

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