Monday, March 8, 2021
Court 1A Backlog Update
On February 11, 2021, Judge John Casey, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, spoke to the Greater Newburyport Bar Association. Judge Casey noted as of that date:
- 1,050 1A hearings for uncontested divorces were scheduled, some as late as August 2021,
- 3,000 1A cases were processed by the court and waiting to be scheduled for hearings, and
- Potentially, thousands more were received by the court and had yet to be processed by the court.
Attorneys, court staff, and mediators attending noted that the court has been understaffed long before...