Virtual Meeting Thu Jul 21: Housing Court Procedural Updates

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07/21/2022 12:00 PM - 07/21/2022 1:00 PM

At this event we will get an update from the Housing Court on all matters related to summary process (evictions) and small claims. In particular, we will cover:

  • Third Amended Standing Order 6-20
  • Is "the call of the list" gone for good, or will there be an alternative procedure?
  • The Housing Court’s digitization efforts
  • Current challenges at the Housing Court
  • Question and Answers

In keeping with the court's tradition of public service and fairness, court staff will invite attendees to provide feedback on recent experiences. Note that we distinguish between procedures and cases. For instance, we can share feedback on the process of entering a hearing, but not about why a judge did or did not decide the way we wanted in a case.

Discussing active cases will not be allowed. This event will not be recorded.

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Eastern Division Housing Court
picture of Ben Adeyinka, Deputy Court Administrator, Housing Court
Ben Adeyinka, Deputy Court Administrator, Housing Court
picture of Timothy Sullivan, Chief Justice, Housing Court
Timothy Sullivan, Chief Justice, Housing Court

Part of this presentation will be given by Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan. Chief Justice Sullivan was appointed Chief Justice in 2016 and reappointed in 2020. During his tenure, he has guided the housing court through a rapid modernization, including the expansion of the Housing Court to statewide jurisdiction, the prescient digitization of the courts (including the release of e-Filing) well underway before the COVID-19 pandemic, and a continued emphasis on process improvement, standardization across courts, and feedback from litigants and other court users. For MassLandlords, in particular, he and his team have given countless evenings explaining court procedure and taking feedback from attendees. Prior to his role as Chief Justice, Judge Sullivan served as first justice in the Northeast Division and a justice in the Central Division. He holds his Juris Doctorate from New England Law School.

Part of this presentation will be given by Benjamin Adeyinka, Deputy Court Administrator, Housing Court. In 2002, Ben started a career in banking and real estate. In 2009, he began working with Orlans Moran, PLLC as paralegal and subsequently as an attorney. Ben has represented numerous financial institutions in litigation matters, bankruptcy, and landlord tenant law. He has practiced in the United States Bankruptcy Court District of MA, the Land Court, Superior, District, and Housing Courts. In December 2014, Ben, decided to leave private practice to serve the public. He currently works as the Deputy Court Administrator for Housing Court, where he works closely with the Chief Justice of the Housing Court, Timothy F. Sullivan. Ben received his Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Buffalo, a Master’s in Business Administration from Medaille College, and a Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Real Estate Law.

Additional presenters:

  • Deputy Legal Counsel, Jorge Ghazal
  • Administrative Attorney, Charles Sweeney
  • Case Manager, Keith Tan
  • Field Coordinator, Caroline Quan

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Open to attendees statewide

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Thursday, July 21st

Short Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins
  • 1:00 p.m. Meeting ends

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