Worcester Virtual Meeting Wed May 13: eFiling Essential Evictions in Housing Court

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05/13/2020 6:30 PM - 05/13/2020 8:00 PM

New May 7: We will pivot the topic to focus primarily on Housing Court Standing Order 5-20, which implements the Eviction Moratorium passed April 20:

  • What are Housing Court Standing Orders?
  • What does Standing Order 5-20 say?
  • Which evictions may not be filed or advanced?
  • What might constitute an essential eviction that can still be filed?
  • If one has a case that should still be filed:
    • Where does one go?
    • What is the required Affidavit of Compliance?
    • What is the required Affidavit for Cause?
  • "Normally I would file 'no fault'." What kind of evidence do I need to gather?
  • Is it a good idea to hire an attorney? Spoiler alert: yes.

This will be a procedural presentation. We will not be giving advice particular to your situation. We will not discuss whether the eviction moratorium should have passed, or how some are trying to cope with it. Note that eFiling in the Housing Court became mandatory for attorneys and parties represented by attorneys effective January 27, 2020, not a moment too soon for a time when in-person communication may be dangerous. You can still file a limited number of cases, but the rules have changed dramatically for which cases may be filed and how.

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eFiling Essential Evictions in Housing Court

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Wednesday, May 13th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 6:30pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 7:05pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
  • 7:10pm eFiling Essential Evictions in Housing Court
  • 8:00pm Virtual meeting ends


Virtual Meeting and Webinar Replacement

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this event series is being replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the normal event time. Please do not go to the physical event location. If you require assistance using webinar or virtual meeting technology, please contact us at 774-314-1896 or hello@masslandlords.net a day or two prior to the event. We can send instructions in time for you to participate.

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Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

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