Lecture Series, October 29: New Developments in Professional Responsibility and Recent Ethical Issues

PLYMOUTH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION is pleased to invite you to attend a

Lecture by Attorney Joseph Berman, General Counsel,Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers:

An Overview of New Developments in Professional Responsibility and Recent Ethical Issues

 Monday, October 29, 2018, at 1:00 PM
Brockton District Court
3rd Floor Rotunda
215 Main Street, Brockton, MA

Sign up to Tour Cuba in 2019 with the PCBA

Legal Seminar and Tour of Havana, Cuba

February 27 – March 4, 2019

This trip is offered to members of the Plymouth County Bar Association and their guest.  General travel to Cuba by US citizens has been banned for almost five decades.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore a culturally rich country and learn first-hand about its legal similarities, differences and burgeoning business opportunities on a tour especially constructed for legal professionals.

Highlights include: 

Cultural city tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO world heritage site

Cigar factory tour and lecture

Classic car day trip

Judicial Reception and Lecture

Escorted walking tour and independent sight seeing

Traditionally prices increase steadily at the end of each month, therefore you must be registered by October 31st, in order to lock –in you price at $1690.00 per person (double occupancy) or $1980.00 (single occupancy).  This price includes roundtrip airfare, visas, health insurance, trip cancellation insurance, 3 nights accommodation at the historic Hotel Nacional and 2 nights accommodation at the all- inclusive Memories Hotel in famed beach resort town of Varadero.  Also included, are transfers to/from airport and hotels, breakfast daily in Havana and all meals in Varadero. 

Space is highly limited and sold out last year during its first offering.  Send the attached form and a non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person by check or money order made to Plymouth County Bar Association to reserve your spot.  Mail to:


c/o  Sonya Posey

95 Washington Street

Suite 104-195

Canton, MA 02021

For additional information, contact Sonya Posey at 202-527-9457


The Plymouth Co

Community Conversation at the Brockton Trial Court October 23, 2018

Judge Julie Bernard, Presiding Justice of Brockton Trial Court

 invites you to participate in a community conversation with:

Justice Paula Carey, Trial Court Chief Justice, 

Justice Angel Kelley, Regional Administrative Judge, Plymouth County, 

John Williams, Chief Court Administrator, 

John Laing, Chief Diversity and Experience Officer

Join us Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Brockton Trial Court,

3rd Floor Rotunda at 215 Main Street, Brockton, MA.

 Click the link below to hear part of dialogue that was televised on, “City Line” this past weekend.


Community Meeting October 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Do you want to talk about how the Massachusetts Trial Court is doing?  Click the link below


2018 Annual Golf Tournament on June 4

The Plymouth County Bar Association is hosting the 17th Annual Bob Kelly Golf Tournament.  This year’s tournament will be held at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham on Monday June 4, 2018.  The shot gun start is 12:00 p.m.  with dinner to follow.  Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m.    The tournament supports the P.C.B.A. Scholarship funds. 

ENTRY FEE:  includes golf, cart & dinner.  The entry fee is $130.00 per golfer.  Friends and Family are welcome to attend.

 To register, clink the link  golfregistration.2018 and complete the form. Send your check(s) payable to “PCBA”.  Singles and doubles will be matched with other groups.

The cost to sponsor a hole is $100.00.  If you would like to sponsor a hole, please include that information with your registration.

Plymouth County DA Grand Opening

All members of the Plymouth County Bar Association are invited to attend the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office Grand Opening on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 166 Main Street, Brockton, MA at 10:00 a.m.  See details below.                                                                                                               Grand Opening invitation

PCBA Lawyer Referral Service

The Lawyer Referral Service has temporarily been removed from our website. We are presently taking the time to retool a more efficient referral resource for our association members.  We will continue to keep you informed as this process unfolds.

GAL Category E and F update

Click the link for the memorandum regarding an update on the new process for Category E and F lists.


Brockton District Court News


Brockton District Court will begin to distribute the attached Conciliation documents at case management conferences and pretrial conferences in November:




Video-Conferencing for Criminal Cases

Brockton District Court will begin video-conferencing for criminal cases on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.. Video conferences will take place in Courtroom 10. There is a dedicated phone line in the conference room outside Courtroom 10 for confidential client communications.

On September 9th, 2016, we will be addressing defendants requests for speedy trials.

Beginning October 2016 the following cases will presumptively be scheduled for pretrial by video-conference:

Speedy trial requests first appearance date and all other dates unless there is a request for an appearance

Probable cause hearings (first date)

Custody pre-trials (first date) unless there is a request 48 hours prior for an appearance. The mittimus will be amended at arraignment to reflect video conference.

Discovery motions and compliance dates will be presumptively video conference dates unless there is a request 48 hours prior for an appearance of defendants

At this time we are scheduling Video conferences for Fridays at 11:00 a.m. and, if needed, Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.. These dates may need to change subject to both the needs of the Court and the jails. The following dates have been set aside as video conference dates:

September 9th

September 23rd

October 5th

October 13th

October 21st

October 26th; and

October 28th.