New Impoundment Rule for Trial Court Now in Effect

Probate and family law lawyers should be aware that a new impoundment rule for Trial Court went into effect on October 1, 2015. 

Details and a procedural handbook can be found at:

As written, Rule 13(b) of the Trial Court Impoundment Rules would require that the filer of a document file a notice to the clerk that the document contains impounded information even if the information or document is impounded by statute, court rule, standing order or case law.  The Probate and Family Court has promulgated a Standing Order which provides that the filer of certain documents, listed in the Standing Order, is exempt from filing the Rule 15(b) notice.  Please review the Standing Order for the list of documents.