The Trial Court of Massachusetts, District Court Department recently announced promulgation of recommendations of the Supreme Judicial Court Working Group on jury waiver. As of February 18, 2015, the Lawrence District Court will require use of new Pretrial Conference Report forms incorporating the changes. All existing Pretrial Conference Report forms should be discarded as of that date.
For additional information about the recommendations regarding jury waiver, see the memo from Hon. Paul C. Dawley, Chief Justice explaining the changes. The new Pretrial Conference Report form and Motion Pursuant to Rule 19(a) for Relief from Election of Jury or Jury-Waived Trial can also be downloaded from the District Court Forms page.