News & Events

Virtual Notarization, Witnessing & Signing:
Massachusetts enacted “An Act providing for virtual notarization to address challenges related to COVID-19” on April 23, 2020, becoming the 45th U.S. State to permit virtual notarization. The Act amends Chapter 222 of the General Laws, by adding videoconferencing capabilities for signing certain legal documents, including estate planning and real estate documents, during the Governor’s COVID-19 Pandemic State of Emergency (once signed by Governor Baker).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact:
The Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) Ordered courthouses state-wide to be closed to the public, and only conduct business on emergency matters until June 1st at the earliest (previously until May 4th, and before that closed entirely on March 16th and 17th). The Probate & Family Court issued Standing Order 2-20 regarding what constitutes an “emergency” for matters coming before it.

Daily updates are posted here.

Continuing Legal Education “CLE”, Legal Clinics & Seminars:
Attorney Younger will be presenting at the following CLE courses in 2020:

Free Legal Clinic (Beverly Council on Aging) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM:
  • March 27, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • June 26, 2020
  • September 25, 2020
  • December 18, 2020
To register for the Legal Clinic, please call: 978-921-6062.

Estate Planning Symposium (MCLE) Case & Legislation Update
  • June, 2020 (TBD)

Virtual Notarization During COVID-19 (Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Council)

  • April 2020 (On Demand)
Estate Planning During COVID-19 (RBC Wealth Management)
  • May 2020 (TBD)