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Harrington, Edward F.

Born 1933 in Fall River, MA

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 18, 1987, to a seat vacated by Andrew A. Caffrey; Confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1988, and received commission on February 22, 1988. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2001.

College of the Holy Cross, A.B., 1955
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1960

Docket Clerk
Tracy McLaughlin 617-748-9165

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Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders


USDC Judicial Forum Survey

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    Civil Mediation

  • EFH Q1: If you have any particular practices or preferences in regard to submissions before a mediation, please describe them.
  • EFH A1: A memorandum setting forth argument and amount sought.
  • EFH Q2: Do you have a standard pre-mediation order for the parties? If so, please attach it here.
  • EFH A2: Standard Court Order
  • EFH Q3: If you have any particular practices or preferences in regard to conducting a mediation, please describe them here.
  • EFH A3: None.
  • EFH Q4: Do you require the party/parties to be present or available during a mediation?
  • EFH A4: Yes, a party with decision making authority must be present. Parties may make opening statements in open court if they so desire. Parties then meet separately with Judge in private.


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