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Zobel, Rya W.

Born 1931 in Zwickau, Germany

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

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 25, 1979, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629; Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission on March 23, 1979.

Radcliffe College, A.B., 1953
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1956

Judicial Assistant Lisa Pezzarossi
Clerk's Office
Courtroom Clerk Lisa Urso 617-748-9187
Docket Clerk Haley Currie 617-748-9275
Court Reporter Linda Walsh

Courtroom Technology
Contact the courtroom clerk regarding use of this equipment.

The courtroom is equipped with a fully integrated evidence presentation system with 15" viewing monitors for each attorney table, the witness, the Judge and their staff, and a 40" or 50" plasma for the gallery. The jury box also has 15" monitors built into the front and back rows of the jury box, one for every two jurors. Evidence being displayed from any source can be annotated from the witness, lectern, and Judges monitors. All attorney tables have the ability to connect both audio and video from a computer through a standard VGA port [laptop/desktop and even Mac/Apple if you have the VGA adapter]. In addition, there are two computer audio and video inputs located at the lectern location. Also at the lectern, is a document camera for displaying physical evidence that is not electronic and a VCR/DVD combo unit. Portable video conferencing equipment can be brought in upon request for remote appearances.

Internet access is available upon request and with the consent of the presiding Judge. Click here for more information.

Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders

Standing Order Re: Motion for Protective Order

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