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MWI District & Municipal Court Resource Page – Dedham District Court


Types of cases:

Summary Process


Address:
631 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Directions:

Day/Time of Mediation: Thursdays at 9:30 AM


Key People at the Court

    • Presiding Justice: Hon. Michael J. Pomarole (Acting)
    • Clerk Magistrate: Salvatore Paterna
    • Assistant Clerk: Beth Cook
    • Scheduling: Patty Blinn, Summary Process Coordinator

Forms

You will need to complete an ADR referral form, an Agreement to Participate and, if an agreement is reached, the Dedham-specific Agreement for Judgment. (This form can also be provided by the court in the Civil Clerks Office.)


Parking

Free parking is available behind the Registry of Deeds in the back of the designated parking lot.


Pre-Mediation

When entering the building you will need to go through security. Then, proceed downstairs to the Civil Clerks Office and say hi to Patty. Ask her where summary process cases will be called that day. Usually they will be heard in the First Session on the 1st Floor. Mediators sit to the right where it says, “Police Only.”


Mediation

Ask Beth which room to use for mediation. She is usually conducting a small claims session in courtroom 3. If Beth is not available, ask Clerk Magistrate Paterna.


Post-Mediation

After mediating bring the parties, with or without an agreement, back to the original session and alert the clerk if the case settled or not. If there is an agreement, the judge will review it and speak with the parties about it before signing off on it. Photocopies can then be made in the Civil Clerks Office. Walk up to the counter and ask for copies to be made.


For More Information

Please contact Marcus Stergio at mstergio@mwi.org or 617-895-4029.