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I am plaintiff, superior court, civil, massachusetts I am

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I am plaintiff, superior court, civil, massachusetts

I am pro se and have been called to my first appearance; motion to dismiss and status conference. Can I hand the judge a 2-3 page powerpoint outline to follow my argument? How much time will I have? This case is all about documents where the devil is in the detail. Will he have read the 9A package beforehand? I plan to address only the key points orally. Can I refer the judge to exhibits?
Thank you for your question I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

If you were served a motion to dismiss under 9a, you must file a written objection to the motion to dismiss and explain your reasons in that motion as to why the case should not be dismissed. The judge will not review any powerpoint presentations I am afraid, only the motion to dismiss and your written objection to the motion. You can attach your documentary evidence to the objection as exhibits to support your grounds why the case should not be dismissed and that is how you refer the judge to your exhibits.

He will have read the motion to dismiss and your objection if you file it. Generally, these conferences last only 15 minutes or less, so this is why you must submit your written objection because a judge is not going to give you much time for orally arguing your points.



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