Court Case Information
Are you an attorney or self-represented litigant checking the status of your case? Are you a member of the media or general public interested in a particular court case and want to know when it might be heard or the decision rendered? Or perhaps you want to know which justices in the Appeals Court are scheduled to hear oral arguments in a certain appeal. Here you will discover the kind of court case information that is available online.
Reported decisions of both the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court are available to the public on the day of release through publishers who are not directly associated with the Judicial Branch. To search for decisions or sign up to receive e-mail notification of recently released appellate opinions, visit the Reporter of Decisions Office of the Reporter of Decisions website.
Rules of Conduct
Within these pages you can explore court rules that govern the professional and ethical conduct of judges and certain other court officials and search for related advisory ethics opinions .
In preparing for your court case, you may want to consult the latest version of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence and relevant court rules, guidelines and standing orders . We also suggest you check here from time to time for announcements related to requests for SJC amicus briefs and invitations to comment on proposed rule changes .