Rules of Court

Not all Massachusetts Rules of Court are available online in their entirety. Efforts have been taken to ensure accuracy in all rules contained on this website. 

If there are discrepancies between the electronic versions of the rules found on this website and the official print versions that appear in a volume such as Massachusetts Reports, the print version should be considered authoritative.

Rules of Civil Procedure
Rules of Criminal Procedure
Rules of Appellate Procedure
Rules and Orders of the Supreme Judicial Court
Appeals Court Rules and Orders

The following are available through the Trial Court Law Libraries :

Massachusetts Trial Court: Uniform Rules and Procedures

Superior Court Rules, Standing Orders and Directives

District/Municipal Court

Probate and Family Court

Housing Court

Juvenile Court

Land Court

Dispute Resolution

Jury Commissioner

Other Massachusetts Courts