Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey solicits comments on amendments to Rule 5(b) of Trial Court Rule XIV Public Access to Court Records.
Trial Court Rule XIV was approved by the Supreme Judicial Court effective November 1, 2016. The purpose of Rule XIV is to “provide public access to court records and information while protecting the security and privacy of litigants and non-litigants.”
Rule XIV, linked here, consists of six separate rules identified as: Scope and Definition, Access to Court Records in a Courthouse, Requests for Compiled Data, Requests for Bulk Data, Remote Access to Electronic Court Records and Correction of Clerical Error in Electronic Docket entry. The Rule also includes an Addendum of Records Excluded from Public Access.