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General Provisions

  • Rule 1: Effect of These Rules
  • Rule 2: Appearances
  • Rule 3: Authority to Appear
  • Rule 4: Postponement
  • Rule 5: Jurors
  • Rule 6: Peremptory Challenges of Jurors. Title effective September 1, 2017: Jury Selection
  • Rule 7: Openings: Use of Pleadings
  • Rule 8: Objections to Evidence
  • Rule 8A: Notes by Jurors
  • Rule 9: Motions and Interlocutory Matters
  • Rule 9A: Civil Motions with amendments effective September 1, 2017
  • Rule 9B: Certificates of Service
  • Rule 9C: Settlement of Discovery Disputes
  • Rule 9D: Motions for Reconsideration with amendments effective September 1, 2017
  • Rule 9E: Motions to Dismiss and Post-Trial Motions
  • Rule 10: Extra Charges by Officers
  • Rule 11: Attorney Not to Become Bail or Surety
  • Rule 12: Attorneys as Witnesses
  • Rule 13: Hospital Records
  • Rule 14: Exhibits Other than Hospital Records
  • Rule 15: Eliminating Requirement for Verification by Affidavit
  • Rule 16: Writ of Protection
  • Rule 17: Recording Devices
  • Rule 18: Costs and Terms Title effective September 1, 2017: Impoundment and Personal Identifying Information

Special Provisions for Civil Actions

  • Rule 19: Hearing in One Location, County or Region of Cases From Another
  • Rule 20: Individual Case Management and Tracking
  • Rule 21: Postponement. Costs.
  • Rule 22: Money Paid into Court
  • Rule 23: [Interlocutory Hearings, General Provision.] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 24: [Verdicts] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 25: [Application of Verdict to Counts] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 26: [Motions for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict and for New Trial. Hearing. Costs.] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 27: [Pre-Trial] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 28: Costs and Terms effective September 1, 2017
  • Rule 29: Cover Sheet; Statement as to Damages
  • Rule 30: Interrogatories
  • Rule 30A: Written Discovery
  • Rule 30B: Expert Disclosures
  • Rule 31: Consolidation of Superior Court Cases
  • Rule 32: Certain Appearances Prohibited
  • Rule 33: Continuances of Trial
  • Rule 34: Engagements of Counsel
  • Rule 35: [Certificates of Readiness and Trial Lists] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 36: [Preference on Trial Lists with Jury in Certain Counties Having More Than One Shire Town] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rules 37-42: Repealed
  • Rule 43: [Hearing in One County of Cases from Another] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 44: [Hearing in Suffolk of Cases from Other Counties] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 45: [Hearing in Hampden of Cases from Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 46: Repealed
  • Rule 47: Filing of Papers upon Judgment
  • Rule 48: [Judgments and Decrees after Default for Failure to Appear in Civil Actions] Repealed effective January 1, 2015

Special Provisions Relating to Masters, Receivers and Arbitrators

  • Rule 49: Masters
  • Rule 50: Exhibits (Master's Cases)
  • Rule 51: Receivers
  • Rule 52: [Reference to Arbitration Award; Objections and Recommittal] Repealed effective January 1, 2015

Special Provisions for Criminal Cases

  • Rule 53: Assignment of Counsel
  • Rule 54: Experts in Criminal Cases
  • Rule 55: Experts in Criminal and Delinquent Children Cases
  • Rule 56: Conditions of Probation
  • Rule 57: Term of Probation
  • Rule 58: Term of Orders for Payment
  • Rule 59: Waiver of Indictment
  • Rule 60: Plea of Not Guilty
  • Rule 61: Motions for Return of Property and to Suppress Evidence
  • Rule 61A: Motions for Post-Conviction Relief
  • Rule 62: Withdrawal of Appearance
  • Rule 63: Court Reporter in Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Rule 64: Appellate Division Procedure and Forms
  • Rule 65: Claim of Appeal
  • Rule 66: Repealed
  • Rule 67: Repealed
  • Rule 68: Arguments
  • Rule 69: Examination of Witnesses
  • Rule 70: Requests for Instructions or Rulings
  • Rule 71: Depositions - Commissions
  • Rule 72: Depositions - Manner of taking

Special Provisions for Certain Other Proceedings

  • Rule 73: [Naturalization] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 74: [Motor Vehicle Liability Policy Appeals] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 75: [Procedures in Election Petitions] Repealed effective January 1, 2015

Special Provisions for Divorce Cases

  • Rule 76: Divorce Proceedings and Proceedings for the Annulment or Affirmation of Marriage
  • Rule 77: Trial Lists of Divorce Cases in Suffolk