See also:

Rules Governing Persons Authorized to Admit to Bail Out of Court
Superior Court Standing Orders
Guidelines for Probation Violation Proceedings in the Superior Court, effective February 1, 2016. 


General Provisions

Special Provisions for Civil Actions

  • Rule 18: Costs and Terms
  • Rule 19: Hearing in One Location, County or Region of Cases From Another
  • Rule 20: [Restraining Order. Injunction.] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • 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 Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 24: [Verdicts] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 25: [Application of Verdict to Counts] Repealed effective January 1, 2015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 Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 27: [Pre-Trial] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 28: Repealed
  • Rule 29: Cover Sheet; Statement as to Damages
  • Rule 30: Interrogatories
  • Rule 30A: Written Discovery
  • Rule 30B: Certification of 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  • Rule 35: [Certificates of Readiness and Trial Lists] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 36: [Preference on Trial Lists with Jury in Certain Counties Having More Than One Shire Town] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rules 37-42: Repealed
  • Rule 43: [Hearing in One County of Cases from Another] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 44: [Hearing in Suffolk of Cases from Other Counties] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 45: [Hearing in Hampden of Cases from Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire] Repealed effective January 1, 2015
  • Rule 46: Repealed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  • Rule 48: [Judgments and Decrees after Default for Failure to Appear in Civil Actions] Repealed effective January 1, 2015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  • Rule 52: [Reference to Arbitration Award; Objections and Recommittal] Repealed effective January 1, 2015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