The John Adams Courthouse is available for use to public agencies as well as educational, civic and other private non-profit entities, for events that have as their primary purpose enhancement of the legal profession, or education about or improvement of the law, legal system, or the administration of Justice. Events held in the John Adams Courthouse must be educational or civic in purpose and not a personal, political, commercial or fundraising event.

To request use of conference locations in the John Adams Courthouse:
To request use of the Supreme Judicial Court's Second Floor Conference Suite, the Great Hall, or the Holmes Courtroom (see room descriptions), please complete the Reservation Request Form and fax it to Blanca Tosado at 617-557-1052. All requests are subject to approval and must meet the building use requirements described above.

If you would like to check availability of conference locations or have questions, please contact Blanca Tosado at

For information scheduling a tour of the John Adams Courthouse, please call the Supreme Judicial Court Public Information Office at 617-557-1114.

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