In a ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston on October 28, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine S. Hines (center) presented the annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards to three attorneys and a recent law school graduate in recognition of distinguished service and outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services for those in need. Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis X. Spina presented certificates to those on the SJC's Pro Bono Honor Roll for calendar year 2014. Click here to learn more about the Pro Bono Publico Awards ceremony.
The Supreme Judicial Court is the Commonwealth's highest appellate court. It consists of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices. The seven Justices hear appeals on a broad range of criminal and civil cases from September through May and issue written opinions that are posted online. Learn more about the Court.
News & Announcements
- Job Opportunity - SJC Deputy Legal Counsel (Nov. 18, 2015)
- Amicus Announcements Posted (Nov. 18, 2015)
- Supreme Judicial Court Announces New Jury Instructions on Eyewitness Identification
- Supreme Judicial Court to Host Magna Carta Exhibit on 800th Anniversary
- Notice from the Clerk for the Commonwealth: Electronic Filing Pilot
- Job Opportunity - SJC Part-Time Director of Education and Public Programs (Oct. 28, 2015)
- Supreme Judicial Court Announces Adoption of New Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct
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Supreme Judicial Court Offices
- Clerk's Office for the Commonwealth
The Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth maintains the docket and calendar for the Supreme Judicial Court full bench, attends sessions of the full court, maintains the docket, processes pertinent filings, serves as the court's liaison to parties or their counsel and is the keeper of the records.
- Clerk's Office for The County of Suffolk
The Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk is primarily responsible for the single justice caseload of the Supreme Judicial Court, matters filed by the Board of Bar Overseers pertaining to attorney discipline and administrative matters affecting members of the bar, and matters relating to admission to the Bar and the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Office of the Reporter of Decisions
The Office of the Reporter of Decisions publishes and maintains the official written opinions of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court.
- Public Information Office
The Public Information Office of the Supreme Judicial Court is the central communications office for media and public inquiries and requests concerning the Massachusetts judicial branch.