On July 28, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants (center front) met with high school students participating in this year's Supreme Judicial Court Judicial Youth Corps program. Chief Justice Gants talked about his experiences as a lawyer and a judge, the judicial branch and the role of the appellate courts within the judicial branch of government.
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
- Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Delivers State of the Judiciary Speech
- Supreme Judicial Court Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Judicial Youth Corps Program
- The Honorable Roderick L. Ireland Portrait Unveiled at Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
- Pro Bono Honor Roll Certification Materials for Law Students for Calendar Year 2015 Now Available
- New SJC Rule 3:10, Statement from the Justices and Description of Major Revisions (Effective November 1, 2016)
- Notice: Adoption of Uniform Bar Examination
- Pro Bono Honor Roll materials for calendar year 2015 now available
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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.