At the 17th annual Walk to the Hill event at the State House on January 28, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants delivered remarks to an audience of hundreds highlighting the need for increased state funding of programs that provide civil legal aid to low income Massachusetts residents in need. Click here to learn more about the event and to read Chief Justice Gants' remarks.
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 Justice Fernande R.V. Duffly to Retire
- Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis X. Spina to Retire
- Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert J. Cordy to Retire
- Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Delivers Remarks at 17th Annual Walk to the Hill Event at Massachusetts State House
- Statement from Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence on Governor's FY 2017 Budget Proposal
- Information about New Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct (effective Jan. 1, 2016)
- SJC Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Remarks at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center on December 18, 2015
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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.