- Notice to Applicants for Admission to the Massachusetts Bar: The February 2016 application for Petition for Admission to the bar is due on December 11, 2015. Applications must be received on or before the deadline stated in the application (not postmarked). Applications received after the deadline will be returned to sender. The bar exam will be administered on February 24 and 25, 2016 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02199.
- Formal Admission Ceremonies: Formal admission ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for November 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd and 24th, 2015. Applicants reported qualified for admission by the Board of Bar Examiners to the Supreme Judicial Court will receive their scheduled appearance date and time with the results from the bar examination.
Clerk for Suffolk County Departments
- Single Justice
This department is responsible for the single justice caseload, or trial court docket, of the Supreme Judicial Court.
- Attorney Services
The Attorney Services department receives and maintains petitions for admission to the Massachusetts bar, coordinates the formal admission ceremony of new attorneys, issues Certificates of Admission and Good Standing, processes applications for student practitioners and attorneys from foreign jurisdictions, applications for licensing of foreign legal consultants, attorney name changes, as well as provides certified copies of Petitions for Admission.
- Bar Docket
This department is responsible for matters filed by the Board of Bar Overseers pertaining to attorney discipline and administrative matters affecting members of the Massachusetts bar. The bar docket's administrative matters may include the appointment of a commissioner in the event of an attorney's death or disappearance, transfer of an attorney to disability inactive status, and the enforcement of a subpoena in connection with investigative proceedings before the Board of Bar Overseers.