• Notice to Applicants for Admission to the Massachusetts Bar: The July 2015 application for Petition for Admission to the bar will be available on March 20, 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 July 29 & 30, 2015 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115.
  • Formal Admission Ceremonies: Formal admission ceremonies will be hosted on June 16th and 17th, 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.

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. The office has three departments: Single Justice, Bar Docket and Attorney Services.  

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.  

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