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The Housing Court Department has jurisdiction over civil and criminal actions, including equitable relief, which involve the health, safety, or welfare of the occupants or owners of residential housing. The Court hears summary process (eviction) cases, small claims cases, and civil actions involving personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, discrimination, and other claims. The Housing Court also hears code enforcement actions and appeals of local zoning board decisions that affect residential housing. The Housing Court has 10 judges authorized to serve its five divisions – Boston, Northeast, Southeast, Western and Worcester – and conducts satellite sessions in 20 locations every week.

SJC Committee Seeks Attorney Response in the Counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes and Nantucket

The SJC's  program to evaluate and enhance judicial performance is sending questionnaires via email to attorneys who practice before all Trial Court departments in the counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes and Nantucket. The evaluations period ends on March 31, 2015. Lawyers interested in learning more, or who wish to get a copy of the questionnaire, should click on the "read more" link below.

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