Superior Court
The Superior Court is a statewide court of general jurisdiction - handling both criminal and civil actions.  The court’s 82 justices sit in 20 courthouses in all 14 counties of the Commonwealth.  The Superior Court has original jurisdiction in civil actions over $25,000, and in matters where equitable relief is sought.  It also has original jurisdiction in actions including labor disputes where injunctive relief is sought, has exclusive authority to convene medical malpractice tribunals, has appellate jurisdiction over certain administrative proceedings, and may hold sittings for naturalization in any city or town.  The court has exclusive original jurisdiction of first degree murder cases and original jurisdiction of all other crimes.

Bristol County Superior Court Implements Masscourts - Effective June 9th, 2014

Please be advised that on Monday June 9th, the Superior Court of Bristol County (Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton) began to use Masscourts for all court business, civil and criminal. Read More