On Wednesday, November 8, the following courthouses will hold This Is Your Court Day open house tours and events:

Barnstable

The Barnstable Trial Court on 3195 Main Street will hold a This Is Your Court Day open house on November 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The open house will feature five brief presentations by each of Barnstable’s Trial Court Departments. Representatives from the District Attorney’s office, the Law Library, and various agencies and organizations will also be on hand to share how they serve the public. There will be a brief question and answer session following the presentations and court personnel will offer tours of the court complex. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Linda Larkin at linda.larkin@jud.state.ma.us or 508-375-6722.

Boston

Suffolk County seniors are invited to visit Boston’s historic John Adams Courthouse in Pemberton Square from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on November 8 for a special This Is Your Court Day open house. Visitors will be welcomed by the Trial Court Color Guard’s “posting the colors” and a rendition of the national anthem in the Supreme Judicial Court's Seven Justice courtroom. Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants and Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey will offer brief remarks, followed by presentations from the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. Guests will tour the courthouse and visit informational tables in the Great Hall on court-related topics for seniors such as guardianship and custody, jury service, elder abuse, and tax liens. Local students will close the program with some multicultural musical inspiration. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP please call 617-994-4100. 

Brockton

The Brockton Trial Court on 215 Main Street will hold This Is Your Court Day activities and open house on Wednesday, November 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All five divisions of the Trial Court: Superior, District, Housing, Probate and Family, and Juvenile Court Departments look forward to greeting members of the public and providing information about their functions and services. Visitors will be able to view courtrooms and see the legal system at work, as well as visit the Clerks Offices of the various court divisions. Legal service agencies and organizations will also be available to provide information about the assistance they deliver to the public. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Michael Darche at Michael.Darche@jud.state.ma.us or 508-631-1503.

Fall River

The Fall River Justice Center, located at 186 South Main Street, will hold a This Is Your Court Day open house on November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Two of the five divisions of the Trial Court, the Superior and District will be showcased at this location and at 289 Rock Street, Fall River the other three divisions, Housing, Probate and Juvenile Court, will host an open house and activities from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Each division will have personnel available to greet members of the public and provide information about their functions and services followed by a Q&A session. Visitors will have access to the daily court events in the District Court and Housing Court and are welcome to observe. The Juvenile Court is a closed session and the public will not have access, however will have an opportunity to interact and engage personnel from that division. For further more or to RSVP, please contact Mark Costa at mark.costa@jud.state.ma.us or 508-491-3257. 

Lawrence

The Fenton Judicial Center, located 2 Appleton Street in Lawrence looks forward to greeting the community at its first This is Your Court Day on November 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be presentations by the Court Service Center, Law Library, Probation Departments, and the Superior, District, Housing, Probate and Family, Specialty and Juvenile Courts. There will also be information on the history of the Fenton Judicial Center. We look forward to greeting members of the public and providing information about the courts’ functions and services. Visitors will be able to view courtrooms and see the legal system at work, as well as visit the Clerks' Offices of the various court divisions. There will also be a special presentation by the Superior Court explaining jury duty and the role of jurors. Legal service agencies and organizations will also be available to provide information on the assistance they deliver to the public. The event is free and open to the community. For more information or to RSVP please email Sandra Delgado at sandra.delgado@jud.state.ma.us or Maria Abascal at maria.abascal@jud.state.ma.us.

Salem

The J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center, located at 56 Federal Street in Salem will hold This is Your Court Day on November 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All are welcome for tours of the Ruane and Probate & Family Court courthouses and the historic law library to learn about the various court departments and what they each do, the services available to families, probationers and litigants, and to hear from judges and court employees and learn about their work. There will also be information on the history of the Ruane Judicial Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how the Ruane and Probate & Family Court courthouses impact your daily lives. There will be a special recognition at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom A on the 1st Floor of the Essex County Bar Association Advocates, the 2017 recipients of the American Bar Association’s Harrison Tweed Award. The event is free and open to the community, we hope you will attend, and look forward to seeing you there. For more information or to RSVP please email Benjamin Adeyinka at benjamin.adeyinka@jud.state.ma.us or Yenny Hornedo yenny.hornedo@jud.state.ma.us.

Springfield

The Hampden County Hall of Justice on 50 State Street in Springfield will hold This is Your Court Day on November 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Five departments of the Trial Court: Superior Court, District Court, Probate and Family Court, Housing Court and Juvenile Court will host an open house for the public. Representatives from each court department will be available to discuss the important services the judicial branch provides to the public. Organizations which provide support to the courts will also be available to provide information on the services they deliver to the public. Please join us for This is Your Court Day. Please email Judge Mark Mason at mark.mason@jud.state.ma.us for more information.

Worcester

The Worcester Trial Court, 225 Main Street, Worcester, will hold This Is Your Court Day activities and open house on November 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All five divisions of the Trial Court: Superior, District, Housing, Probate and Family, and Juvenile Courts look forward to greeting members of the public and providing information about their functions and services. Visitors will be able to view courtrooms and see the legal system at work, as well as visit the Clerks' Offices of the various court divisions. Legal service agencies and organizations will also be available to provide information on the assistance and services they deliver to the public. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Judge Gavin Reardon at gavin.reardon@jud.state.ma.us.