Court Job Postings
Trial Court and Appeals Court
To apply for a position within the Trial Court or Appeals Court, a candidate must apply online through our online applicant tracking software during the posting period and submit the online application no later than the end of the day on the closing date of the posting. To see more information about current job openings in the Trial Court and Appeals Court, visit the Trial Court and Appeals Court Employment Page.
Supreme Judicial Court
To be considered for any position at the Supreme Judicial Court, applicants must send a resume with a completed Application for Employment with Addendum .
There are no employment opportunities at the Supreme Judicial Court at this time. Click here to view job opportunities in the Massachusetts Court System.
Probation Officer Entrance Exam – Save the Date
The Massachusetts Trial Court is pleased to announce we will be holding an Entrance Exam for the position of Probation Officer on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Candidates should expect to be available from 8:30-1:30 on the day of the exam. The exact time to report, position requirements, exam requirements, and more information will be available in the coming weeks.
Anyone wishing to be a Probation Officer with the Massachusetts Trial Court must take and pass this exam.
Registration will open in January 2017.
Please watch the Massachusetts Trial Court Employment page at http://www.mass.gov/courts/jobs for more information regarding registration and requirements for the position of Probation Officer.
Judgeships & Clerk-Magistrate Positions
Law clerks are law school graduates who assist one or more justices with research and writing responsibilities. The Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court hire law clerks for a specified period of time and each court has its own application process.
Check here for information about the availability of Law Clerk positions and application process.
Supreme Judicial Court
The Supreme Judicial Court will begin accepting applications for law clerk positions on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, for the court term that begins on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, and ends on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, September 23, 2016. The Supreme Judicial Court expects to have fourteen openings for law clerks in the 2017 - 2018 court year. To view application requirements and to find out more information about what the position entails, click here. Frequently asked questions about the position are available here.
Beginning August 14, 2015 the court will accept applications for the 2016-2017 court year. Learn more.
Law Clerk positions in the various Trial Court departments are posted at different times throughout the year. Please be sure to check the Trial Court Employment page for open positions.
The Judicial Nominating Committee posts vacancy lists on the Judicial Vacancies web page including:
For information and updates about judicial vacancies, applications, and instructions, visit the Judicial Nominating Commission section of the Governor website.
At times, each court posts openings for internship positions. Check here if you are interested in being considered for an internship or want information about internship opportunities. Learn more
Court Interpreter Positions
For information about Contract & Per Diem positions, please email email@example.com or leave a voicemail for the Office of Court Interpreters at 617-878-0343.
The Human Resources Department provides assistance to Trial Court employees in addressing the employment issues that affect today's work environment. Learn More