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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 pdf format of Application for Employment with Addendum

There is one part-time job opportunity at the Supreme Judicial Court for a Director of Education and Public Programs (posted October 28, 2015). 

There is a job opportunity at the Supreme Judicial Court for a Deputy Legal Counsel (posted November 18, 2015)

There is one job opportunity at the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee for an Advocate (posted November 25, 2015)

There is one job opportunity at the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee for an Intake Assistant (posted November 25, 2015)

Click here to view job opportunities in the Massachusetts Court System.

Judgeships & Clerk-Magistrate Positions

The Judicial Nominating Commission provides information about Judgeships and Clerk-Magistrate positions. Please visit .

Judicial Clerkships

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 June 1, 2015, for the court term that begins on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, and ends on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The hiring season will end on September 25, 2015. To view application requirements and to find out more information about what the position entails, click here.

Appeals Court
Beginning August 14, 2015 the court will accept applications for the 2016-2017 court year.  Learn more.

Trial Court
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.

Judicial Vacancies

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 call the Office of Court Interpreters Hotline at 617-878-0453.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides assistance to Trial Court employees in addressing the employment issues that affect today's work environment.  Learn More