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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 are no employment opportunities at the Supreme Judicial Court at this time. 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 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.

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 email or leave a voicemail for the Office of Court Interpreters at 617-878-0343.

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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