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Trial Court and Appeals Court positions are posted for a period of at least 10 business days if External Postings, and 5 to 10 business days for Internal Postings. 

Apply Online
Detailed job descriptions for open vacant positions are available by clicking on the link below as well as at the Office of Court Management, which is located at: Two Center Plaza, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02108.

To apply for a position within the Trial Court or Appeals Court, a candidate must apply online through our online applicant tracking service during the posting period. The online application must be submitted no later than the end of the day on the closing date of the posting. 

Residency Requirement
Consistent with state law (Ch. 478, s. 328 of the Acts of 1978), only persons who are residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may serve as officers in or as employees of the Judicial branch.

There are no job opportunities at the Supreme Judicial Court at this time.

Please see other employment opportunities to apply for jobs in the Massachusetts Trial Court.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at if you need additional information.

The Massachusetts Judicial Branch is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

For information on Judgeships or Clerk-Magistrate positions, please visit the Judicial Nominating Commission website at