The Massachusetts Trial Court will mark the opening of the newly-built Fall River Justice Center at a special event for employees, local officials, and area residents. Governor Deval Patrick and Chief Justice Marshall are among the speakers in the program hosted by Chief Justice for Administration & Management Robert A. Mulligan.
The Bristol County Superior Court and the Fall River District Court began operations in the new five-story court building in July. The spacious new courthouse features nine courtrooms, modern information technology and digital recording capability, handicapped accessibility, and secure detention areas, a jury pool and the District Attorney's Office. The building also includes a Law Library.
Construction began in October 2007 on this first courthouse constructed by the Commonwealth to incorporate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification standards into all phases of the project - site development, design, material utilization, practices and equipment.
The building was designed by Feingold Alexander + Associates and constructed by Dimeo Construction Company under the direction of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and the Massachusetts Trial Court.