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Guide Court system response to COVID-19

News and information on actions being taken by Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Table of Contents

What to know before visiting a courthouse

Daily court updates

Daily updates from Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Court Contact Info & Overview of COVID-19 Response

Courthouse closures

Press releases and announcements

Frequently asked questions

COVID-19 helpful video resources

Domestic and Sexual Violence

Find COVID-19 resources for Abuse Protection Orders (209A) and Harassment Prevention Orders (258E). 

Well-being and Technical Assistance for Lawyers

The SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being is currently focused on the immediate needs of lawyers, law students, and legal professionals as a result of COVID-19. The Committee has launched a website to provide well-being resources to the legal community to help manage stress during this period of time, which includes resources on technology. The Committee has launched a technology helpline (TechLine) to provide live one-on-one assistance.

The mission of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL) is to promote well-being and resilience in the legal community, improve lives, nurture competence, and elevate the standing of the legal profession. In response to COVID-19, LCL has compiled various resources for lawyers, law students, and judges. Topics include staying balanced, maintaining mental health, and working remotely as a lawyer during the pandemic. 

Trial Court Help Line

Get general court information through the Trial Court Help Line

The Trial Court has established a Help Line that the public can call to ask general questions about their civil and criminal cases and help them navigate the court system.

Supreme Judicial Court

Frequently Asked Questions

Orders and Announcements

Click here to see all Supreme Judicial Court Orders

Appeals Court

Trial Court Administrative Orders

Boston Municipal Court

District Court

Housing Court

Juvenile Court

Land Court

Probate and Family Court

Superior Court

Trial Court Security Department Directives & Guidance

A collection of Trial Court Security Department directives and guidance related to health and safety measures taken by the courts due to COVID-19.

Massachusetts Probation Service

Office of Jury Commissioner

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