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Obtain copies of records pertaining to the management, supervision, or administration of courts and offices within the judicial branch.

Judicial Branch Administrative Records

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What are administrative records?

Administrative records are records pertaining to the management, supervision, or administration of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, or the Trial Court, including any court department under the direction of the Trial Court, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, the Office of Jury Commissioner, or the office of any Court Clerk.  They are different from court records, which are records filed in the clerks' offices in connection with a case or proceeding.  In contrast with court records, which with certain exceptions are presumptively open to the public under the common law, the courts' administrative records are not presumptively public under common law and are not covered by the Commonwealth's public records law.  Nonetheless, requests for access to such records will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Fees for Request administrative records

A reasonable fee for personnel time needed to comply with a request (not to exceed $25 per hour and not to be charged for the first 4 hours work) and for copies (not to exceed 5 cents per page for standard black and white paper copies or printouts) may be charged.   

How to request Request administrative records

Requests for administrative records of the courts should be made in writing, describe the records requested, and be directed via email to:

AdminRecordReq@jud.state.ma.us

The following designated record access officers will receive the request and follow up within the appropriate organization:

Court Record Access Officer
Supreme Judicial Court  Jennifer Donahue, Public Information Office
Appeals Court Gilbert P. Lima Jr., Appeals Court
Trial Court Mary F. Rafferty, Executive Office of the Trial Court

Requests for administrative records of the courts should be made in writing, describe the records requested, and be directed via U.S. mail to the appropriate record access officer at: 

John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, MA  02108

The following designated record access officers will receive the request and follow up within the appropriate organization:

Court Record Access Officer
Supreme Judicial Court  Jennifer Donahue, Public Information Office
Appeals Court Gilbert P. Lima Jr., Appeals Court
Trial Court Mary F. Rafferty, Executive Office of the Trial Court

Contact for Request administrative records

Address
John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Sq, Boston, MA 02108

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