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Daily Court Updates

Daily updates from Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Updates are posted after 4:30 p.m.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Amends e-Filing Fees to Apply Only for Initial Case Filing

Trial Court Issues Emergency Administrative Order 20-9

Boston Municipal Court Issues Standing Order 7-20

Juvenile Court Issues Standing Order 7-20

Land Court Issues Standing Order 6-20

Probate and Family Court Issues Amended Standing Order 2-20

Superior Court Issues Standing Order 7-20

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Trial Court Partners With City of Chelsea and Chelsea Collaborative to Hold Virtual Town Meeting

  • On Friday, May 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Massachusetts Trial Court, the City of Chelsea, and the Chelsea Collaborative will host a virtual town hall meeting to address concerns the Chelsea community has regarding access to the courts and to resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will start with opening remarks by Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey, followed by a panel presentation and public question and answer session. The panel will include: Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino; Chelsea District Court First Justice Matthew Machera; Probate and Family Court Deputy Court Administrator Linda Medonis; Chief Probation Officer Carmen Gomez; Acting Director of Support Services Sybil Martin; and Court Service Center Circuit Manager Jorge Colon. Other panelists will include a doctor, police officer, legal aid attorney, and assistant district attorney.

    The session will include both Spanish and English speakers and be livestreamed online at:

Housing Court Issues Amended Standing Order 5-20

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Two Orders, Press Release Regarding State Court Operations in June During the Pandemic

The SJC today issued the following:

Appeals Court Issues Administrative Orders

Monday, May 25, 2020

No new updates today.

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