Learn about eDelivery in the Trial Court

Are you interested in learning more about the Trial Court's eDelivery initiative? Learn more here.

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Overview

eDelivery is a new initiative launched by the Trial Court on January 11, 2021.

As part of the Trial Court’s effort to innovate and streamline services to improve accessibility for court users, the court is launching eDelivery for the electronic distribution of documents and notices to attorneys. This new initiative is part of a larger effort to digitize court operations and transition over time to a paperless environment. eDelivery means that certain court-related correspondence and documents will be emailed to attorneys, rather than sent in paper through the mail.

What does eDelivery mean for attorneys? 

  1. All notices and forms that are enabled for eDelivery by the Trial Court will be emailed to you. You will no longer receive paper copies of these notices and forms.
  2. You will continue to receive paper copies of any correspondence from the Trial Court that has not been enabled for eDelivery.
  3. eDelivery only applies to Trial Court matters. Notices and documents from the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court will continue to be provided in the manner established by those courts.
  4. You are automatically enrolled in the eDelivery system. If you would like to opt-out and receive all Trial Court notices and documents via paper copy, please follow the prompts in the email you received.
  5. For a list of the notices and forms that are enabled for eDelivery, please see below.

Who can receive eDelivered documents?

Attorneys of record are automatically enrolled in eDelivery. If you are an attorney and wish to opt-out, please follow the prompts in the email you received.

At this time, eDelivery is only for attorneys. We hope to enable parties to also receive eDelivered documents and notices in a future phase.

Which documents are eDeliverable right now?

To see a complete list of currently available documents and notices, please see the page eDeliverable court documents.

How do I opt-out or opt-in to eDelivery?

As an active member of the Massachusetts Bar, you should have received an email from the Trial Court explaining eDelivery. Please refer to that email for opt-out instructions.

  • If you have previously opted-out and would like to opt-in, please email ecourts@jud.state.ma.us from your BBO email address. You will then receive an email back to confirm your request. Opting-in may take up to 48-72 hours to take effect.

How do I change my BBO email address?

The eDelivery system relies exclusively on your BBO email address as your eDelivery address. If you would like to change your BBO email address, please visit the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers website

How do I whitelist an email address?

We will be sending eDeliverable documents from edelivery-noreply@jud.state.ma.us and Trial Court communications from ecourts@jud.state.ma.us. Please whitelist both email addresses in your mail client. We have included information for Gmail and outlook below.

For Gmail, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Gmail at gmail.com
  2. Click the gear icon in the top-right, and select Settings.
  3. Click on See All Settings
  4. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab. 
  5. Click Create at New Filter at the bottom of the page
  6. In the pop-up window, enter the email address you want whitelisted in the From field.
    • If you want a whole domain whitelisted, you can just enter the domain (ie, "@example.com").
  7. Click Create filter.
  8. Check "Never send it to Spam".
  9. Click Create filter.

For outlook, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign into Office 365.
  2. Choose Outlook.
  3. At the top of the page, select Settings > Mail.
  4. Select Mail > Junk email
  5. In the Safe senders and domains section, click the +Add button
  6. Enter the email address(es) you would like to add to the Safe sender list
    • To mark a particular domain as safe, such as all addresses that end in @jud.state.ma.us, enter @jud.state.ma.us in the text box
  7. Select Save to save your changes.

Who do I contact if I did not receive an eDeliverable document?

If you are having trouble locating documents that have been eDelivered, please contact the individual court location. For a list of court locations and contact information, please visit the Courthouse Locator

Communications archive

Below please find communications sent to active attorneys in regard to eDelivery.

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