Lawrence Probate and Family Court


2 Appleton St., Lawrence, MA 01840


Register’s Office (978) 686-9692
Probation Department (978) 744-1020


Register's Office (978) 687-3694
Probation Department (978) 741-5732

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The Details


The Essex Probate and Family Court in Lawrence serves all cities and towns of Essex County.


Monday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Please note that the Registry is closed from 1:00 - 2:00 daily


There are two paid parking lots near the courthouse as well as one paid garage adjacent to the courthouse and some local meter parking.

Public Transportation

The court session in Lawrence is located at the Fenton Judicial Center. It is accessible by the Haverhill line of the MBTA. The closest station to the courthouse is the Lawrence Station stop, which is approximately 1/2 of a mile from the courthouse. Buses are also available through the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority.


If you received documents from the Courts or a third party, please check the documents to find that office or department. Otherwise, contact one of the ADA Coordinators below.


Jurors Only

Please call for details at 1-800-THE-JURY (1-800-843-5879).


No cell phones, or other electronic devices, including:

  • laptop or notebook computers,
  • computer tablets,
  • smartphones,
  • bluetooth and other similar devices.

(Exceptions: Employees, Police, Attorneys and Jurors)

If a specific location has more detailed information, include it.

Using cameras and electronic devices

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Judge's Lobby

Hon. Jennifer Rivera-Ulwick, First Justice

Register's Office

Pamela A. Casey O’Brien, Register

Probation Department

Brian Monaghan, Chief Probation Officer


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