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News Housing Court to Expand eFiling to all Civil Cases

8/13/2020
  • Housing Court
  • Executive Office of the Trial Court
  • Massachusetts Court System

Media Contact for Housing Court to Expand eFiling to all Civil Cases

Jennifer Donahue and Erika Gully-Santiago

The Housing Court Department today announced that starting on Monday, August 17, 2020, it will expand eFiling to all civil cases on a permissive basis for attorneys and self-represented litigants. All filings of civil case types may be done by eFiling, though they will still be accepted in person and via mail.

“The expansion of electronic filing to include all civil cases is part of a continuous effort by the Trial Court to expand our electronic, eFiling and remote capabilities across all departments. This is both part of our mission to facilitate more efficient document filing and also to expand virtual operations and reduce courthouse visits to ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff during the pandemic,” said Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Trial Court Administrator Jonathan S. Williams.

Information and materials for attorneys and pro se litigants can be found on the Housing Court eFiling page.

Media Contact for Housing Court to Expand eFiling to all Civil Cases

Housing Court 

Summary Process, Small Claims and Supplementary process matters are now available for eFiling. Efiling for Civil cases will be introduced on August 17, 2020. For more information, please see the section below titled ‘eFiling in the Housing Court’.

Executive Office of the Trial Court 

The Executive Office of the Trial Court facilitates communication and enables joint leadership of the Trial Court by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and the Court Administrator.

Massachusetts Court System 

The Massachusetts court system consists of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the Executive Office of the Trial Court, the 7 Trial Court departments, the Massachusetts Probation Service, and the Office of Jury Commissioner.
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