Appeals Court

The Appeals Court is the Commonwealth's intermediate appellate court.

Contact Us


John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Room 1200, Boston, MA 02108


Clerk's Office (617) 725-8106

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for legal holidays.

Judges' Lobby (617) 725-8085
Human Resources Department (617) 723-1533
Oral Argument Postponement or Cancellation Updates Line (617) 725-8114

Who we serve

The Appeals Court is a court of general appellate jurisdiction, which means that the justices review decisions that the trial judges from the several Departments of the Trial Court have already made in many different kinds of cases. The Appeals Court also has jurisdiction over appeals from final decisions of three State agencies: the Appellate Tax Board, the Industrial Accident Board and the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board. The Appeals Court consists of a chief justice and twenty-four associate justices.

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