Appeals Court Clerk's Office

Contact us


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


Clerk's Office (617) 921-4443
Judges' Lobby (617) 725-8085
Human Resources Department (617) 994-4155
Oral Argument Postponement or Cancellation Updates Line (617) 725-8114

The Appeals Court Clerk's Office is located in the John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston. For a map and directions to the Appeals Court, please view the John Adams Courthouse page.

About the Appeals Court Clerk's Office

The Appeals Court Clerk's Office maintains the court’s case docket, case files, and the oral arguments calendar. The Clerk’s Office can also answer questions about Appeals Court practice and procedure.  Please check out the Appeals Court Help Center to access various materials and guides. This information is provided as a public service to assist lawyers and those who decide to represent themselves in their appeals.  

If you cannot find the answers you need here, or in the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure, please feel free to call the Clerk's Office during office hours at 617-921-4443Please note the staff and Assistant Clerks at the Appeals Court Clerk’s Office are available to answer some of your procedural questions, but they do not provide legal advice.  You are responsible for doing your own legal research and for finding answers to your legal questions.

Learn more about the Appeals Court 

Appeals Court Clerk's Office Resources

Hours of Operation

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

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Patriots Day
Memorial Day
Juneteenth Independence Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Clerk's Office Staff 

Patricia Malone, Assistant Clerk

Julie Goldman, Assistant Clerk

Paul Tuttle, Assistant Clerk

Anne Thomas, Assistant Clerk

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