Who we serve
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 617-725-8106. Please note, however, that the Clerk's Office staff does not offer legal advice and the assistance provided at the counter, on the phone, or through the online Help Center is not a substitute for legal advice.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for the following legal holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Clerk's Office Staff
Joseph Stanton, Clerk
Lena Wong, First Assistant Clerk
Patricia Malone, Assistant Clerk
Julie Goldman, Assistant Clerk
Paul Tuttle, Assistant Clerk
Anne Thomas, Assistant Clerk
Patricia Ryle, Deputy Clerk for Case Processing and Scheduling
Nancy Martins, Office Manager
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.
PLEASE NOTE: The office does not communicate by e-mail. Questions concerning appellate procedure should be directed to the Clerk's Office. E-mail inquiries concerning appellate procedure will not receive a response from the Clerk's Office or the Webmaster.
Biography of Clerk Joseph Stanton
To read the biography of Clerk Joseph Stanton, click here.
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