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Rules and standing orders that govern practice before the District Court.
Learn about the Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division and its proceedings.
Find forms, fees and guidance for proceedings in the District Court
If you cannot pay for court fees and costs, you may be able to have the state pay for them.
Small claims courts provide a simple, informal and inexpensive option for resolving cases where the claim is $7,000 or less.
An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), also known as a red flag law, is an order from a judge that suspends a person’s license to possess or carry a gun.
Find out what a Section 35 petition is, who can request one, who is eligible for one, and what treatment is like.
Various fees are charged depending on procedures you file in specific courts.
Find out what you should do if you get a traffic ticket and what the court process is like.
Learn about how to make online payments in the courts using ePay.
Find guidance and information to help you understand more about the criminal court process and criminal cases. This information can't replace advice from an attorney.
A resource of information if you are considering representing yourself in a civil case in a Massachusetts trial court.
Find out which courts serve your city or town.
Find out what you need to do if you get a ticket for a non-criminal infraction or violation.
The Massachusetts Trial Court offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to help parties settle cases without a trial.
Interpreters looking to work with the Trial Court Office of Language Access (OLA) must understand the organization's expected ethical standards. Find out what the application process and requirements are to become a court interpreter.
Learn more about the Office of Language Access (OLA) here.
Learn how to request an audio recording of a court proceeding.
The Massachusetts Court System's jury instructions are written statements that explain the jury's role and laws that apply to the specific case.