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Drug lab cases information 

Dookhan and Farak Case Hotline: 888-999-2881

District Court Rules and Standing Orders 

Rules and standing orders that govern practice before the District Court.

District Court Appellate Division 

Learn about the Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division and its proceedings.

District Court Department Forms & Resources 

Find forms, fees and guidance for proceedings in the District Court

Indigency (waiver of court fees) 

If you cannot pay for court fees and costs, you may be able to have the state pay for them.

Small Claims 

Small claims courts provide a simple, informal and inexpensive option for resolving cases where the claim is $7,000 or less.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders 

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.

Section 35 in the Courts  

Find out what a Section 35 petition is, who can request one, who is eligible for one, and what treatment is like.

Court Filing Fees & Payment Information 

Various fees are charged depending on procedures you file in specific courts.

Traffic Tickets 

Find out what you should do if you get a traffic ticket and what the court process is like.

ePay in the Courts 

Learn about how to make online payments in the courts using ePay.

Understanding the Criminal Court Process 

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.

Representing Yourself in a Civil Case 

A resource of information if you are considering representing yourself in a civil case in a Massachusetts trial court.

Courthouse Locator 

Find out which courts serve your city or town.

Non-Criminal Tickets  

Find out what you need to do if you get a ticket for a non-criminal infraction or violation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution 

The Massachusetts Trial Court offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to help parties settle cases without a trial.

Information for Prospective Interpreters for the Courts 

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.

About the Trial Court Office of Language Access 

Learn more about the Office of Language Access (OLA) here.

Order the Audio of a Court Proceeding 

Learn how to request an audio recording of a court proceeding.

Model Jury Instructions 

The Massachusetts Court System's jury instructions are written statements that explain the jury's role and laws that apply to the specific case.