Massachusetts Court System

Massachusetts Court System

The Massachusetts court system consists of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the Executive Office of the Trial Court, the 7 Trial Court departments, the Massachusetts Probation Service, and the Office of Jury Commissioner.


John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108

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The Massachusetts court system resembles a pyramid. Cases commence in one of the 7 trial court departments, and are first decided there. Cases are initiated in the particular court which has subject matter and geographic jurisdiction over the issues and parties involved.

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