Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)

The Supreme Judicial Court is the Commonwealth's highest appellate court.

Contact Us

Address

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

Phone

Main number (617) 557-1000
Clerk's Office for the Commonwealth (617) 557-1020

Francis V. Kenneally, Clerk

Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk (617) 557-1100

Maura S. Doyle, Clerk

Public Information Office (617) 557-1114

Jennifer Donahue, Public Information Officer

Who we serve

Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants and six associate justices make up the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC). The seven justices hear appeals on a broad range of criminal and civil cases from September to May and issue written opinions that are posted online. The SJC also supervises the judiciary and the bar, makes or approves rules for court operations, and gives advisory opinions, upon request, to the governor and the legislature.

 

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