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.
News & Updates
Supreme Judicial Court Posts Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (updated May 29, 2020)
- The SJC has posted FAQs About the Supreme Judicial Court During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Notice of Temporary Courthouse Closure (updated May 29, 2020)
- The John Adams Courthouse will be closed to the public until at least Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
If you have an emergency matter with the Supreme Judicial Court, please call 857-275-8036.
If you have an emergency matter with the Appeals Court, please call 617-723-1527 or email MACClerkEmergency@jud.state.ma.us.