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About the Supreme Judicial Court 

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

SJC Resources for Attorneys and Bar Applicants 

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) offers a number of resources to bar applicants and attorneys in Massachusetts.

Search Court Dockets, Calendars and Case Information 

Free access to basic case information and scheduled court dates for members of the public and attorneys.

Amicus Announcements 

From time to time, the Supreme Judicial Court solicits amicus ("friend of the court") briefs or memoranda from parties not directly involved in a case, but that may have an interest or opinion about a case pending before the court

Oral Arguments 

Learn how to find and watch oral arguments.

Appellate Opinion Portal 

Obtain the newest appellate opinions, search collections of past opinions, see opinion revisions, sign up for our e-mail notification service, and follow us on Twitter using the links below.

Supreme Judicial Court Single Justice 

The Supreme Judicial Court Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk is primarily responsible for the Supreme Judicial Court single justice caseload.

Supreme Judicial Court Rules and Orders 

Rules and orders that govern practice before the Supreme Judicial Court.

John Adams Courthouse Tours and Events 

The historic John Adams Courthouse, constructed in the 19th century, is located in Pemberton Square between the Massachusetts State House and Government Center in Boston.

The Case of Sacco & Vanzetti 

Learn about the trial and executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

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.

Court System Commissions and Committees 

Learn about what the different Massachusetts Court System commissions and committees do.

Justices' Memorials 

A collection of memorials of former justices.