Message from Clerk Maura Doyle
During the coronavirus public health crisis, the SJC Clerk's Office for Suffolk County is open to the public, subject to the health and safety protocols established by the Court. Contact information for the office and links to our business areas can be found below.
Who we serve
Maura S. Doyle, Esq., is the Clerk for the County of Suffolk. Learn more about Clerk Doyle on her biography page.
The Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk is primarily responsible for the single justice caseload of the Supreme Judicial Court, administrative and disciplinary matters filed by the Board of Bar Overseers affecting members of the bar, and matters relating to Bar Admission and the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The office has three departments:
- Single Justice
This department is responsible for the single justice caseload, or trial court docket, of the Supreme Judicial Court.
- Bar Docket
This department is responsible for matters filed by the Board of Bar Overseers pertaining to attorney discipline and administrative matters affecting members of the Massachusetts bar. The bar docket's administrative matters may include the appointment of a commissioner in the event of an attorney's death or disappearance, transfer of an attorney to disability inactive status, and the enforcement of a subpoena in connection with investigative proceedings before the Board of Bar Overseers.
- Attorney Services
The Attorney Services department receives and maintains petitions for admission to the Massachusetts bar, coordinates the formal admission ceremony of new attorneys, issues Certificates of Admission and Good Standing, processes applications for student practitioners and attorneys from foreign jurisdictions, applications for licensing of foreign legal consultants, attorney name changes, as well as provides certified copies of Petitions for Admission.