SJC Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk

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. A limited number of staff are working in the Clerk's Office from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, to docket and process any filings, including any new petitions, complaints and applications. Please be advised that processing times may be impacted by staff reductions related to the ongoing crisis. Contact information for the office and links to our business areas can be found below.

Contact Us


Maura S. Doyle, Clerk
John Adams Courthouse, 1st Floor, One Pemberton Square, Suite 1300, Boston, MA 02108-1707


Main phone number 617-557-1100
Attorney Services 617-557-1050

Hours: Weekdays (except holidays) 8:30 am - 4:30pm


Contact via email
To File New Single Justice Cases


Main 617-557-1117
Attorney Services 617-557-1055

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.

Recent news & announcements from SJC Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk


March 1: Bar Exam and Bar Admission Announcements  

3/01/2018 SJC Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk

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