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Who we serve
The Superior Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction for Massachusetts, and is committed to delivering high-quality justice with dignity and speed. The court's 82 justices sit in 20 courthouses in all 14 state counties.
The Superior Court has exclusive original jurisdiction of first-degree murder cases, and has original jurisdiction of:
- All other crimes
- Civil actions over $50,000
- Matters where parties are seeking equitable relief
- Actions including labor disputes where parties are seeking injunctive relief
The Superior Court also has exclusive authority to convene medical malpractice tribunals, has appellate jurisdiction over certain administrative proceedings, and may hold naturalization sittings in any city or town.