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Appeals Court Case Statistics

Information about the Appeals Court caseload and activity during recent fiscal years.

Sources & Types of Civil Appeals

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Superior Court 487 434 497 520 430
Probate & Family Court 138 137 125 110 100
BMC/District Court 74 79 101 59 79
Juvenile Court 82 68 79 60 91
Land Court 62 61 55 52 43
Housing Court 43 46 32 50 58
Appellate Tax Board 20 6 8 22 10
Industrial Accident Review Board 25 23 7 6 10
Employment Relations Board 3 4 3 7 1
Appeals Court Single Justice 5 7 15 17 20
Gross Civil Panel Entries 939 865 922 903 842

Sources & Types of Criminal Appeals

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Superior Court 386 468 455 492 388
BMC/District Court 387 351 333 347 303
Juvenile Court 27 26 16 14 30
Appeals Court Single Justice 0 3 2 2 15
Gross Criminal Panel Entries 801 849 806 855 736

Dispositions

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Total Panel Entries 1740 1714 1728 1758 1578
Transferred to SJC 87 93 78 87 77

Dismissed/Settled/Withdrawn/Consolidated

460 517 469 455 429
Net Annual Entries 1193 1104 1181 1216 1072

Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)*

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Total Panel Decisions 1337 1443 1154 1064 1175
(Civil/Criminal)* (609/728) (709/734) (554/600) (553/511) (576/599)
Published Opinions 202 192 157 175 197
Summary Dispositions 1135 1251 997 889 978

*NOTE: Includes decisions disposing of cases that may have been consolidated.

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