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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

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Superior Court 434 497 520 430 421
Probate & Family Court 137 125 110 100 61
BMC/District Court 79 101 59 79 68
Juvenile Court 68 79 60 91 60
Land Court 61 55 52 43 45
Housing Court 46 32 50 58 36
Appellate Tax Board 6 8 22 10 4
Industrial Accident Review Board 23 7 6 10 3
Employment Relations Board 4 3 7 1 9
Appeals Court Single Justice 7 15 17 20 18
Gross Civil Panel Entries 865 922 903 842 725

Sources & Types of Criminal Appeals

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Superior Court 468 455 492 388 323
BMC/District Court 351 333 347 303 231
Juvenile Court 26 16 14 30 11
Appeals Court Single Justice 3 2 2 15 17
Gross Criminal Panel Entries 849 806 855 736 582

Dispositions

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Total Panel Entries 1714 1728 1758 1578 1307
Transferred to SJC 93 78 87 77 59

Dismissed/Settled/Withdrawn/Consolidated

517 469 455 429 422
Net Annual Entries 1104 1181 1216 1072 826

Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)*

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Total Panel Decisions 1443 1154 1064 1175 1172
(Civil/Criminal)* (709/734) (554/600) (553/511) (576/599) (626/546)
Published Opinions 192 157 175 197 168
Summary Dispositions 1251 997 889 978 1004

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

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