Appeals Court Case Statistics

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

Sources & Types of Civil Appeals

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019  
Superior Court 531 487 434 497 520  
Probate & Family Court 127 138 137 125 110  
BMC/District Court 52 74 79 101 59  
Juvenile Court 70 82 68 79 60  
Land Court 48 62 61 55 52  
Housing Court 49 43 46 32 50  
Appellate Tax Board 14 20 6 8 22  
Industrial Accident Review Board 15 25 23 7 6  
Employment Relations Board 8 3 4 3 7  
Appeals Court Single Justice 3 5 7 15 17  
Gross Civil  Panel Entries 918 939 865 922 903  

Sources & Types of Criminal Appeals

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Superior Court 455 386 468 455 492
BMC/District Court 493 387 351 333 347
Juvenile Court 14 27 26 16 14
Appeals Court Single Justice 0 0 3 2 2
Gross Criminal Panel Entries 962 801 849 806 855

Dispositions

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Total Panel Entries 1880 1740 1714 1728 1758
Transferred to SJC 87 87 93 78 87
Dismissed/Settled/Withdrawn/Consolidated 469 460 517 469 455
Net Annual Entries 1324 1193 1104 1181 1216

Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)*

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Total Panel Decisions 1360 1337 1443 1154 1064
(Civil/Criminal)* (651/709) (609/728) (709/734) (554/600) (553/511)
Published Opinions 162 202 192 157 175
Summary Dispositions 1198 1135 1251 997 889

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

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