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Archived Daily Court Updates August 31 - Sept. 4, 2020

Archived daily updates from Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Housing Court FAQs Updated

  • Housing Court frequently asked questions in reference to COVID-19 (updated August 31, 2020)

Guide to Remote Court Hearings

  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many court hearings are now conducted remotely. That means some or all of the people participate by video or phone. Information about how to prepare for a remote hearing is available on the court's website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/guide-to-remote-hearings

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

No new updates today.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

No new updates today.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Land Court Launches Virtual Recorder’s Office

  • The Land Court Recorder's Office is now using videoconferencing technology to operate a virtual Recorder’s Office to assist the public. Learn more about the Land Court's Virtual Recorder’s Office.
  • Press Release - Land Court Launches Virtual Recorder’s Office (September 3, 2020)

Information About Trial Court Virtual Town Halls

In collaboration with local government and community partners, the Trial Court is hosting virtual town halls across the Commonwealth, bringing together local officials, court and community leaders to provide information to the public about how to access local resources and the court during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Nine Probate and Family Court Registers' Offices Operating Virtual Registries

  • Nine Probate and Family Court Registers' Offices are now using Zoom videoconferencing to operate virtual registries to assist the public. On June 15, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Probate and Family Court Chief Justice John D. Casey announced a virtual registries pilot program in Barnstable, Essex and Middlesex Counties. The success of the pilot program led to its expansion to the counties of Bristol, Hampden, Hampshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester. Learn more about the Probate and Family Court Virtual Registries.