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Court Press Releases 2020

News and announcements from the Massachusetts Court System.

Press Releases

Courts Extend Start Date for Jury Trials to January 11, 2021, November 20, 2020

Courts Receive $6 Million Federal Award to Expand Connections to Behavioral Health Treatment, Sober Housing and Transportation, November 16, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court to Hold Special Sitting for Presentation of Memorial to the Honorable Ruth I. Abrams, November 10, 2020

Courts Extend Start Date for Jury Trials to November 30, 2020, November 6, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Committee Honors Attorneys for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Legal Services, October 28, 2020

Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force Formed, October 21, 2020

Courts Extend Start Date for Jury Trials to November 9, 2020, October 16, 2020

Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey Reappoints Housing Court Chief Justice Timothy F. Sullivan,  October 7, 2020

Housing Court Deputy Court Administrator Benjamin O. Adeyinka Reappointed for Second Five-year Term, October 7, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues New Order Regarding Jury Trials and Operation of Courts, September 17, 2020

Land Court Launches Virtual Recorder’s Office, September 3, 2020

Trial Court Service Centers Go Virtual, August 12, 2020

Jury Management Advisory Committee Issues Recommendations for Jury Trials During Pandemic, August 4, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues New Order on Public Access to Courthouses and Facilities, July 29, 2020

Trial Court Awarded Two Federal Grants to Expand Court-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services for Specialty Courts in Boston and Springfield, July 28, 2020

Massachusetts Remotely-Administered Bar Exam Provides Opportunities for Bar Admission in Other States, July 27, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee Announces New Pro Bono Honor Roll for Individual Attorneys, Solicits Nominations for Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, July 23, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues New Order On Court Operations and Reopening Courthouses, June 24, 2020

Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Launches COVID-19 Pro Bono Portal, June 22, 2020

Three Probate and Family Court Registers' Offices Pilot Virtual Registries, June 15, 2020

Trial Court Responds to Needs of Domestic Violence Victims During Pandemic, June 12, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Amends e-Filing Fees to Apply Only for Initial Case Filing, May 28, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Order Regarding State Court Operations in June During the Pandemic, May 26, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Updated Order Regarding State Court Operations During The Pandemic, April 27, 2020

Plan for Law School Graduates Announced, April 23, 2020

Trial Court and Trial Court Departments Issue Orders Concerning Court Operations and Implementation of Supreme Judicial Court Decision, April 6, 2020

Massachusetts Bar Examination Rescheduled, April 4, 2020

Trial Court Launches Help Line to Assist Court Users, April 1, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Order Restricting Court Appearances to Emergency Matters Until May 4, April 1, 2020

2020 Edition of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence Now Available, March 30, 2020

Massachusetts Bar Examination Postponed, March 30, 2020

Courts Continue Emergency-Only Operations, March 23, 2020

Trial Court Issues Emergency Administrative Order Concerning Emergency Protection Orders, March 19, 2020

Trial Court Departments Issue New Standing Orders to Address Emergency Matters, March 17, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Order Restricting Court Appearances to Emergency Matters, March 17, 2020

Trial Court Issues Emergency Administrative Orders, March 17, 2020

Trial Court Announces Triage Plans to Reduce Numbers of Persons Coming to Courts, March 14, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Issues Orders to Protect Public Health by Postponing All New Jury Trials and Limiting Entry to Courthouses Amidst Pandemic, March 13, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Announces Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers Chief Bar Counsel, March 6, 2020

Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Announces Three New Members, March 3, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Calls for Increased Civil Legal Aid at Annual Walk to the Hill, January 30, 2020

Supreme Judicial Court Announces New Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being, January 9, 2020

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