The Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth maintains the docket and calendar for the Supreme Judicial Court full bench, attends sessions of the full court, processes pertinent filings, and serves as the court's liaison to parties or their counsel.
The main caseload of the Clerk for the Commonwealth consists of first degree murder appeals, and matters taken from the Appeals Court on its own motion or on further or direct appellate review.
To receive email updates from the Supreme Judicial Court's Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth, send an email to CommonwealthClerk-Join@jud.state.ma.us.
- Recent amicus announcements posted on the court website
From time to time to the Supreme Judicial Court solicits amicus briefs or memoranda from parties not directly involved in a case, but that may have an interest or opinion about a case pending before the court.
- Recently entered cases in the Supreme Judicial Court posted on the court website
A listing of cases that will be heard by the Supreme Judicial Court full court, by direct appellate review, further appellate review, and sua sponte tranfers. The online listing also provide a list of applications for further appellate review that have been denied by the court.
- Notices of invitations to comment on proposed rule changes and notices of new rule changes