Courts in Massachusetts

There are 85 Courts in Massachusetts, serving a population of 6,789,319 people in an area of 7,800 square miles. There is 1 Court per 79,874 people, and 1 Court per 91 square miles.

The state of Massachusetts is ranked 42nd in Courts per capita, and 13th in Courts per square mile.

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About Massachusetts Courts

Find Massachusetts Appellate Courts, Trial Courts, Problem Solving Courts, and Jury Duty Requirements.

Massachusetts Appellate Courts

Court Name: Massachusetts Appeals Court
Source of Authority: Statute
Place(s) of Session: Boston
Number of Judges: 25

Court Name: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Source of Authority: Constitution
Place(s) of Session: Boston
Number of Judges: 7

Massachusetts Trial Courts
Court NameSource of AuthorityGeographic JurisdictionNumber of Judges
Massachusetts Boston Municipal CourtState LegislationStatewide28
Massachusetts District Court DepartmentState LegislationStatewide136
Massachusetts Housing Court DepartmentState LegislationCity or Town10
Massachusetts Juvenile Court DepartmentState LegislationStatewide40
Massachusetts Land Court DepartmentState LegislationStatewide6
Massachusetts Probate & Family Court DepartmentState LegislationStatewide47
Massachusetts Superior Court DepartmentState LegislationStatewide77
Massachusetts Problem Solving Courts
Court TypeGeographic Jurisdiction
Drug CourtsLocal
Mental Health CourtsLocal
Veterans CourtsLocal
Teen CourtsLocal
Massachusetts Jury Duty Requirements
Convicted Felons DisqualifiedYes
English RequiredYes
Residency RequirementCircuit/District Resident: 6 Months
Minimum Age18
Time Since Prior Jury Service3 years