Because of COVID-19 health concerns and limited space available in courtrooms, members of the public/media who wish to attend a proceeding can do so remotely via videoconference.

To attend a hearing remotely, please visit:

For information regarding criminal and civil proceedings before the Court, please call (617) 748-9152 or email

JURORS: You may find the eJuror questionnaire here. First, petit/trial jurors please read this letter, grand jurors read this letter, and view this video from the Chief Judge regarding jury duty.

Robert M. Farrell
Clerk of Court
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(617) 748-9152        Directions
595 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
(508) 929-9900        Directions
300 State Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
(413) 785-6800        Directions


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CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 6 AM until 6 PM EST, for an important update.

Public Notice: Public Counter Hours

Public Announcement: Judge Zobel Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award

Public Notice - Emergency Updates to the Jury Plan

Public Notice: Public Access to Video and Teleconference Hearings

General Order 20-36 - Coronavirus - Second Order Concerning Forfeiture Proceedings

General Order 20-35 - Coronavirus - Order Superseding Public Notice of March 12, 2020 (Public Notice)

General Order 20-34 - Coronavirus - Emergency Amendment to the Plan for Implementing the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, as Amended 18 U.S.C. § 3006A

General Order 20-33 - Coronavirus - Third Supplemental Order Concerning Video and Telephone Conferencing for Felony Pleas and Sentencing

General Order 20-32 - Coronavirus - Third Supplemental Order Concerning Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings

General Order 20-31 - Coronavirus - Supplemental Order Concerning Certain Non-Jury Proceedings

General Order 20-30 - Coronavirus - Second Supplemental Order Concerning Naturalization Ceremonies

General Order 20-25 - Coronavirus - Order Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines for Administrative and Civil Judicial Asset Forfeiture

Worcester - Coronavirus - Standing Order Requiring Wearing of Masks in Public Spaces in the Courthouse

General Order 20-20 - Coronavirus - Second Amended Procedural Order Concerning Appointment of Counsel and Motions for Early Release Under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)

General Order 20-19 - Coronavirus - Further Order Concerning Mediations

General Order 20-10: Coronavirus - Order Concerning Interim Vouchers in CJA Cases

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