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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021
eFiling now available for two SJC single-justice case types; USDC public counters returning to normal hours

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eFiling now available for two SJC single-justice case types

The Office of Clerk Maura S. Doyle of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County has announced that filings are now being accepted through eFileMA in two single-justice case types: Mass. R. Crim. P. 15(a)(2) applications and G.L. c. 180, § 11A nonprofit charitable, corporate dissolutions. Counsel are strongly encouraged to eFile their pleadings and correspondence in these types of cases. Further information can be found at http://www.efilema.com and on Mass.gov

Filings in all other types of single-justice cases, including petitions pursuant to G.L. c. 211, § 3, will continue to be accepted via email (newsjcsinglejustice@jud.state.ma.us), postal mail or in person. It is anticipated that the eFiling of all single-justice case types will be implemented in January 2022.  

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USDC public counters returning to normal hours

On Monday, Dec. 6, the U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office for the District of Massachusetts public counters will return to normal business hours. The public counter hours in Boston, Worcester and Springfield will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All filings for the U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court should be brought to their
respective public counters in each city. Lobby filing boxes in Worcester and Springfield will be removed. The lobby box in Boston will be available for filings for the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

All visitors to any courthouse should conduct a health self-assessment prior to visiting. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should not come to the courthouse and should contact their health care provider immediately.