Coronavirus and the Court

Are you concerned about how the courts are handling the coronavirus outbreak? You are not alone. The trial courts in Massachusetts have issued new rules designed to protect litigants, attorneys, and staff. You may see the rules themselves here: In the meantime, if you have a particular concern about how your case is impacted, Attorney Sullivan is available to assist you. Information coming out of the trial courts is being updated daily. Most importantly, take recommended steps to protect your family, yourself and others; be safe.

UPDATE from the Supreme Judicial Court on 4/27/20:

The Supreme Judicial Court today issued an order updating the status of operations at state courts and courthouses. Among other things, the order continues all jury trials until at least July 1, continues most bench trials until at least June 1, tolls various deadlines through the end of May, and directs each trial court department to identify categories of non-emergency matters it will attempt to address virtually and post notice of those categories on the Courts’ COVID-19 webpage. The order is effective May 4, at which time it will repeal and replace the order issued on April 1.
COVID-19 Guidance