Remote Court Proceedings

Because of the Court’s ongoing concern for the health of Judicial Branch employees and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Judicial Court has determined that almost all trial court proceedings must be conducted remotely through video or telephonic formats while the Phased Management Plan is in effect. Read PMO-SJC-7: Order Regarding Trial Court Remote Proceedings and Public Access

Remote video proceedings via Zoom

Parties will be notified by the clerk's office if their hearing is scheduled via Zoom.

Telephonic hearings

Parties who receive a notice of hearing to be conducted by video may be permitted to participate by phone if they do not have access to the internet. Please notify the clerk's office where your case is scheduled as soon as possible if you need to join by phone.

Best practices & tips

Review the Remote Video Conferencing Best Practices & Tips handout prior to your court hearing.

Learn more about Zoom

For information about the Zoom video conferencing platform, please visit