Supreme Judicial Court
The Supreme Judicial Court, originally called
the Superior Court of Judicature, was established in 1692, and is
the oldest appellate court in continuous existence in the Western
Hemisphere. Since 1780, the SJC has been operating under the oldest,
still functioning written constitution in the world. Visit
the SJC web site . . .
Created in 1972, the Appeals Court is a court of general appellate
jurisdiction. Most appeals
from the several Departments of the Trial Court are entered initially
in the Appeals Court; some are then transferred to the Supreme Judicial
Court, but a majority will be decided by the Appeals Court. The
Appeals Court also has jurisdiction over appeals from final decisions
of two State agencies: the Appellate Tax Board and the Labor Relations
the Appeals Court web
site . . .
Social Law Library
Founded in 1803, the Social Law Library is a member-managed,dues-supported
legal research institution. The Library provides research materials,
training and services to the judiciary and practicing bar of Massachusetts.
Social Law Library web site . . .