Massachusetts District Courts

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The District Courts are trial courts in Massachusetts that have jurisdiction over most criminal cases, including felonies punishable by less than five years, small claims involving less than $2,000, and civil cases involving less than $25,000. Most counties in the state have multiple district courts.

The chief justice of the district courts is Paul C. Dawley.[1]


Massachusetts district court justices:[2][3]

*Assigned from the Boston Municipal Courts.


Barnstable County

Berkshire County

Bristol County

Dukes County

Essex County

Franklin County

Hampden County

Hampshire County

Middlesex County

Nantucket County

Norfolk County

Plymouth County

Suffolk County

Worcester County

Former justices

See also

External links


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