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    Agency: Court Service Centers

    Court Service Center locations across the state are closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but remote services are available via Zoom Meeting for emergency cases, and some non-emergency matters.

    Court Service Centers (CSC) are operating and providing services remotely, on a first-come, first serve basis, with emergencies receiving priority. CSCs are available to court users who do not have attorneys, offering services that include:

    • one-on-one help filling out/ completing court forms
    • information about court rules, procedures and practices
    • court documents and written instructions (via email)
    • access to interpreter services via language line
    • contact information for community resources, legal assistance programs, and social service agencies and law libraries
    • when the Centers reopen to the public, there are computers available with access to online resources

    Live Zoom contact by telephone or videoconference is available for those in all counties (except for those in Franklin, Hampshire and Berkshire counties, please see the Greenfield Court Service Center listing), using the Universal Zoom Room contact, Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm at: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1615261140 or call 1-646-828-7666 meeting ID: 161 526 1140.

    The Court Service Centers (CSCs) are part of the Massachusetts Trial Court. We help court users who do not have an attorney with court forms, provide legal information, and make referrals to community and legal services. The Court Service Centers:
    1. only provide legal information, not legal advice
    2. are able to help both parties in a case
    3. assistance isn’t confidential - there is not any attorney-client privilege
    4. self-represented litigants are responsible for their own cases
    5. do not assist litigants who are represented by attorneys
    Please do not send payments for filing fees or mail any court documents to the address listed, as all Court Service Center locations throughout the state are closed for in-person services.

    All of the services in the Court Service Centers are free, but there may be other fees with your case, such as filing fees. Court Service Center staff can give legal information, but not legal advice. Court staff may give information to all parties to a case, but cannot act as your attorney.

    Court Service Centers are now open at seven courthouses: Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston, Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield, Fenton Judicial Center in Lawrence, George N. Covett Courthouse in Brockton, Lowell Justice Center in Lowell, Springfield Hall of Justice and the Worcester Trial Court Complex.

    • Worcester Court Service Center
      225 Main St.
      1st Floor,
      Worcester, MA 01608

    • Springfield Court Service Center
      50 State St.
      1st Floor,
      Springfield, MA 01102

    Agency: Court Service Centers

    Languages Offered: There is access to interpreter services via language line when conducting court business

    Program Fees: All of the services in the Court Service Center are free, but there may be other fees with your case, such as filing fees.

    Eligibility: Centers are open whenever the courts are open, and are available to court users without attorneys.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Barnstable County
    • Bristol County
    • Dukes County
    • Essex County
    • Hampden County
    • Middlesex County
    • Nantucket County
    • Norfolk County
    • Plymouth County
    • Suffolk County
    • Worcester County

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