Court Service Centers help people navigate the court system. Centers are open whenever the courts are open, and are available to all court users, with or without attorneys. Court Service Centers have computers with access to online resources that are available on a first-come first-served basis. Other services include:
Court Service Center
- one-on-one help filling out court forms
- information about court rules, procedures and practices
- court documents and written instructions
- access to interpreter services
- assistance with legal research
- contact information for community resources, legal assistance programs, and social service agencies
staff can give legal information, but not legal advice. Legal information includes answering questions about how the court works, and the different options available to you. Court staff may give information to all parties to a case, but cannot act as your attorney.
All of the services in the Court Service Center
are free, but there may be other fees with your case, such as filing fees. Some forms and self-help materials are available in multiple languages. If you do not speak English well, you have the right to an interpreter at no cost to you. Ask court staff for an interpreter and one will be provided for you.Court Service Centers
are now open at six courthouses: Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston, Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield, Fenton Judicial Center in Lawrence, George N. Covett Courthouse in Brockton, Springfield Hall of Justice and the Worcester Trial Court Complex.
Worcester Court Service Center
225 Main St.
Springfield Court Service Center
50 State St.
Greenfield Court Service Center
43 Hope St.
Agency: Court Service Centers
Languages Offered: If an interpreter is needed, ask the court staff and one will be provided at no cost to you.
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 all court users, with or without attorneys.