In light of emerging developments and public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the actions ordered by the Governor, the Supreme Judicial Court, pursuant to its superintendence authority, has issued orders to protect the public health by reducing the risk of exposure to the virus and slowing the spread of the disease as it pertains to Massachusetts courts.  You are encouraged to check the website regularly for updates as to court closures, limitations in appearances, cancellations, etc.