SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2019
Judicial Leaders, Legislator to Speak at Brockton Court Service Center Event
The Massachusetts Trial Court invites the public to an event to learn more about the Brockton Court Service Center located in the George N. Covett Courthouse. Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey, Trial Court Administrator Jonathan Williams, and House Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary Claire Cronin, will deliver introductory remarks, followed by a brief speaking program highlighting the services the Court Service Center offers to the public. Court Service Center staff will provide tours and answer questions. The Brockton Court Service Center opened to the public in June 2017.
Court Service Centers offer numerous resources to self-represented litigants, including assistance with court forms and documents, and access to public computers and interpreter services. The Centers also provide information about community resources, legal assistance programs, and social service agencies. The Brockton Court Service Center is staffed by a manager and a staff attorney who offer interpreter services in Cape Verdean Creole and Portuguese. The Court Service Center assists approximately 540 litigants per month. Litigants seek assistance with forms and interpreter services in matters involving divorce, custody, guardianship, abuse prevention orders, small claims, and eviction matters, among others. Since opening, an estimated 23,000 court users have sought assistance from the Brockton Court Service Center.
In addition to Brockton, Court Service Centers are operating at five courthouses: Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston; Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield; Fenton Judicial Center in Lawrence; Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse in Springfield; and the Worcester Trial Court Complex.
WHERE & WHEN:
Friday, September 20, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
George N. Covett Courthouse
215 Main Street, 3rd Floor (Rotunda)
Brockton, MA 02301