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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY20 Gov$848,620,943$848,620,943
FY19$831,430,814$812,209,644
FY18$744,931,554$711,106,800
FY17$819,786,827$765,355,585
FY16$804,552,396$737,451,267
FY15$767,637,882$698,920,704
FY14$752,334,654$680,114,121
FY13$745,904,029$664,001,959
FY12$708,345,984$620,116,401
FY11$779,676,093$663,088,046
FY10$760,541,834$634,233,411
FY09$807,729,189$667,018,837
FY08$811,543,078$660,912,358
FY07$819,175,203$643,264,519
FY06$691,602,975$529,330,525
FY05$671,055,543$494,908,420
FY04$685,307,142$490,676,503
FY03$755,007,548$528,914,783
FY02$812,815,015$557,137,659
FY01$841,023,279$566,442,491
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
2.5%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY20 Gov$848,620,943$848,620,943
FY19$831,430,814$812,209,644

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY17FY18FY19FY20 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court$9,385,303$9,368,670$9,547,106$9,590,430
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,679,231$1,683,673$1,763,912$1,794,445
Commission on Judicial Conduct$802,273$797,167$868,854$876,599
Board of Bar Examiners$1,455,422$1,472,865$1,580,625$1,576,948
Committee for Public Counsel Services$30,624,555$61,698,142$67,043,352$69,148,366
CPCS Attorney Salaries$32,865,101$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$163,649,657$104,343,988$159,029,861$157,985,367
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$24,839,215$15,663,193$23,733,270$23,841,525
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$19,280,140$18,856,194$21,537,918$21,000,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,185,608$1,418,300$1,555,943$1,561,772
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,577,186$1,686,021$1,944,964$1,919,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,961,433$1,996,938$2,184,284$2,155,125
Appeals Court$14,039,974$13,846,079$13,949,918$13,615,014
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$67,071,931$73,647,655$73,259,212$72,281,248
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$256,931,493$239,823,110$247,370,508$257,516,713
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$106,041$83,512$84,742$86,864
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$255,916$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$265,102$259,273$253,357$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,776,974$1,755,280$1,434,049$1,468,998
Specialty Drug Courts$3,459,340$3,386,657$5,880,842$5,836,728
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$321,336$103,628$204,733$200,000
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$3,142,699$0$5,562,500
Superior Court$33,737,760$34,401,803$34,961,919$35,703,040
District Court$70,751,998$72,313,255$70,213,803$72,276,247
Probate and Family Court$31,328,363$31,783,336$32,441,443$33,484,106
Land Court$4,156,891$4,311,046$4,147,648$4,324,364
Boston Municipal Court$14,396,900$14,420,796$14,362,159$14,565,862
Housing Court$8,608,201$8,548,040$8,863,623$9,128,229
Housing Court Expansion$0$1,047,566$2,662,362$2,658,231
Juvenile Court$20,343,529$19,646,685$21,768,401$22,017,779
Juvenile Justice Pilot$214,224$261,892$358,283$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$0$5,118,326$2,500,000
Jury Commissioner$2,971,645$3,164,090$3,049,480$3,097,943
FY17FY18FY19FY20 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$9,385,303$9,368,670$9,547,106$9,590,430
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,679,231$1,683,673$1,763,912$1,794,445
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$802,273$797,167$868,854$876,599
Board of Bar Examiners$1,455,422$1,472,865$1,580,625$1,576,948
Committee for Public Counsel Services$30,624,555$61,698,142$67,043,352$69,148,366
Public Counsel Compensation$0$0$0$0
Children and Family Law Pilot$0$0$0$0
Youth Advocacy Program$0$0$0$0
CPCS Attorney Salaries$32,865,101$0$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$163,649,657$104,343,988$159,029,861$157,985,367
Private Counsel for Family Law and Mental Health$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Division Expansion$0$0$0$0
Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$24,839,215$15,663,193$23,733,270$23,841,525
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$19,280,140$18,856,194$21,537,918$21,000,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,185,608$1,418,300$1,555,943$1,561,772
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,577,186$1,686,021$1,944,964$1,919,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,961,433$1,996,938$2,184,284$2,155,125
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$14,039,974$13,846,079$13,949,918$13,615,014
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$67,071,931$73,647,655$73,259,212$72,281,248
District Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Land Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Boston Municipal Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Housing Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$256,931,493$239,823,110$247,370,508$257,516,713
Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Losses$0$0$0$0
Sentencing Commission$0$0$0$0
BMC Substance Abuse Initiative$0$0$0$0
OPEIU FY08 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$106,041$83,512$84,742$86,864
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$0$0
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$255,916$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$265,102$259,273$253,357$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,776,974$1,755,280$1,434,049$1,468,998
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$3,459,340$3,386,657$5,880,842$5,836,728
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$321,336$103,628$204,733$200,000
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$3,142,699$0$5,562,500
Juries' Expenses$0$0$0$0
Law Libraries$0$0$0$0
Law Library Materials$0$0$0$0
Computer Legal Research$0$0$0$0
Central Law Book Purchase$0$0$0$0
County Court Facility Rental$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Telecommunications$0$0$0$0
Private and Municipal Court Leases$0$0$0$0
Courthouse Maintenance and Operations$0$0$0$0
New Chardon Street/Fenton Judicial Center$0$0$0$0
Witness Fees$0$0$0$0
Judicial Institute$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Travel$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Printing$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Equipment Repair$0$0$0$0
Court Security Program$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Office Administration$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Probation Service Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Salary Increase for Trial Court Personnel$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Additional Expenses$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Specialty Courts$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Court Interpreter Program$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Probation Reserve$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Chargebacks$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Early Retirement$0$0$0$0
Superior Court$33,737,760$34,401,803$34,961,919$35,703,040
Medical Malpractice Tribunals$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Bristol Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Dukes Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Essex Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Franklin Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Hampden Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Civil Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Criminal Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Community Outreach Pilot Program$0$0$0$0
Worcester Superior Court$0$0$0$0
District Court$70,751,998$72,313,255$70,213,803$72,276,247
First District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Berkshire$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Berkshire$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Berkshire$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
District Court of Edgartown$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Northern Essex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Essex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lawrence$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Essex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newburyport$0$0$0$0
District Court of Peabody$0$0$0$0
District Court of Greenfield$0$0$0$0
District Court of Orange$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chicopee$0$0$0$0
District Court of Holyoke$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampden$0$0$0$0
District Court of Springfield$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Hampden$0$0$0$0
District Court of Hampshire$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampshire$0$0$0$0
Ware District Court Space$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lowell$0$0$0$0
District Court of Somerville$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newton$0$0$0$0
District Court of Marlborough$0$0$0$0
District Court of Natick$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Middlesex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Nantucket$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Norfolk$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Norfolk$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Norfolk$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Norfolk$0$0$0$0
Municipal Court of Brookline$0$0$0$0
District Court of Brockton$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0
Brighton District Court$0$0$0$0
Charlestown District Court$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chelsea$0$0$0$0
Dorchester District Court$0$0$0$0
East Boston District Court$0$0$0$0
Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0
South Boston District Court$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Worcester$0$0$0$0
District Court of Fitchburg$0$0$0$0
District Court of Leominster$0$0$0$0
District Court of Winchendon$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Worcester$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Worcester$0$0$0$0
Cambridge District Court Project$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court$31,328,363$31,783,336$32,441,443$33,484,106
Barnstable Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Probate Court Child and Parents Program$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Bristol Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Dukes Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Essex Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Franklin Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Hampden Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Western Mass. Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community Access Program$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Community Access$0$0$0$0
Worcester Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Worcester Family Crisis Clinic$0$0$0$0
Land Court$4,156,891$4,311,046$4,147,648$4,324,364
Boston Municipal Court$14,396,900$14,420,796$14,362,159$14,565,862
Brighton Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Charlestown Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Dorchester Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
East Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
South Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Housing Court$8,608,201$8,548,040$8,863,623$9,128,229
Housing Court Expansion$0$1,047,566$2,662,362$2,658,231
Boston Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Hampden Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Worcester Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Southeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Northeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court$20,343,529$19,646,685$21,768,401$22,017,779
Statewide Juvenile Court Expansion$0$0$0$0
Boston Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Bristol Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Springfield Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Worcester Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Barnstable County Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Essex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Justice Pilot$214,224$261,892$358,283$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$0$5,118,326$2,500,000
Jury Commissioner$2,971,645$3,164,090$3,049,480$3,097,943
Worcester District Attorney Moving Costs$0$0$0$0
Anti-Crime Task Force$0$0$0$0
Collective Bargaining Trial Court FY2011-FY2012$0$0$0$0
CPCS Study Reserve$0$0$0$0
SJC/APC/TRC LOCAL 6/AFL-CIO FY 2000$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Local 6$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0
FY02 Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0
Trial Court NAGE/SEIU 5000$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Loc 6 & Non-Unit$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0
Judiciary Local 254 FY01$0$0$0$0
Judicial Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Court Clerk Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Staffing Reserve$0$0$0$0