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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY19 Gov$787,797,101$787,797,101
FY18$726,535,859$710,381,800
FY17$799,816,370$765,355,585
FY16$784,973,573$737,451,267
FY15$748,954,779$698,920,704
FY14$734,025,170$680,114,121
FY13$727,775,726$664,001,959
FY12$691,117,342$620,116,401
FY11$760,712,534$663,088,046
FY10$742,043,666$634,233,411
FY09$788,083,312$667,018,837
FY08$791,804,439$660,912,358
FY07$799,250,933$643,264,519
FY06$674,781,562$529,330,525
FY05$654,733,892$494,908,420
FY04$668,638,858$490,676,503
FY03$736,643,987$528,914,783
FY02$793,045,439$557,137,659
FY01$820,567,612$566,442,491
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
8.2%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY19 Gov$787,797,101$787,797,101
FY18$726,535,859$710,381,800
FY18 GAA$726,535,859$710,381,800
FY18 Leg$726,535,859$710,381,800
FY18 Sen$742,325,939$725,820,798
FY18 SWM$740,127,048$723,670,798
FY18 Hou$732,058,468$715,781,618
FY18 HWM$730,719,534$714,472,454
FY18 Gov$773,230,814$756,038,523

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY16FY17FY18FY19 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court$9,234,448$9,156,672$9,146,641$9,326,394
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,652,240$1,638,324$1,643,771$1,722,627
Commission on Judicial Conduct$797,352$782,730$778,274$768,580
Board of Bar Examiners$1,446,494$1,419,968$1,412,391$1,498,607
Committee for Public Counsel Services$30,571,153$29,878,524$60,235,952$59,485,609
CPCS Attorney Salaries$29,613,930$32,064,489$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$148,496,042$159,663,061$101,155,211$154,268,437
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$19,747,496$24,234,118$15,291,990$23,184,600
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$18,095,502$18,810,465$18,409,319$18,180,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,166,551$1,156,726$1,384,688$1,367,439
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,463,269$1,538,765$1,646,064$1,625,560
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,895,983$1,913,651$1,949,612$1,925,327
Appeals Court$13,814,302$13,697,952$13,517,940$13,627,421
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$65,993,850$65,438,022$71,902,272$72,866,903
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$250,822,752$250,672,501$234,139,518$239,329,937
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$106,444$103,458$81,533$80,332
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$266,110$258,644$253,128$249,975
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$2,648,426$1,733,686$1,713,682$1,400,896
Specialty Drug Courts$3,437,774$3,375,069$3,306,397$3,265,211
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$0$313,508$101,173$105,798
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$0$3,068,220$0
Superior Court$33,530,784$32,915,890$33,586,512$34,153,664
District Court$69,403,985$69,028,440$70,599,495$68,590,587
Probate and Family Court$30,824,806$30,565,187$31,030,099$30,577,256
Land Court$4,131,389$4,055,627$4,208,878$4,028,338
Boston Municipal Court$14,308,578$14,046,184$14,079,036$14,030,162
Housing Court$8,640,945$8,398,501$8,345,459$8,425,832
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$1,022,740$2,600,813
Juvenile Court$19,909,554$19,847,949$19,181,076$17,877,276
Juvenile Justice Pilot$0$209,005$255,685$250,000
Jury Commissioner$2,953,415$2,899,254$3,089,104$2,983,520
FY16FY17FY18FY19 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$9,234,448$9,156,672$9,146,641$9,326,394
Supreme Judicial Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,652,240$1,638,324$1,643,771$1,722,627
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$797,352$782,730$778,274$768,580
Commission on Judicial Conduct$0$0$0$0
Board of Bar Examiners$1,446,494$1,419,968$1,412,391$1,498,607
Board of Bar Examiners$0$0$0$0
Committee for Public Counsel Services$30,571,153$29,878,524$60,235,952$59,485,609
Committee for Public Counsel Services$0$0$0$0
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$29,613,930$32,064,489$0$0
CPCS Attorney Salaries$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$148,496,042$159,663,061$101,155,211$154,268,437
Private Counsel Compensation$0$0$0$0
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$19,747,496$24,234,118$15,291,990$23,184,600
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$18,095,502$18,810,465$18,409,319$18,180,000
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$0$0$0$0
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,166,551$1,156,726$1,384,688$1,367,439
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$0$0$0$0
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,463,269$1,538,765$1,646,064$1,625,560
Prisoners' Legal Services$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,895,983$1,913,651$1,949,612$1,925,327
Suffolk County Social Law Library$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$13,814,302$13,697,952$13,517,940$13,627,421
Appeals Court$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$65,993,850$65,438,022$71,902,272$72,866,903
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
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$250,822,752$250,672,501$234,139,518$239,329,937
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$0$0$0$0
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$106,444$103,458$81,533$80,332
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$0$0
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$266,110$258,644$253,128$249,975
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$0$0$0$0
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$2,648,426$1,733,686$1,713,682$1,400,896
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$0$0$0$0
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$3,437,774$3,375,069$3,306,397$3,265,211
Specialty Drug Courts$0$0$0$0
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$0$313,508$101,173$105,798
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$0$3,068,220$0
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$33,530,784$32,915,890$33,586,512$34,153,664
Superior Court$0$0$0$0
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$69,403,985$69,028,440$70,599,495$68,590,587
District Court$0$0$0$0
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$30,824,806$30,565,187$31,030,099$30,577,256
Probate and Family Court$0$0$0$0
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$4,131,389$4,055,627$4,208,878$4,028,338
Land Court$0$0$0$0
Boston Municipal Court$14,308,578$14,046,184$14,079,036$14,030,162
Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
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$8,640,945$8,398,501$8,345,459$8,425,832
Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$1,022,740$2,600,813
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$19,909,554$19,847,949$19,181,076$17,877,276
Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
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$0$209,005$255,685$250,000
Jury Commissioner$2,953,415$2,899,254$3,089,104$2,983,520
Jury Commissioner$0$0$0$0
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