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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY21 Gov$885,964,080$885,964,080
FY20$874,917,421$854,186,129
FY19$849,413,048$812,209,644
FY18$759,090,904$711,106,800
FY17$835,358,347$765,355,585
FY16$819,817,721$737,451,267
FY15$782,216,378$698,920,704
FY14$766,568,486$680,114,121
FY13$760,053,069$664,001,959
FY12$721,782,587$620,116,401
FY11$794,465,755$663,088,046
FY10$774,968,539$634,233,411
FY09$823,050,989$667,018,837
FY08$826,937,224$660,912,358
FY07$834,714,123$643,264,519
FY06$704,721,980$529,330,525
FY05$683,784,784$494,908,420
FY04$698,306,721$490,676,503
FY03$769,329,273$528,914,783
FY02$828,233,288$557,137,659
FY01$856,976,635$566,442,491
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
5.8%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY21 Gov$885,964,080$885,964,080
FY20$874,917,421$854,186,129

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court$9,546,746$9,753,591$10,201,797$10,138,042
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,715,675$1,802,062$1,837,997$1,873,992
Commission on Judicial Conduct$812,319$887,646$929,712$999,196
Board of Bar Examiners$1,500,860$1,614,811$1,736,448$1,853,731
Committee for Public Counsel Services$62,870,875$68,493,370$72,515,588$71,868,060
Private Counsel Compensation$106,327,315$162,469,369$153,611,027$165,455,738
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$15,960,913$24,246,575$24,420,164$24,162,707
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$19,214,605$22,003,741$24,582,485$24,000,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,445,259$1,589,595$1,911,804$1,922,118
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,718,069$1,987,030$2,075,715$2,026,531
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,034,895$2,231,525$2,401,040$2,367,588
Appeals Court$14,109,260$14,251,627$14,086,374$13,881,671
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$75,047,519$74,843,666$75,978,537$73,933,004
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$244,381,569$252,720,651$266,033,412$267,722,477
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$85,099$86,575$188,736$194,556
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$1,108,540$1,082,273
Permanency Mediation Services$0$261,451$256,068$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$264,201$258,837$253,507$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,788,644$1,465,064$1,504,651$1,472,800
Specialty Drug Courts$3,451,030$6,008,034$6,642,643$6,534,380
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$105,598$209,161$204,854$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$3,202,434$0$5,697,503$6,562,500
Superior Court$35,055,699$35,718,077$35,745,155$35,317,910
District Court$73,687,755$71,732,391$74,030,408$77,540,005
Probate and Family Court$32,387,460$33,143,089$35,173,680$34,618,815
Land Court$4,392,988$4,237,354$4,429,317$4,496,087
Boston Municipal Court$14,694,901$14,672,785$15,264,343$14,448,162
Housing Court$8,710,517$9,055,326$10,412,465$11,024,127
Housing Court Expansion$1,067,478$2,719,944$0$0
Juvenile Court$20,020,121$22,239,209$23,542,608$19,998,233
Juvenile Justice Pilot$266,870$366,032$358,495$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$5,229,026$4,609,216$6,256,495
Jury Commissioner$3,224,232$3,115,435$3,173,131$3,182,733
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$9,546,746$9,753,591$10,201,797$10,138,042
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,715,675$1,802,062$1,837,997$1,873,992
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$812,319$887,646$929,712$999,196
Board of Bar Examiners$1,500,860$1,614,811$1,736,448$1,853,731
Committee for Public Counsel Services$62,870,875$68,493,370$72,515,588$71,868,060
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$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$106,327,315$162,469,369$153,611,027$165,455,738
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$15,960,913$24,246,575$24,420,164$24,162,707
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$19,214,605$22,003,741$24,582,485$24,000,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,445,259$1,589,595$1,911,804$1,922,118
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,718,069$1,987,030$2,075,715$2,026,531
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,034,895$2,231,525$2,401,040$2,367,588
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$14,109,260$14,251,627$14,086,374$13,881,671
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$75,047,519$74,843,666$75,978,537$73,933,004
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$244,381,569$252,720,651$266,033,412$267,722,477
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$85,099$86,575$188,736$194,556
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$1,108,540$1,082,273
Permanency Mediation Services$0$261,451$256,068$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$264,201$258,837$253,507$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,788,644$1,465,064$1,504,651$1,472,800
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$3,451,030$6,008,034$6,642,643$6,534,380
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$105,598$209,161$204,854$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$3,202,434$0$5,697,503$6,562,500
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$35,055,699$35,718,077$35,745,155$35,317,910
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$73,687,755$71,732,391$74,030,408$77,540,005
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$32,387,460$33,143,089$35,173,680$34,618,815
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$4,392,988$4,237,354$4,429,317$4,496,087
Boston Municipal Court$14,694,901$14,672,785$15,264,343$14,448,162
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$8,710,517$9,055,326$10,412,465$11,024,127
Housing Court Expansion$1,067,478$2,719,944$0$0
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$20,020,121$22,239,209$23,542,608$19,998,233
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$266,870$366,032$358,495$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$5,229,026$4,609,216$6,256,495
Jury Commissioner$3,224,232$3,115,435$3,173,131$3,182,733
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