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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18$709,934,462$709,934,462
FY17$783,089,134$765,355,585
FY16$768,229,434$737,451,267
FY15$732,992,709$698,920,704
FY14$718,396,178$680,114,121
FY13$712,285,993$664,001,959
FY12$676,339,312$620,116,401
FY11$744,512,776$663,088,046
FY10$726,241,471$634,233,411
FY09$771,300,680$667,018,837
FY08$774,942,563$660,912,358
FY07$782,230,480$643,264,519
FY06$660,411,747$529,330,525
FY05$640,791,003$494,908,420
FY04$654,399,856$490,676,503
FY03$720,956,780$528,914,783
FY02$776,157,135$557,137,659
FY01$803,093,210$566,442,491
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
8.4%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 Leg$710,381,800$710,381,800
FY18 Sen$725,820,798$725,820,798
FY18 SWM$723,670,798$723,670,798
FY18 Hou$715,781,618$715,781,618
FY18 HWM$714,472,454$714,472,454
FY18 Gov$756,038,523$756,038,523
FY17$783,089,134$765,355,585

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18
Supreme Judicial Court$8,623,332$8,767,906$9,037,470$8,965,171$8,943,271
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,438,466$1,627,883$1,616,996$1,604,060$1,607,223
Commission on Judicial Conduct$630,649$681,298$780,344$766,360$760,970
Board of Bar Examiners$1,245,977$1,301,312$1,415,639$1,390,271$1,380,987
Committee for Public Counsel Services$23,253,869$28,276,371$29,919,045$29,253,649$58,896,644
CPCS Attorney Salaries$24,755,653$27,861,550$28,982,240$31,393,898$0
Private Counsel Compensation$140,522,273$140,128,535$145,328,498$156,323,892$98,906,090
Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue$8,714,374$681,687$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$17,967,824$16,018,784$19,326,265$23,727,289$14,951,982
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$13,731,740$15,731,242$17,709,510$18,417,066$18,000,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$959,233$1,023,752$1,141,668$1,132,534$1,353,900
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,193,166$1,268,668$1,432,057$1,506,584$1,487,191
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,372,118$1,868,033$1,855,540$1,873,630$1,831,200
Appeals Court$12,776,900$13,241,853$13,519,631$13,411,475$13,217,377
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$53,080,927$70,831,932$64,586,146$64,069,461$70,303,571
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$231,292,533$226,834,337$245,472,494$245,429,975$228,933,576
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$0$102,998$104,174$101,294$79,720
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$528,144$514,988$260,434$253,235$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$761,195$713,473$2,591,933$1,697,428$1,675,579
Specialty Drug Courts$0$2,359,686$3,364,444$3,304,483$3,232,881
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$0$0$0$306,951$98,923
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$0$0$0$3,000,000
Superior Court$32,154,028$31,666,641$32,815,544$32,227,492$32,839,737
District Court$65,916,589$64,917,433$67,923,540$67,584,790$69,029,761
Probate and Family Court$29,832,427$29,380,230$30,167,287$29,925,951$30,340,165
Land Court$3,637,857$3,582,715$4,043,263$3,970,808$4,115,296
Boston Municipal Court$13,714,264$13,506,385$14,003,365$13,752,424$13,765,998
Housing Court$7,831,882$7,713,167$8,456,626$8,222,856$8,159,903
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$0$0$750,000
Juvenile Court$19,348,873$19,567,691$19,484,866$19,432,852$18,754,597
Juvenile Justice Pilot$0$0$0$204,634$250,000
Jury Commissioner$3,111,886$2,822,160$2,890,416$2,838,619$3,020,420
FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18
Supreme Judicial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$8,623,332$8,767,906$9,037,470$8,965,171$8,943,271
Supreme Judicial Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,438,466$1,627,883$1,616,996$1,604,060$1,607,223
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$0$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$630,649$681,298$780,344$766,360$760,970
Commission on Judicial Conduct$0$0$0$0$0
Board of Bar Examiners$1,245,977$1,301,312$1,415,639$1,390,271$1,380,987
Board of Bar Examiners$0$0$0$0$0
Committee for Public Counsel Services$23,253,869$28,276,371$29,919,045$29,253,649$58,896,644
Committee for Public Counsel Services$0$0$0$0$0
Public Counsel Compensation$0$0$0$0$0
Children and Family Law Pilot$0$0$0$0$0
Youth Advocacy Program$0$0$0$0$0
CPCS Attorney Salaries$24,755,653$27,861,550$28,982,240$31,393,898$0
CPCS Attorney Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$140,522,273$140,128,535$145,328,498$156,323,892$98,906,090
Private Counsel Compensation$0$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel for Family Law and Mental Health$0$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Division Expansion$0$0$0$0$0
Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue$8,714,374$681,687$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$17,967,824$16,018,784$19,326,265$23,727,289$14,951,982
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$13,731,740$15,731,242$17,709,510$18,417,066$18,000,000
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$0$0$0$0$0
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$959,233$1,023,752$1,141,668$1,132,534$1,353,900
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$0$0$0$0$0
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,193,166$1,268,668$1,432,057$1,506,584$1,487,191
Prisoners' Legal Services$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,372,118$1,868,033$1,855,540$1,873,630$1,831,200
Suffolk County Social Law Library$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$12,776,900$13,241,853$13,519,631$13,411,475$13,217,377
Appeals Court$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$53,080,927$70,831,932$64,586,146$64,069,461$70,303,571
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
District Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Land Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Boston Municipal Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Housing Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$231,292,533$226,834,337$245,472,494$245,429,975$228,933,576
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$0$0$0$0$0
Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Losses$0$0$0$0$0
Sentencing Commission$0$0$0$0$0
BMC Substance Abuse Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
OPEIU FY08 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$0$102,998$104,174$101,294$79,720
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$0$0$0
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$528,144$514,988$260,434$253,235$247,500
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$0$0$0$0$0
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$761,195$713,473$2,591,933$1,697,428$1,675,579
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$0$0$0$0$0
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$0$2,359,686$3,364,444$3,304,483$3,232,881
Specialty Drug Courts$0$0$0$0$0
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$0$0$0$306,951$98,923
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$0$0$0$3,000,000
Juries' Expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Law Libraries$0$0$0$0$0
Law Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Computer Legal Research$0$0$0$0$0
Central Law Book Purchase$0$0$0$0$0
County Court Facility Rental$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Telecommunications$0$0$0$0$0
Private and Municipal Court Leases$0$0$0$0$0
Courthouse Maintenance and Operations$0$0$0$0$0
New Chardon Street/Fenton Judicial Center$0$0$0$0$0
Witness Fees$0$0$0$0$0
Judicial Institute$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Travel$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Printing$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Equipment Repair$0$0$0$0$0
Court Security Program$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Office Administration$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Probation Service Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Salary Increase for Trial Court Personnel$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Additional Expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Specialty Courts$0$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Court Interpreter Program$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Probation Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Chargebacks$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Early Retirement$0$0$0$0$0
Superior Court$32,154,028$31,666,641$32,815,544$32,227,492$32,839,737
Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Medical Malpractice Tribunals$0$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Bristol Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Dukes Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Essex Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Franklin Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampden Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Civil Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Criminal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Community Outreach Pilot Program$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
District Court$65,916,589$64,917,433$67,923,540$67,584,790$69,029,761
District Court$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Berkshire$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Berkshire$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Berkshire$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Edgartown$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Northern Essex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Essex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lawrence$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Essex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newburyport$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Peabody$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Greenfield$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Orange$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chicopee$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Holyoke$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampden$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Springfield$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Hampden$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Hampshire$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampshire$0$0$0$0$0
Ware District Court Space$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lowell$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Somerville$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newton$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Marlborough$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Natick$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Nantucket$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
Municipal Court of Brookline$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Brockton$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0$0
Brighton District Court$0$0$0$0$0
Charlestown District Court$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chelsea$0$0$0$0$0
Dorchester District Court$0$0$0$0$0
East Boston District Court$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0$0
South Boston District Court$0$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Fitchburg$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Leominster$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Winchendon$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Cambridge District Court Project$0$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court$29,832,427$29,380,230$30,167,287$29,925,951$30,340,165
Probate and Family Court$0$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Probate Court Child and Parents Program$0$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Bristol Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Dukes Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Essex Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Franklin Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampden Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Western Mass. Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community Access Program$0$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Community Access$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Family Crisis Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Land Court$3,637,857$3,582,715$4,043,263$3,970,808$4,115,296
Land Court$0$0$0$0$0
Boston Municipal Court$13,714,264$13,506,385$14,003,365$13,752,424$13,765,998
Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Brighton Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Charlestown Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Dorchester Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
East Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
South Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Housing Court$7,831,882$7,713,167$8,456,626$8,222,856$8,159,903
Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$0$0$750,000
Boston Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampden Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Southeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Northeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court$19,348,873$19,567,691$19,484,866$19,432,852$18,754,597
Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Statewide Juvenile Court Expansion$0$0$0$0$0
Boston Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Bristol Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Springfield Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Barnstable County Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Essex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Justice Pilot$0$0$0$204,634$250,000
Jury Commissioner$3,111,886$2,822,160$2,890,416$2,838,619$3,020,420
Jury Commissioner$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester District Attorney Moving Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Anti-Crime Task Force$0$0$0$0$0
Collective Bargaining Trial Court FY2011-FY2012$0$0$0$0$0
CPCS Study Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
SJC/APC/TRC LOCAL 6/AFL-CIO FY 2000$0$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Local 6$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0$0
FY02 Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court NAGE/SEIU 5000$0$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Loc 6 & Non-Unit$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0$0
Judiciary Local 254 FY01$0$0$0$0$0
Judicial Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Court Clerk Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Staffing Reserve$0$0$0$0$0