Welcome to the official website for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The First Circuit includes the Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island.


All Court of Appeals chambers in Rhode Island are experiencing intermittent phone and electronic communications due to a power outage. We continue to monitor the situation and we will provide updates are they are available.

Court Location


John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210

Clerk's Office: 617-748-9057