Courts vary in how they process CORI sealing petitions. Courts typically hold one hearing or two hearings. A number of courts, however, deny petitions without any kind of a hearing. This is a sruvey of local courts in greater Boston. This chart should come in handy in advising or representing client.
This survey and chart was originally produced by Marchaun Morrison, a Northeastern Law School student, in August 2010; it was updated by Tasha Kates in October 2013.