Where Is the First Circuit Court of Appeals Located
Sessions of the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Ponce, Puerto Rico, are held in the Luis A. Ferre Courtroom on the 2nd floor of the MCS Building. The court is based at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Most sessions are held in Boston, where the court usually sits for a week for most months of the year. In July or August, he takes a summer break and does not sit down. The first circuit also takes place every March and November for a week at the Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and the United States Courthouse in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and occasionally at other locations on the circuit.  Due to development in the area, parking around the courthouse is limited. Daily parking is available at One Marina Park Drive, surface parking on B Street and Seaport Boulevard, and the Seaport Hotel parking garage. Daily rates range from $22 to $38 per day (prices are subject to change without notice).
With six active judges and four active senior judges, the First Circuit has the fewest judges among the thirteen courts of appeals in the United States. Since retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice David Souter has been a regular on the First Circuit. The courthouse is located in Old San Juan (Viejo San Juan) in one block bordered by Recinto Sur Street to the north, Tanca Street to the east, Comercio Street to the south, and San Justo Street to the west. John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way Boston, MA 02210 MCS Building 880 Tito Castro Avenue Ponce, Puerto Rico 00716-4732. From San Juan, take the PR-52 South (Autopista Luis A. Ferre). Continue 98 km to Ponce. Take exit PR-10. Continue for 2 km. Take exit PR-14 (Avenida Tito Castro).
Turn left (West) at the end of the ramp. Continue for 1 km to 880 Tito Castro Avenue. The MCS building is located on the left, in front of the San Lucas Hospital. 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, Massachusetts, is located at the corner of Northern Avenue and Courthouse Way. José V. Toledo U.S. Post Office & Courthouse 300 Recinto Sur Street, 5th Floor San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901 In November and March, the court sits for two weeks, one week in Boston and one week in Puerto Rico. The calendar notification shall indicate the location of each session. Take the red line to Gare du Sud and change (free of charge) to Silver line 1 or 2/3. Walk one stop to Courthouse Station.
The sessions of the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are held on the 5th floor of the Jose V. Toledo Post Office and Courthouse of the United States.