The Governor's Council holds hearings and approves or denies nominations to the Supreme, Appeals, Superior, District, Probate, Juvenile, Housing , Land Courts, which are lifetime appointments (or til the age of 70).

The Governor's Council also holds hearings and approves or denies nominations for the Industrial Accident Board, the Parole Board and the Tax Board which are term appointments.

If the governor issues pardons or commutations, the Governor's Council approves or denies them.


During their meetings The Governor's Council:

Approves or denies appointments of Notary Public and Justices of the Peace.

Approves or denies the Commonwealth's financial warrants.

Approves or denies the Certification of the Vote for State Offices

Approves or denies appointment of Public Administrators

Pending Hearings:

Erika Paula Reis as an Associate Justice of the District Court May 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

Mary Gallant Cote as a Clerk Magistrate of the Juvenile Court May 25, 2022 at 11:30 am

Christopher P Belezos as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court June 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

Elizabeth A. Dunigan as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court June 1, 2022 at 10:30 am

Catherine Watson Koziol as a member of the Industrial Accident Board May 25, 2022 1:00 pm

John J Barrett III as a member of the Industrial Accident Board May 25, 2022 1:30 pm

Karen A Fitzgerald as a member of the Industrial Accident Board May 25, 2022 2:00 pm

Dennis M Maher as a member of the Industrial Accident Board May 25, 2022 2:30 pm

The Last meeting was May 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

The Next meeting is June 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm