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:

Eric T Donovan as a Clerk Magistrate of the District Court The hearing was set for September28, 2022 at 11:00 am

Brian D. Palmucci as an Associate Justice District Court The hearing was set for October 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (rescheduled to October 12, 2022 at 10:00 am)

Megan E English Bragas an Associate Justice Probate and Family Court The hearing was set for October 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Gloriann Moroney as an Associate Justice District Court The hearing was set for October 12, 2022 at 11:00 am.


The Last meeting is September 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm

The Next meeting is October 12. 2022 at 12:00 pm