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:

Collette M Santa as a member of the Parole Board, July 6, 2022 at 9:30 am

Claudine A Cloutier as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court, the hearing was set for July 13, 2022 at 11:00 am

Kimberly M Foster as an Associate Justice of the District Court, the hearing was set for June 15 at 9:00 am (rescheduled to June 22 at 10:00 am (rescheduled to June 29 at 9:30 am)

Erica Colombo as a Clerk of the District Court, the hearing was set for June 29, 2022 at 11:00 am

Mary Beth Ogulewicz as an Associate Justice of the District Court, the hearing was set for July 20, 2020 at 10:45 am.

Christopher N Henry as an Associate Justice of the District Court, the hearing July 20, 2022 at 1:00pm.

Jason Yu-Tang Chan as an Associate Justice of the District Court, the hearing was set for July 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Nicole A Colby Longton as an Associate Justice of the District Court, the hearing was not set.

The Last meeting was June 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm

The Next meeting is July 6, 2022 at 12:00 pm