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.

The Governor's Council approves or denies appointments of Notary Public and Justices of the Peace.

The Governor's Council approves or denies the Commonwealth's financial warrants.


Opinions of the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court

Meetings

Pending Nominations:

Shelby Marie Smith as an Associate Justice of the District Court November 14 at 10:30 am

Jennifer Melia as an Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court November 21 at 9:00 pm

Roxann C Tetreau as an Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court November 21 at 10:30 pm

Jennifer SD Roberts as an Associate Justice of the Land Court November 28 at 10:30 am

Diana R Rubin as an Associate Justice of the Land Court November 28 at 12:30 pm