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

The Governor's Council also holds hearings and approves 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 Council has authority to approve or deny them.

The Governor's Council approves appointments for Notary Publics and Justices of the Peace.

They approve the Commonwealth's financial warrants.

Opinions of the Supreme and Appeals Court

Meetings, Hearings