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:

Pamela Gauvin-Fernandes as a Clerk Magistrate of the District Court. The hearing was set for November 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

Lauren Greene Petrigno as a Clerk Magistrate of the District Court. The hearing was set for November 23, 2022 at 9:00 am

Joseph M Spinale as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for November 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm

A Nonoska Rosado as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for November 23, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Lauren M Bergheimer as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for November 23, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Marguerite O'Neill as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for November 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Eduardo A Gonzalez as an Associate Justice of the Housing Court . The hearing was set for November 30, 2022 at 9:30 am

Nicola E Gioscia as an Associate Justice of the District Court. The hearing was set for November 30, 2022 at 11:15 am

Steven D Rose as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for November 30, 2022 at 11:00 am

Edward McGrath as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for December 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

Ann M McNarmara as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for December 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Kevin O'Leary as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for December 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Martin J Long as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for December 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Bernard W Fabricant as a member of the Industrial Accident Board. The hearing was set for December 14, 2022 at 1:45 pm

Pardon for Gerald Amirault. No hearing was set

Pardon for Cheryl Amirault Lefave. The hearing was set for December 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Commutation for Ramadan Shabazz. The hearing was set for December 13, 2022 at 10:00 am

Pardon for Brian Morin. No hearing was set

Pardon for Camille Joseph Chaisson. No hearing was set

Pardon for Michael Biagini No hearing was set

Pardon for Robert Busa No hearing was set


The Lastt meeting was November 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm

The Next meeting is December 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm