The Governor's Council holds hearings and approves or denies nominations to the SupremeAppeals, 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:

 Jennifer Currie   as an Associate Justice of the Juvenile Court  The hearing was set for January 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Leo Fama II  as an Associate Justice of the District Court  The hearing was set for February 14, 2024 at 10:30 am

Marjorie Pauleon Tynes as an Associate Justice of the District Court  The hearing was set for February 14, 2024 at 1:15 pm

 The Honorable Gabrielle R Wolohojian  as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court  The hearing is set for February 21, 2024 at 10:30 am 

Francis Kinneally as an Associate Justice of the District Court  The hearing was set for February 28, 2024 at 10:30 am

Courtney Linnehan as an Associate Justice of the District Court  The hearing was set for February 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm


The Last meeting was January 17, 2024 at 12:00 pm

The Next meeting is February 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm