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:

Rebecca Figueroa as an Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court  The hearing was set for April 3, 2024 at 10:00 am


The Last meeting was May 24, 2024  at 2:30 pm

The Next meeting is TBA