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).
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