Attorney Nancy K.
Assistant Clerk-Magistrate of Fall River District Court
Boston, MA — Fall
River District Court Clerk-Magistrate Ronald A. Valcourt
recently appointed Attorney Nancy K. Wasserman of Stoughton
as Assistant Clerk-Magistrate at the Fall River District
Court, effective October 24, 2005. Attorney Wasserman
had been serving in that position as a temporary employee
since March. Chief Justice for Administration and Management
Robert A. Mulligan confirmed the appointment.
Wasserman is well known to this court, and has always
been a consummate professional," Clerk-Magistrate Valcourt
said. "For seventeen years she has effectively performed
the duties of Assistant District Attorney, and prosecutor,
in both the Adult and Juvenile Divisions of the District
Court. During that time, and for the past seven months
as a temporary Assistant Clerk-Magistrate, she has consistently
displayed sound judgment, an excellent work ethic, and
an impressive knowledge of the laws of the Commonwealth.
I know that she will prove to be an outstanding Assistant
Clerk-Magistrate, and will be a great asset to our court
and to the community for many years to come."
Wasserman served as an Assistant District Attorney for
Bristol County from 1988 until she began working for
the Court. An adjunct professor at Western New England
College, she teaches criminal law, ethics, and the judicial
process to graduate and undergraduate students. After
completing law school, she engaged in private practice
from 1985 to 1987. She received a J.D. degree and a B.A.
degree from Emory University.
duties of an Assistant Clerk-Magistrate include assisting
judges in the courtroom; recording the court's rulings
and decisions; conducting show cause hearings, small
claims hearings, and civil motor vehicle appeals for
traffic citations; scheduling court events; executing
court documents; implementing decisions of sitting judges;
and assisting in the supervision of court employees in
the Clerk-Magistrate's office.
Fall River District Court's jurisdiction includes Fall
River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, and Freetown. The
Court conducts sessions at two locations: 45 Rock Street
and 289 Rock Street in Fall River.