SUPERIOR COURT JUSTICES
APPOINT NEW CLERK-MAGISTRATE
FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY
Court Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse today announced
the appointment of Joseph M. Rubino as the new Clerk-Magistrate
for Criminal Business in Suffolk County, effective January
20, 2006. Mr. Rubino is currently the First Assistant
Clerk in that office. He will fill the position held
by Clerk-Magistrate John A. Nucci, who recently announced
that he will be leaving his position on January 20, 2006.
to G.L. c.54, § 142, when such a vacancy occurs, the
Justices of the Superior Court may appoint a Clerk-Magistrate
until a Clerk is formally elected and administered the
oath of office. An election will take place next November,
and a Clerk Magistrate will take the oath of office in
January 2007 for a six-year term.
Rubino has been the Suffolk County First Assistant Clerk
for Criminal Business for 17 years and has worked in that
office for 36 years.
Justice Rouse said, "First Assistant Clerk Rubino
is highly regarded by judges, clerks, and staff in the
Suffolk County Clerk's Office and is committed to
the Superior Court's initiatives to implement time
standards and other case management efforts. The Justices
of the Superior Court look forward to working with him
in his new capacity as Clerk-Magistrate."