This list includes all current judicial and clerk-magistrate vacancies.

Updated February 5, 2016


Supreme Judicial Court

No current vacancies.


Appeals Court

The Honorable R. Marc Kantrowitz

(August 14, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.

The Honorable Francis R. Fecteau

(September 1, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.



Superior Court

The Honorable Diane M. Kottmyer
(January 9, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.

The Honorable Frances A. McIntyre
(January 9, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.

The Honorable Patrick F. Brady
(January 23, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.

The Honorable Carol S. Ball
(May 31, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.

The Honorable C. Jeffrey Kinder
(November 24, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed. 

The Honorable Bertha D. Josephson
(February 1, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed

The Honorable Richard T. Moses
(January 3, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed


Probate & Family Court
 

Hampden County Division
The Honorable Geoffrey R. German
(December 31, 2015)


Land Court

The Honorable Alexander H. Sands
(July 6, 2015)
Posted. Application Deadline: Closed.


Housing Court

No current vacancies.


Housing Court Clerk-Magistrate    

No current vacancies.


District Court

NOTE: A maximum of 158 District Court judges may be appointed at any particular time.
M.G.L.c. 211B, § 2 & M.G.L. c. 218, § 6. 

As of October 30, 2015, there are 143 District Court judges appointed to the District Court.

Subject to the statutory cap, vacancies may be filled as circuit appointments or for any of the "named" statutory positions that are not filled at this time:
 

Ayer District Court (vice Kilmartin)
Barnstable District Court (vice Lynch) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
Brookline District Court (vice O'Dea) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
Cambridge District Court (vice Singleton) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
Chelsea (vice Maldonado, 4/16/13) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
Fitchburg (vice Mandell, 5/5/15)
Gardner (vice Philbin, 1/30/10)
Hingham (vice Marini, 6/30/15)
Nantucket (vice O’Neill, 4/3/15)
Natick (vice McGuinness, 2/23/15)
Newburyport (vice Melahn, 9/1/08)
Newburyport (vice O’Leary, 7/30/10)
Newton (vice Klein, 7/31/15)
N. Berkshire (vice Ripps, 4/4/15)
Orange (vice Merrigan, 3/1/02)
Orange (vice Schubert, 1/9/10)
Palmer (vice Cote, 11/7/09)
Pittsfield (vice Barbalunga, 9/14/06)
Pittsfield (vice Koenigs, 7/21/14) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
Salem (vice Lauranzano, 10/29/15)
S. Berkshire (vice Rutberg, 4/22/15)
Springfield (vice Mason, 1/2/15) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
Springfield (vice Williams, 3/27/15)
Springfield (vice Gordon, 7/15/15)
Uxbridge (vice Losapio, 9/21/15)
Uxbridge (vice Virostek, 12/27/81)
Westborough (vice Waickowski, 1/15/11)
Winchendon (vice Garbose, 3/10/85)
Woburn (vice Harvey, 3/7/15) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
Worcester (vice Brennan, 11/15/06) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)


 
District Court Clerk-Magistrate

Winchendon District Court
The Honorable Daniel F. Langelier
(March 19, 2011)



Boston Municipal Court

Central Division
The Honorable Ernest L. Sarason
(January 23, 2015)

The Honorable Patricia E. Bernstein
(September 3, 2015)


Boston Municipal Court Clerk-Magistrate

No current vacancies.


Juvenile Court

Essex County Division
The Honorable Sally F. Padden
(June 22, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline. Closed

Bristol Juvenile Court
The Honorable Bettina Borders
(December 7, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline. Closed

Boston Juvenile Court
The Honorable Marjory A. German
(August 24, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline. Closed
 
Hampden Juvenile Court
The Honorable Patricia Dunbar
(November 2, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline. Closed


Juvenile Court Clerk-Magistrate

Bristol County Division
The Honorable Ronald C. Arruda
(December 26, 2014)