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

Updated May 26, 2017


Supreme Judicial Court

No current vacancies.

Please click here for information regarding Supreme Judicial Court vacancies. 

Appeals Court

The Honorable Judd J. Carhart
(May 1, 2017)

Superior Court

The Honorable Frank M. Gaziano
(August 17, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed

The Honorable Kenneth V. Desmond, Jr.
(August 19, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed

The Honorable James R. Lemire
(September 21, 2016)

The Honorable Richard T. Tucker
(January 2, 2017)

The Honorable Richard E. Welch, III
(January 9, 2017)

The Honorable Robert J. Kane
(February 26, 2017)

The Honorable E. Susan Garsh
(May 18, 2017)


Probate & Family Court

Circuit
The Honorable Lucille A. DiLeo
(March 4, 2016)
Posted. Application Deadline: Closed.

Circuit
The Honorable Gregory Roach
(October 7, 2016)

Circuit
The Honorable Stephen M. Rainaud
(December 1, 2016)

The Honorable Elaine M. Moriarty
(April 29, 2017)


Land Court

No current vacancies. 


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 21, 2016 there are 139 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 (vice Kilmartin, 7/7/14)
• Cambridge (vice Hourihan, 11/22/16)
• Concord (vice Wexler, 8/19/16)
• Eastern Hampshire (vice Losapio, 9/21/15)
• Fitchburg (vice Mandell, 5/5/15)
• Framingham (vice Stoddart, 3/7/16)
• Gardner (vice Philbin, 1/30/10)
• Ipswich (vice Cornetta, 12/31/15)
• Milford (vice Gilligan, 5/24/16)
• 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)
• Northern 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)
• Salem (vice Lauranzano, 10/29/15)
• Southern Berkshire (vice Rutberg, 4/22/15)
• Springfield (vice Gordon, 7/15/15)
• Uxbridge (vice Virostek, 12/27/81)
• Westborough (vice Waickowski, 1/15/11)
• Winchendon (vice Garbose, 3/10/85)
• Winchendon (vice Virzi, 1/10/17)
• Woburn (vice Cremens, 4/23/17)


District Court Clerk-Magistrate

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

Chicopee District Court
Paul M. Kozikowski
(July 8, 2016)

Wrentham District Court
Edward J. Doherty
(September 26, 2016)

Orange District Court
Laurie N. Dornig
(January 11, 2017)

Westborough District Court
Maryann Pozzessere
(January 13, 2017)


Boston Municipal Court

The Honorable Robert J. McKenna, Jr.
(June 10, 2016)

Boston Municipal Court Clerk-Magistrate

No current vacancies.

Juvenile Court

Suffolk County Juvenile Court
The Honorable Stephen M. Limon
(October 10, 2016)

The Honorable Lawrence Moniz
(May 17, 2017)


Juvenile Court Clerk-Magistrate

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

Worcester County Division
Craig D. Smith
(January 16, 2017)