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

Updated August 23, 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 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

The Honorable Bonnie H. MacLeod
(June 1, 2016)

The Honorable Frank M. Gaziano
(August 17, 2016)

The Honorable Kenneth V. Desmond, Jr.
(August 19, 2016)

The Honorable David A. Lowy
(August 23, 2016)

The Honorable Kimberly S. Budd
(August 24, 2016)


Probate & Family Court

Hampden County Division
The Honorable Geoffrey R. German
(December 31, 2015)
Posted. Application deadline: July 22, 2016

Worcester County Division
The Honorable Lucille A. DiLeo
(March 4, 2016)
(Posted. Application deadline: Closed)

Plymouth Division
The Honorable Catherine P. Sabaitis
(March 9, 2016)
(Posted. Application deadline: Closed)

Bristol County Division
The Honorable Anthony R. Nesi
(July 22, 2016)

Land Court

The Honorable Alexander H. Sands
(July 6, 2015)
Posted. Application Deadline: July 28, 2016


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 August 10, 2016 there are 141 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)
• Barnstable (vice Carpenter, 12/3/15)
• Chelsea (vice Maldonado, 4/16/13) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
• 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)
• Haverhill (vice Swan, 4/20/16)
• 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)
• New Bedford (vice Moynahan 6/15/16)
• 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)
• Pittsfield (vice Koenigs, 7/21/14) (Posted. Application deadline: Closed.)
• Plymouth (vice Minehan, 12/31/15)
• 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)
• 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)

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

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)

Boston Juvenile Court
The Honorable Marjory A. German
(August 24, 2015) (Posted. Application deadline. Closed)

Franklin/Hampshire County Division
The Honorable James G. Collins
(August 2, 2016)
 
Juvenile Court Clerk-Magistrate

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