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

Updated October 31, 2016


Supreme Judicial Court

No current vacancies.

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Appeals Court

No current vacancies

Superior Court

The Honorable Richard T. Moses
(January 1, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed

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

The Honorable Raymond Brassard
(July 14, 2016)

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 David A. Lowy
(August 23, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed

The Honorable Kimberly S. Budd
(August 24, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed

The Honorable Charles J. Hely
(September 9, 2016)

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

The Honorable Peter M. Lauriat
(September 22, 2016)


Probate & Family Court

Hampden County Division
The Honorable Geoffrey R. German
(December 31, 2015)
Posted. Application Deadline: Closed.

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)
Posted. Application Deadline: Closed.

Essex County Division
The Honorable Peter DiGangi
(October 2, 2016)

Worcester County Division
The Honorable Gregory Roach
(October 7, 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 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)
• Barnstable (vice Carpenter, 12/3/15)
• Chelsea (vice Maldonado, 4/16/13)
• Circuit (vice Johnson, 9/9/16)
• Circuit (vice Creedon, 9/16/16)
• 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)
• 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)
• 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)
• Wocester (vice Brennan, 11/15/06)


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)


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

Circuit
The Honorable James G. Collins
(August 2, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.

Hampden County Division
The Honorable Daniel J. Swords
(September 23, 2016)
Posted. Application deadline: Closed.

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


Juvenile Court Clerk-Magistrate

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