For Immediate Release - December 22, 2015

Governor Baker Nominates Linda Sable to Massachusetts Juvenile Court

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker has nominated attorney Linda Sable to the Massachusetts Juvenile Court, whose jurisdiction includes civil and criminal matters including delinquencies, youthful offender cases, care and protections, and children requiring assistance.

“Linda has had an exceptional career as an attorney in the Commonwealth, specifically with regard to her commitment to the juvenile justice system,” said Governor Baker. “We are certain her experience and understanding of the privilege of this service will make her a valuable addition to the Massachusetts Juvenile Court and the decisions that affect children and their families.”

The mission of the Juvenile Court is to protect children from abuse and neglect, promote opportunities for children to reside in a safe, stable, permanent family, strengthen families, rehabilitate juveniles, and protect the public from delinquent and criminal behavior. The Juvenile Court has a commitment to deciding all cases fairly and impartially with dedication, integrity and professionalism. Forty-one judges serve the Juvenile Court in over 40 locations throughout the Commonwealth. 

“We are confident that Attorney Sable’s strong management skills will allow her to balance the large caseloads of this court while being mindful that swift access to justice and the opportunity to impact children’s lives in a positive way are of the utmost importance,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito.

Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission and recommended to the Governor. All judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council.

About Linda Sable:

Linda G. Sable of Cohasset, MA, was raised in Livingston, NJ, and graduated cum laude from UMass Amherst before obtaining her JD from Vermont Law School in 1987.  Sable began her legal career in 1988 as a Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney trying cases in District, Superior and Juvenile Courts.  In 1990, she began serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau, before becoming a partner at her own firm, Sable & Wright, in Plymouth, specializing in criminal and civil litigation in the District, Superior and Probate Courts and represented juvenile clientele in delinquency hearings through the Juvenile Justice Program for the Plymouth County Bar Advocates.  Following a five year hiatus from private practice to work for one year as in-house counsel and then four years as a Senior Manager for IBM in Cambridge, Sable returned to her own practice in 2002 in Hull, where she maintains a caseload of civil and criminal litigation with a focus on family law, school law, and care and protection cases in the Juvenile Court. She also serves as the Plymouth County Resource Attorney for CPCS, providing trainings and trial practice advice to counsel who accept Children and Family Law cases.

For more information about the Massachusetts Juvenile Court, visithttp://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/trial-court/juv/.

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