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Media Contact for Governor Baker Nominates Nella Lussier of Bridgewater as Clerk Magistrate of the Housing Court
Brendan Moss, Press Secretary, Governor's Office
BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Nella M. Lussier of Bridgewater to the position of Clerk Magistrate of the Housing Court. Attorney Lussier has 22 years of legal experience in the private sector.
“Attorney Lussier’s knowledge and management experience qualifies her to serve as Clerk Magistrate,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to submit her name to Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”
“Attorney Lussier’s practice representing a variety of clients and managing attorneys in a busy firm has prepared her well to serve as Clerk Magistrate of the Housing Court,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “I am confident that, if confirmed, she will treat all parties fairly and thoughtfully.”
The Housing Court oversees civil and criminal actions that involve the health, safety, or welfare of homeowners or those who live in residential housing. The courts hear eviction cases, small claims cases, civil action suits, and other cases related to residential housing. Led by Chief Justice Timothy F. Sullivan, the Housing Court has 15 statutory judges that sit across the Court’s five divisions which include the Central, Eastern, Northeast, Southeast and Western Divisions. The Housing Court was granted statewide jurisdiction in 2017.
For more information about the Housing Court, please visit their homepage.
Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, non-political Commission composed of volunteers from a cross-section of the Commonwealth's diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April 2015.
About Nella M. Lussier:
Attorney Nella M. Lussier has practiced at the firm of Lynch and Lynch in Easton since 1996. As an attorney she was responsible for management of the real estate department, including matters involving residential real estate closings, purchase and sale agreements, leases, rental contracts, and representing landlords and tenants in the Housing Court. Attorney Lussier also managed civil litigation files relating to auto, property and general liability. Lussier earned her B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College in 1990 and her J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law in 1996.