Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Richard A. Eustis to the position of Associate Justice of the Milford District Court. Eustis has over twenty years of experience practicing law, serving most recently as the First Assistant Clerk Magistrate for the Milford District Court after years working with Greenwald, Greenwald, Powers, \u0026 Eustis LLP, the Judge Advocate General\u2019s Corp in the United States Navy, and the Barnstable County District Attorney\u2019s Office.\n\n\t\t\t\u201cRichard Eustis\u2019s extensive service to the Massachusetts court system and our nation has provided him with an analytical background and compassionate demeanor that will well serve all who appear before him in the District Court,\u201d said Governor Baker. \u201cI am pleased to submit his name for the Governor\u2019s Council\u2019s advice and consent.\u201d\n\n\t\t\t\u201cAttorney Eustis\u2019 enthusiastic commitment to helping our Commonwealth\u2019s next generation through coaching, volunteering, teaching, and serving as a foster parent, all while maintaining an active legal career and military service, speaks to his selfless character,\u201d said Lt. Governor Polito. \u201cI am confident, if confirmed, his experience, wisdom and demeanor will serve the Court well.\u201d\n\n\t\t\tThe District Court hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other types of cases. District Court criminal jurisdiction extends to all felonies punishable by a sentence up to five years, and many other specific felonies with greater potential penalties; all misdemeanors; and all violations of city and town ordinances and by-laws. The District Court is located in 62 courts across the Commonwealth.\n\n\t\t\tFor more information about the District Courts, please visit: http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/trial-court/dc/\n\n\t\t\tJudicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor\u2019s 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\u0027s diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April, 2015.\u00a0\n\n\t\t\tAbout Richard A. Eustis\n\n\t\t\tRichard A. Eustis currently serves as the First Assistant Clerk Magistrate for the Milford District Court, where he oversees the management and administration of all court business. He presides over small claim trials, civil motor vehicle appeal hearings, and conducts bail hearings. Previously, he was the owner and sole proprietor of the Law Offices of Richard A. Eustis in Southborough, where he represented clients in Federal, Superior, District, and Probate Court. Eustis also has experience as a partner with Greenwald, Greenwald, Powers \u0026 Eustis LLP. From 1995-1999, he served as Trial Counsel for the Judge Advocate General\u2019s Corp with the United States Navy, where he conducted over 115 bench and jury trials in federal court and managed a staff of 18 service members. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rollins College and graduated with his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. He served as a prosecutor with the Barnstable County District Attorney\u2019s Office. He spends time volunteering as a basketball and soccer coach, with Food for the Poor, and is a foster parent with the Kennedy Donovan Center. He lives with his family in Medway.