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2019 and Previous Vacancies

The following are vacancies both voluntary and mandatory from 2019 and previous years that have not been filled.

Updated: June 1, 2020

Probate and Family Court

The Honorable Randy Kaplan

(September 13, 2019)

 

Housing Court

The Honorable Ann Chaplin

Southeastern Division

(December 6, 2019)

 

Housing Court Clerk Magistrate

Eastern Division

Robert L. Lewis

(October 18, 2019)

 

Juvenile Court

Dedham Division

The Honorable Mary M. McCallum

(July 31, 2019)

 

Lawrence Division

The Honorable Mark M. Newman

(August 10, 2019)

 

Juvenile Court Clerk-Magistrate

Worcester County Division
Craig D. Smith
(January 16, 2017)

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 January 29, 2020 there are 156 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 Hand, 3/31/2019)
      • Cambridge (vice Hourihan, 11/22/16)
      • Clinton (vice Gardner, 6/1/18)
      • East Brookfield (vice LoConto, 8/21/17)
      • Fall River (vice Nadeau, 7/9/18)
      • Ipswich (vice Cornetta, 12/31/15)
      • Marlborough (vice Hogan Sullivan, 11/16/18)
      • Nantucket (vice O’Neill, 4/3/15)
      • Nantucket (vice Dunn, 11/1/18)
      • Newburyport (vice O’Leary, 7/30/10)
      • Newton (vice Klein, 7/31/15)
      • Northampton (vice Goggins, 9/28/18)
      • Northern Berkshire (vice Ripps, 4/4/15)
      • Orange (vice Merrigan, 3/1/02)
      • Orange (vice Schubert, 1/9/10)
      • Orleans (vice Kirkman, 6/27/19)
      • Southern Berkshire (vice Rutberg, 4/22/15)
      • Springfield (vice Boyle, 8/22/18)
      • Uxbridge (vice Virostek, 12/27/81)
      • Winchendon (vice Garbose, 3/10/85)
      • Winchendon (vice Virzi, 1/10/17)
      • Wrentham (vice Abany, 12/23/19)

 

District Court Clerk-Magistrate

Hingham Division
Joseph A. Ligotti
(January 1, 2018)

Boston Municipal Court

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

 

 

 

 

 

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