Current and Future 2019 Vacancies

This list includes all current and upcoming 2019 judicial and clerk-magistrate vacancies.

Updated October 23, 2019

Appeals Court

None.

Superior Court

The Honorable Daniel A. Ford
(August 8, 2019)

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

Circuit - Berkshire
The Honorable Judith Locke
(January 21, 2019) 

Dedham Division
The Honorable Mary M. McCallan
(July 31, 2019)

Lawrence Division
The Honorable Mark M. Newman
(August 10, 2019)

Lowell Division
The Honorable Jay D. Blitzman
(November 28, 2019)
 
Juvenile Court Clerk-Magistrate


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

Land Court

None. 

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 July 31, 2019 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)
•    Fall River (vice Sabra, 1/11/19)
•    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
The Honorable Stephen Abany
(December 24, 2019)


District Court Clerk-Magistrate


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


Worcester District Court
Thomas J. Noonan
(July 3, 2017) 


Ayer District Court
Wendy A. Wilton
(July 6, 2018)

Nantucket District Court
Donald P. Hart
(December 14, 2018)

Stoughton District Court
Robin E. Vaughn
(July 18, 2019)

Newburyport District Court
Kathryn Morris Early
(July 5, 2019)

Boston Municipal Court

The Honorable Robert J. McKenna, Jr.
(June 10, 2016)
Boston Municipal Court Clerk-Magistrate
None. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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