Current vacancies

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

Updated July 10, 2018

Appeals Court

No current vacancies.

Superior Court

No current vacancies. 

Probate & Family Court

Circuit
The Honorable Gregory Roach
(October 7, 2016)

Plymouth
The Honorable James V. Menno
July 3, 2017

Land Court

No current vacancies. 

Housing Court

No current vacancies.

Housing Court Clerk-Magistrate    

Northeast Division
Paul J. Burke
(January 19, 2018)

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 June 22, 2017 there are 150 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)
• Brockton (vice Savignano, 7/30/17)
• Cambridge (vice Hourihan, 11/22/16)
• Clinton (vice Gardner, 5/31/2018)
• East Brookfield (vice LoConto 8/21/17)
• Eastern Hampshire (vice Losapio, 9/21/15)
• Fitchburg (vice Mandell, 5/5/15)
• Gardner (vice Philbin, 1/30/10)
• Ipswich (vice Cornetta, 12/31/15)
• Nantucket (vice O’Neill, 4/3/15)
• Newburyport (vice Melahn, 9/1/08)
• Newburyport (vice O’Leary, 7/30/10)
• Newton (vice Klein, 7/31/15)
• Northern Berkshire (vice Ripps, 4/4/15)
• Orange (vice Merrigan, 3/1/02)
• Orange (vice Schubert, 1/9/10)
• Palmer (vice Cote, 11/7/09)
• Southern Berkshire (vice Rutberg, 4/22/15)
• Uxbridge (vice Virostek, 12/27/81)
• Winchendon (vice Garbose, 3/10/85)
• Winchendon (vice Virzi, 1/10/17)
• Westfield (vice Contant, 5/3/18)

District Court Clerk-Magistrate

Westborough District Court
Maryann Pozzessere
(January 13, 2017)

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

Robert Moscow
Cambridge District Court
(July 8, 2017)

Plymouth District Court
John D. Fitzsimmons
(July 7, 2017)

Westfield District Court
Carol J. Casartello
(September 5, 2017) 

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

Boston Municipal Court

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

The Honorable Emogene Johnson Smith
(August 8, 2017) 

Boston Municipal Court Clerk-Magistrate

None. 


Juvenile Court

None.

Juvenile Court Clerk-Magistrate
 

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

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