The Judicial Selection Process

The Massachusetts Judicial Selection Process - The Making of a Judge


The path to judicial selection can be arduous. Candidates are vetted through both public and private bodies including: the Judicial Nomination Commission, the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments and the Governor's Council.

MBA's A Guide to the Massachusetts Judicial Selection Process gives a step-by-step account of how the process works. This second edition covers the most recent Executive Order filed by Governor Deval L. Patrick which established the current Judicial Nomination Commission.

Click here to view the Guide to the Massachusetts Judicial Selection Process.

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