• 7 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 4 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court are Selected:

Appointment, Executive Council Confirmation

The governor appoints justices, who must then be approved by the Governor’s Council, which is composed of eight members elected annually. Judges who are appointed and approved serve on the court until age 70.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map