In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Governor’s office submitted to SOURCE media.
BOSTON – This week, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Sarah F. Jubinville as Associate Justice of the District Court.
“Attorney Jubinville’s years of experience in the public sector and in private practice make her well-prepared for the judiciary,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “If confirmed, she will be a valuable addition to the District Court.”
“Having served as an Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Attorney Jubinville has deep knowledge of the court system and the individuals who come before it,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We are pleased to submit her name to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”
The District Court hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other types of cases. District Court criminal jurisdiction extends to all felonies punishable by a sentence up to five years, and many other specific felonies with greater potential penalties; all misdemeanors; and all violations of city and town ordinances and by-laws. The District Court is located in 62 courts across the Commonwealth.
Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, non-political Commission composed of volunteers from a cross-section of the Commonwealth’s diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April 2015.
Jubinville began her legal career as an intern in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office in 1998, as well as a secretary in the Family Protection Unit and later in the Brockton District Court Office until 2002.
In 2003, Attorney Jubinville became an associate attorney at McGivney, Kluger & Gannon, P.C. before joining Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C. as an associate focused on civil litigation cases until 2010.
Attorney Jubinville then began her own practice as a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Sarah F. Jubinville where she handled cases in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters.
In 2017, Attorney Jubinville joined the Plymouth County Superior Court Clerk’s Office as Assistant Clerk Magistrate, a position she still holds today. She has also served as a Norfolk County Bar Advocate and was court appointed to criminal matters in the County’s courts.
A resident of Milton, Attorney Jubinville received her bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in 1998 and her law degree from the New England School of Law in 2002