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Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012
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Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

News from the courts

Hillman honored at public ceremony

On Nov. 30, 2011, President Barack H. Obama nominated Timothy S. Hillman to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts as the successor to Judge Nancy Gertner upon her retirement. Hillman was confirmed by the Senate on June 4, 2012 and received his commission on June 6, 2012. The Oath of Office was administered initially by Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf on June 7, 2012.

A public ceremony in honor of Hillman, during which the Oath of Office was again administered, was held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Hanover Theatre, 554 Main St., in Worcester.  Senator  Scott  Brown  and Congressman James McGovern participated in the ceremony.

Since  February  2006,  Hillman has served as a U.S.  Magistrate  Judge  for  the  District  of  Massachusetts. He  was instrumental  in establishing the court's RESTART program for high risk  offenders,  with  a  goal  of  reducing  recidivism and reintegrating ex-offenders into the community with an emphasis on employment skills. Hillman has also  served  as a justice for the Massachusetts Superior Court and as presiding justice in both the Worcester District Court and the Gardner District Court.


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