Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012
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,
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.