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Framingham woman appointed as Marlborough District Court judge

Posted by John Swinconeck  July 19, 2013 12:37 PM

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Jennifer A. Stark of Framingham has been confirmed as Associate Justice of the Marlborough District Court.

Stark’s was nominated by Gov. Deval Patrick and her nomination was approved by the Governor's Council. Both events occurred July 17, according to Patrick spokesperson July Hanscom.

According to a statement from the governor's office, Stark has been serving in leadership positions in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office since 2007, first as the Chief of the Policy and Government Division. Since November 2012 she was the Chief of the Business and Labor Bureau.

Stark started her legal career as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Superior Court and as a civil litigation associate at Mintz Levin. From 2003 to 2007 she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, prosecuting district court cases and supervising prosecutors in Framingham and Marlborough District Courts.

Stark graduated cum laude from Northeastern University in 1995, and earned her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law in 2000.

She is the daughter of James Alan Fox, professor of Criminology at Northeastern University who writes the Crime And Punishment for Boston.com, and the daughter-in-law of Framingham Selectman Charlie Sisitsky.

Stark is filling the vacancy at Marlborough District Court of retiring Justice Lynda M. Connolly.

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