Governor Baker Nominates Judge Catherine H. Ham As Associate Justice Of The Superior Court

By Kasib Shah –

Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Judge Catherine H. Ham of the Boston Municipal Court as Associate Justice of the Superior Court.

Judge Ham who has more than 15 years of legal experience began her legal career in 2004 as a staff attorney for the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts’ Benefits and Family Unit. While there, Judge Ham represented indigent persons and domestic violence victims in Probate Court.

From 2005 to 2019, Judge Ham worked as an Assistant District Attorney, first for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and then for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, where she tried cases for the Homicide, Senior Trial, and Child Protection units. 

In 2019, she was appointed by Governor Baker to her current position as Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court, where she has presided over everything from criminal and civil trials to mental health civil commitments.

Judge Ham is also an active member of the Justice Harry J. Elam Judicial Conference, the Boston Inn of Court, and the National Association of Women Judges.

Additionally, She is an Associate Editor of the Massachusetts Law Review.

Attorney Ham earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Haverford College and her Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law.

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