BMC magistrate pick has experience in Dot’s court

Gov. Baker’s nominee for a clerk magistrate’s post in the Boston Municipal Court, Helen White, arrives with nearly three decades of experience in the courts. The governor nominated her to serve in the Charlestown division of the BMC on Oct. 6.

Since 2015, White has worked as the assistant clerk magistrate for the Dorchester division of the BMC, a job where she has been responsible for reviewing police reports, criminal complaints, affidavits and warrants, conducting show cause hearings, and presiding over small claims trials, according to Baker’s office.

White started her career in 1993 as a courtroom procedures clerk for the Boston Municipal Court. From 1994 until 2000 she worked as a sessions clerk. In 2000, she became a BMC operations supervisor, a position she held until 2014.

She is also a certified official in basketball, hockey, and lacrosse.

The BMC has 30 judges serving in eight court divisions.

The court handles criminal and civil cases, and also has jurisdiction on matters like unemployment compensation appeals and firearms license appeals.

“Helen White’s decades of experience in the Boston Municipal Court’s Dorchester Division have greatly prepared her for this office,” Baker said in a statement.