Hearing for Patrick Sabbs’ judgeship nomination held in Springfield

Patrick Sabbs, seen at right in this WWLP file image, has been confirmed as a new judge in the Springfield District Court.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A hearing Wednesday night turned into a celebration for a western Massachusetts prosecutor nominated to sit on the Springfield District Court bench.

Lots of hugs and well wishes from friends, family and colleagues of Assistant Attorney General Patrick Sabbs. Governor Baker nominated Sabbs to be a Springfield District Court Judge.

Only favorable testimony was given during Wednesday night’s hearing at Springfield City Hall.

Before joining the Attorney General’s Western regional office, Sabbs had worked for 18 years as a prosecutor in the Hampden County District Attorney’s office.

Sabbs also worked as a news and production director at WWLP-TV 22News in the 1990’s, during which time he attended Western New England College School of Law.

A vote to confirm his judge’s nomination is scheduled for December 23rd.

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