Sources tell the "Boston Globe" that former Belchertown District Court chief justice Thomas Estes is expected to resign on Friday.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered an indefinite suspension without pay for Estes on Thursday after he admitted to having sex with a court worker in the court building.
If he does not step down, only the Legislature and Governor Charlie Baker have the power to force the judge to do so.
State Representative Kate Campanale of Worcester has filed a resolution for the removal.
Neither Estes nor his attorney have commented.