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Vacancies on the Clients' Security Board; Mulligan appoints Carroll to the Commission on Judicial Conduct; Amendment to SJC Rule 3:03

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Vacancies on the Clients' Security Board

The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court invite applications for appointment to the Clients' Security Board. Two vacancies will occur on the board in December 2012, due to the expiration of terms of incumbent members.

Under S.J.C. Rule 4:04, the board manages the fund used to discharge the bar's collective responsibility with respect to losses caused to the public by defalcations of members of the bar. For these vacancies, the justices are seeking applications from experienced attorneys who are trial lawyers with experience in personal injury and attorneys who practice in the area of trusts and estates.

Resumes, with a cover letter, should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, to:

Pamela B. Lyons, administrative attorney
Supreme Judicial Court
John Adams Courthouse, Suite 2500
One Pemberton Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617) 557-1071
[e-mail Pamela.Lyons]

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Mulligan appoints Carroll to the Commission on Judicial Conduct


Carroll JohnChief Justice of the Trial Court Robert A. Mulligan has announced the appointment of John J. Carroll Jr. of Lincoln to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective Nov. 1, 2012. The term will expire on Oct. 31, 2018. Carroll has served as an alternate member of the Commission on Judicial Conduct since 2008.

The Commission on Judicial Conduct, established in 1978, investigates allegations of misconduct by state judges. Pursuant to G.L.c. 211, §1, three judges are appointed by the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court; three attorneys are appointed by the chief justice of the trial court; and three lay persons are appointed by the governor to six-year terms.

Carroll has been an attorney at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow PC in Boston since 1985. Previously, he practiced law at Parker, Coulter, Daley & White in Boston for five years. Earlier in his career he was an attorney with Legal Services, first in South Dakota, then in the Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley offices.

A former Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates, Executive Management Board and Governance Committee member, Carroll received the 2008 Massachusetts Bar Foundation's President's Award. In addition, Carroll served as a hearing officer for the Board of Bar Overseers from 2001 to 2007.

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Amendment to SJC Rule 3:03

The Supreme Judicial Court has approved changes to Rule 3:03 of the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court effective Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.

Click here to view the rule change.

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