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Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012
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News from the courts

Massachusetts Court System FY 2011 Annual Report released; Carey reappointed chief justice of the Probate & Family Court

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Massachusetts Court System FY 2011 Annual Report released

Click here to view the submitted Annual Report on the State of the Massachusetts Court System for Fiscal Year 2011.

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Carey reappointed chief justice of the Probate & Family Court

CareyTrial Court Chief Justice Robert A. Mulligan has announced the reappointment of Chief Justice Paula M. Carey of the Probate and Family Court to a second five-year term in accordance with G.L. c211B, §5. Carey's new five-year term will commence on Sept. 27, 2012.

Carey was appointed as a judge in the Probate and Family Court in 2001. In 2004 the Massachusetts Judges Conference presented her with a Judicial Excellence Award and in 2006, she received the Daniel J. Toomey Judicial Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association. Other awards include the Distinguished Jurist Award from the Mass. Association of Women Lawyers (2009), Boston Bar Association Citation of Excellence (2011), Middlesex Bar Association Distinguished Jurist Award (2011) and the Haskell Freedman Award of the Mass. Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2011).

The Probate and Family Court Department is comprised of 14 divisions with 51 authorized judicial positions across the commonwealth. The Massachusetts Trial Court includes seven court departments with 380 judges who deliver justice to thousands of people daily in 101 courthouses across the state.

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