Lawyers Journal

Past MBA president on new Court Management Advisory Board

The SJC has named 12 members to the Court Management Advisory Board, which will advise SJC justices and the Chief Justice for Administration and Management on all matters of judicial reform including, but not limited to, a proposal for the allocation of resources based on the demonstrated workload of each court. The board was formed following legislation in 2003 and was recommended in the 2003 Report of the Visiting Committee on Management in the Courts, headed by J. Donald Monan, S.J., chancellor of Boston College.

Panel members include:

Former MBA President Leo V. Boyle, a partner at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Fitzgerald in Boston, former president of the American Trial Lawyers Association and current member of the MBA's 2003 Court Study Task Force;

Linda K. Carlisle, management consultant to public and nonprofit clients and past Department of Social Services commissioner from 1993-99;

MBA member Gene D. Dahmen, partner with Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C. in Boston, former president of the Boston Bar Association and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation whose practice is primarily in family law and mediation;

Janet Fine, executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance;

David Fubini, director of the Boston office of McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm that provided significant pro bono assistance to the Visiting Committee on Management in the Courts;

Robert P. Gittens, vice president for Public Affairs at Northeastern University who previously served as secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Humans Services, commissioner of the Department of Youth Services, member and chair of the Boston School Committee, first assistant Suffolk County district attorney and chair of the Parole Board;

MBA member Michael B. Keating, past president of the Boston Bar Association and Crime and Justice Foundation, partner at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston and chair of the Litigation Department, chair of the Boston Bar Association's Task Force on Sentencing and a former member of the U.S. District Court's Panel of Criminal Defense Counsel;

Stephanie S. Lovell, first assistant attorney general of Massachusetts and designee to the board by Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly;

MBA member Hon. Neil L. Lynch, a retired Supreme Judicial Court justice and current settlement counsel for the First Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals;

Anne Margulies, first executive director of OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and previously held senior information technology management positions at Harvard University and chief operating officer for a private-sector firm;

Thomas O'Brien, dean of the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and formerly financial vice president at Harvard University; and

Elizabeth Pattullo, president and chief executive officer of Beacon Health Strategies and previous executive director for Mental Health Management of America who currently serves on the faculty of both the Brandeis Heller School of Social Policy and Harvard Medical School.

"I am deeply grateful to the members of the Court Management Advisory Board who have generously agreed to assist the judiciary in the area of management reform," said SJC Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall.

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