SJC names new Court Management Advisory Board
The justices of the Supreme Judicial Court announced on Sept. 13
the members of the new Court Management Advisory Board.
The CMAB, according to Massachusetts General Law enacted in 2003,
advises the SJC 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 following have been appointed for a three-year term:
- Hon. John J. Curran Jr, retired first justice
of the Leominster District Court.
- William J. Dailey Jr., Esq., senior partner at
the Boston law firm Sloane and Walsh LLP, where he specializes in
- Helen G. Drinan, president of Simmons College
- Ruth Ellen Fitch, Esq., president and chief
executive officer of the Dimock Community Health Center.
- John A. Grossman, undersecretary of Forensic
Science and Technology for the Massachusetts Executive Office of
Public Safety and Security.
- Glenn Mangurian, a business leader with 35
years of experience in industry and management consulting. He also
serves as an executive-in-residence at the University of
- Ralph C. Martin II, Esq., managing partner of
Bingham McCutchen's Boston office. He is the former district
attorney for Suffolk County, serving in that position from
- Marilynne R. Ryan, Esq., an attorney at the
Walpole law firm Ryan & Faenza, where she specializes in family
- Harry Spence, Esq., a lecturer at the Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University. He was formerly the
commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services,
serving from 2001-07.
The following are ex officio members of the advisory
- Edward R. Bedrosian Jr. , Esq., the first
assistant attorney general for Massachusetts and serves as the
designee of ex officio member Attorney General Martha Coakley.
- Janet E. Fine, executive director of the
Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.
"I am deeply grateful to these talented, experienced leaders who
have agreed to serve on the Court Management Advisory Board," said
SJC Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall. "We appreciate their
generous commitment to assisting the judiciary in its ongoing
management reform efforts. Their external perspective and
management expertise will help the courts continue to improve the
administration of justice at every level of the court
The CMAB was recommended in the 2003 Report of the Visiting
Committee on Management in the Courts, which proposed significant
management reforms in the court system, including the development
of staffing models and time standards.
The members of the original board, appointed in 2004, served two
three-year terms, completing their tenure in June 2010. Under the
provisions of the statute, they were not eligible for
"I also want to thank the outgoing members of the inaugural board
who provided valuable guidance under the leadership of attorney
Michael Keating through the varied challenges of our initial reform
efforts," Marshall said.
The outgoing board members who served two terms are: Leo V. Boyle,
Linda Carlisle, Gene Dahmen, David Fubini, Robert Gittens, Michael
Keating, Hon. Neil Lynch, Anne Margulies, Thomas O'Brien and