Lawyers Journal

Updated The Making of a Judge available

The path to judicial selection can be arduous. Candidates are vetted through both public and private bodies, including: the Judicial Nomination Commission, the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments and the Governor's Council.

Written by MBA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy, the Massachusetts Bar Association's A Guide to the Massachusetts Judicial Selection Process: The Making of a Judge, gives a step-by-step account of how the process works.

This second edition covers the most recent executive order filed by Gov. Deval L. Patrick, which established the current Judicial Nomination Commission.

The guide is available online at www.massbar.org/publications/guide-to-the-massachusetts-judicial-selection-process.

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