On Dec. 5, 2012, the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial
Conduct voted not to pursue disciplinary action against First
Justice Raymond G. Dougan Jr. of the Boston Municipal Court.
Although the Massachusetts Bar Association did not take a position
on the complaint that prompted the CJC's investigation, the
association did file an amicus brief last spring citing concerns
about the commission's request to access Dougan's mental notes and
thought processes. Visit /media/1220805/amicus%20in%20re%20a%20subpoena.pdf
to view the brief by Thomas J. Carey Jr. (Collora LLP) and MBA
Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy.
Following the CJC decision, comments from Healy and chair of the
MBA's Committee on Fair and Impartial Courts Thomas M. Hoopes were
featured in coverage by The Boston Globe and
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.