The Massachusetts Bar Association supports the selection of
Probate & Family Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey as the next
chief justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court.
"Chief Justice Carey started in the trenches of law practice and
worked her way up through the Probate Court system as a hard
working, innovative justice," MBA Chief Operating Officer and Chief
Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy said. "We couldn't be more pleased
with the Supreme Judicial Court's selection."
"The Massachusetts Bar Association applauds the selection of a
proven court leader to the position of Chief Justice of the Trial
Court," Healy said.
Known for her work ethic and problem solving skills, Carey has
commanded the Probate & Family Court through a time of great
financial strain. Carey was promoted to chief justice of the
Probate & Family Court in 2007 after six years as associate
justice, a post she was appointed to by Gov. Paul Cellucci. She
previously worked as an attorney for 15 years. For years, she was
an active member of the MBA.