SJC names two to oversight of lawyers assistance program

Issue January 2003

The Supreme Judicial Court has appointed attorneys and MBA members William A. McCormack of Weston and Lucy E. Reyes of Milton to the Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Oversight Committee for four-year terms, effective immediately.

Their terms will expire on June 1, 2006, and fill the vacant seats of attorneys Michael E. Mone and Gene D. Dahmen, whose terms expired June 1.

Established under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 4:07, the Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Oversight Committee, comprised of six lawyers appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court, oversees the appropriate use of funds for the operation of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL).

McCormack, a partner in the law firm of Bingham McCutcheon LLP in Boston, has been an adjunct faculty member of Boston College Law School. He is also a lecturer at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Reyes, a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, previously was a staff attorney and clinical instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. She began her legal career as a housing attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services. She also serves on the Community Law Center board in Jamaica Plain.

Founded in 1978, LCL is an independent, private, non-profit Massachusetts corporation. The state's sole lawyer assistance program, LCL assists lawyers, judges and law students who are experiencing any level of impairment in their ability to function as a result of addiction, mental health, personal or medical problems. LCL works cooperatively with the Supreme Judicial Court, the Board of Bar Overseers, state and local bar associations and the bar at large.