Issue November 2004

Time standards, staffing, construction and more mark busy first year for CJAM

The Hon. Robert A. Mulligan has just been in charge of the Trial Court for a little more than a year. But already the Chief Justice for Administration and Management has instituted time standards in every court department, hired 135 new court security officers, revamped two major court construction projects and is about to release a court staffing model, one of the court's most in-depth projects in recent history.

Keep it going: Delegates urge continued momentum on bar advocate pay issue

Members of the House of Delegates are adamant that the issue of providing adequate pay for bar counsel gets resolved soon and are urging fellow attorneys to keep momentum going.

"We really can't let our guard down," said House of Delegates member Peter T. Elikann during the HOD's kickoff meeting of the year, which was held Sept. 29 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Helping hands

Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall spoke during the recent annual meeting of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL). Pictured (from left) are LCL Executive Director Bonnie Waters, LCL Vice President Frances McIntyre, Marshall, LCL President Michael Fredrickson and Massachusetts Bar Association President Kathleen O'Donnell. LCL is the state's sole lawyer assistance program, providing help to lawyers, judges and law students who are experiencing any level of impairment in their ability to function as a result of personal, mental health, addiction or medical problems.