Carey named the next chief justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court

Issue June 2013

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.