Dugan appointed to Commission on Judicial Conduct
Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey recently announced the
appointment of John Dugan as an alternate member to the Commission
on Judicial Conduct, effective March 9. The term will expire on
March 8, 2021.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct, established in 1978,
investigates allegations of misconduct by state judges. Pursuant to
G.L. c.211 §1, three judges are appointed by the Chief Justice of
the Supreme Judicial Court, three attorneys are appointed by the
Chief Justice of the Trial Court and three lay persons are
appointed by the governor to six-year terms.
Dugan is a principal at the law firm of Doherty, Ciechanowski,
Dugan & Cannon in Franklin. His practice includes a
concentration in estate planning, fiduciary administration and
probate/fiduciary litigation and he is a frequent lecturer on these
topics. He is a past MBA vice president and past chair of the MBA's
Probate Law Section Council. He is also past president of the
Norfolk Bar Association, the Western Norfolk Bar Association and
former town moderator and vice chair of the Millis Charter
Commission. Attorney Dugan is a graduate of Holy Cross and Suffolk
University Law School.
Quinn appointed deputy court administrator for the Superior
Superior Court Chief Justice Judith Fabricant and Trial Court
Administrator Harry Spence recently announced the appointment of
Elaina Martina Quinn as deputy court administrator for the Superior
Court department of the Massachusetts Trial Court.
Quinn has served for the past 14 years as an assistant clerk in
the office of Suffolk County Clerk of Courts for Civil Business,
Michael Joseph Donovan. In that capacity, she has served on the
Superior Court MassCourts Implementation Committee and the
MassCourts Governance Committee, contributing her substantial
knowledge of Superior Court civil operations, as well as her
commitment to improvement of court processes. In 2013, she received
the Excellence in Court Administration Award from the Massachusetts
Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Prior to her service in the clerk's office, Quinn served as an
assistant district attorney in Middlesex and Norfolk counties,
prosecuting cases in both the district court and the Superior Court
and mentoring district court prosecutors. Quinn earned a bachelor's
degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and her law
degree from Suffolk University Law School.
CORRECTION: In last month's story about the retirement of
Bankruptcy Judge William Hillman, the print edition mistakenly
featured a photo of the U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S.
Hillman. The error has been corrected in the online edition.