For Immediate Release - September 18, 2002

CJC Sets Date for Public Hearing on Formal Charges against Judge Maria I. Lopez

BOSTON, MA (September 18, 2002) -- The Public Hearing on the Formal Charges against Superior Court Judge Maria I. Lopez will begin on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 9:00 AM. The Hearing will take place in Courtroom 9 on the fourth floor of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon Street, in Boston. The Hearing will be presided over by the Hearing Officer appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court, retired Chief Justice of the Housing Court Department, E. George Daher.

The Formal Charges and the Judge's Response are available on the Commission's web site: www.mass.gov/cjc. 

Also available on the web site are the Commission's statute and rules. This Hearing will take place pursuant to G.L. c.211C, §7 and Commission Rule 10.