About the Committee
Following the recommendation of the Monan Committee, the Massachusetts Legislature in 2003 created the Court Management Advisory Board (the "CMAB") to advise and assist the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Chief Justice for Administration and Management (the "CJAM") on matters pertaining to judicial administration and management and all matters of judicial reform. As mandated by statute, the CMAB is comprised of twelve members, appointed according to the categories of experience set forth in the enabling statute, G.L. 211B, §6A.
Reports and Related Documents
- Court Management Advisory Board 2015 Report
- Court Management Advisory Board 2014 Report
- Court Management Advisory Board: 2009-2010 Annual Report file size 3MB
- Legislative Action Required to Achieve Managerial Excellence in the Trial Courts - Report of the Massachusetts Court Management Advisory Board (March 2010)
- Court Management Advisory Board: 2008 Annual Report
- Court Management Advisory Board: 2007 Annual Report
- Court Management Advisory Board: 2006 Annual Report
- Court Management Advisory Board: 2005 Annual Report file size 3MB
- Striving for Excellence in Judicial Administration
- Opinion Piece by J. Donald Monan, S.J. and Michael B. Keating, CMAB Chair
- Visiting Committee on Management in the Courts Report to Chief Justice Margaret Marshall file size 1MB
Hon. John J. Curran, Jr., retired First Justice of the Leominster District Court
Ruth Ellen Fitch, former President and Chief Executive Officer of The Dimock Center, and retired Partner, Palmer & Dodge
Hon. Gail Garinger, The Child Advocate, Office of The Child Advocate, and former First Justice of the Middlesex County Juvenile Court
Lisa C. Goodheart, Partner, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC
John A. Grossman, Partner and General Counsel, Third Sector Capital Partners
Scott Harshbarger, Senior Counsel, Proskauer, and former Massachusetts Attorney General
Allen B. Kachalia, MD, JD, Associate Chief Quality Officer, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
Gerard T. Leone, Jr., Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP, and former District Attorney for Middlesex County
Glenn Mangurian, Consultant, Frontier Works LLC
Denise Squillante, Esq., Denise Squillante PC
The following individuals serve as ex officio members of the board:
Liam Lowney, Executive Director, Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
Edward R. Bedrosian, Jr., First Assistant, Office of the Attorney General, designee of Attorney General Martha Coakley
Past Committee Members
Members of the Inaugural Court Management Advisory Board
Served from June 2004 - June 2010, unless otherwise noted.
Leo V. Boyle - partner at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Fitzgerald in Boston and former president of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Linda K. Carlisle - management consultant to public sector and non-profit clients, former Commissioner of the Department of Social Services.
Gene D. Dahmen - partner at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston, former president of the Boston Bar Association and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Dahmen's practice is primarily in family law and mediation.
Janet E. Fine - an ex officio member of the board, serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.
David S. Friedman - First Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts, served as the designee of ex officio member Attorney General Martha Coakley, from January 2007 - December 2009.
David G. Fubini - Director of the Boston office of McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, which provided significant pro bono assistance to the Visiting Committee on Management in the Courts.
Robert P. Gittens - Vice President for Public Affairs at Northeastern University and previously served as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
Michael B. Keating (Chair) - past president of the Boston Bar Association and the Crime and Justice Foundation, a partner at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston and chairman of the Litigation Department, previously served as chair of the Boston Bar Association's Task Force on Sentencing and is a former member of the U.S. District Court's Panel of Criminal Defense Counsel
Hon. Neil L. Lynch - retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.
Anne H. Margulies - Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth until the summer of 2010, formerly Executive Director of OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thomas O'Brien - former Dean of the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and previously was the Financial Vice President for Harvard University.
Elizabeth Pattullo - President and Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Health Strategies, former Director of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services.