For Immediate Release - October 11, 2012

Chief Justice Robert A. Mulligan Appoints Attorney John J. Carroll, Jr. to the Commission on Judicial Conduct

Chief Justice of the Trial Court Robert A. Mulligan today announced the appointment of Attorney John J. Carroll, Jr. of Lincoln to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective November 1, 2012.  The term will expire on October 31, 2018.  Mr. Carroll has served as an alternate member of the Commission on Judicial Conduct since 2008.

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 Justices 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.

Mr. Carroll has been an attorney at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. in Boston since 1985.  Previously, he practiced law at Parker, Coulter, Daley & White in Boston for five years.  Earlier in his career he was an attorney with Legal Services, first in South Dakota, then in the Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley offices.

Active in bar associations and legal affairs, Mr. Carroll served as a hearing officer for the Board of Bar Overseers from 2001-2007.  A Holmes Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, he received its President's Award in 2008.  He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Boston Legal Services and has held several leadership positions in the Massachusetts Bar Association over many years.  He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine.

A resident of Lincoln, Mr. Carroll graduated from Boston College in 1968, served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971, and graduated from Boston University Law School in 1974.