Supreme Judicial Court Appoints Committee to Study the Code of Judicial Conduct
The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court announce the appointment of the members of a newly-formed Committee to Study the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct. Appeals Court Justice Cynthia J. Cohen will chair this Committee. The Justices have asked the Committee to review the Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct in light of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct adopted by the American Bar Association in 2007. The current Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct, adopted in 2003, is based on the American Bar Association's Model Code of 1990.
In addition to Justice Cohen, the Justices have appointed the following to serve on the Committee:
|Honorable Peter W. Agnes, Jr .||Appeals Court|
|Professor Luke Bierman||Northeastern University School of Law|
|Honorable Kenneth V. Desmond, Jr.||Boston Municipal Court|
|Honorable Judith Fabricant||Superior Court|
|Honorable Linda S. Fidnick||Probate & Family Court|
|Lisa C. Goodheart, Esq.||Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C|
|Michael S. Greco, Esq.||K & L Gates LLP|
|Honorable Diana H. Horan||Housing Court|
|Honorable Angel Kelley-Brown||District Court|
|Professor Renee M. Landers||Suffolk University Law School|
|Honorable Mark D. Mason||District Court|
|Honorable James F. McHugh||Appeals Court (ret.)|
|Professor Nancy J. Moore||Boston University School of Law|
|Honorable Karyn F. Scheier||Chief Justice, Land Court|
|Honorable John S. Spinale||Juvenile Court|
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