For Immediate Release - March 09, 2015

Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey Appoints Attorney John Dugan to the Commission on Judicial Conduct

BOSTON, MA -- Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey today announced the appointment of John Dugan of Millis as an alternate member to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective March 9, 2015. 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.

Mr. 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 president of the Norfolk Bar Association, the Western Norfolk Bar Association, past vice-president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and former Town Moderator and Vice Chair of the Millis Charter Commission. Attorney Dugan is a graduate of Holy Cross College and Suffolk University Law School.  

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