My appointment as Chief Justice of the Trial Court becomes effective July 16, 2013, and pursuant to G.L. c. 211B, §5, I am initiating the process to appoint a Chief Justice for the District Court to a five-year term. Acting Chief Justice of the District Court Paul F. LoConto was appointed effective March 1, 2013, to serve until a new Chief Justice of the Trial Court was selected.

I now am soliciting nominations for the position of Chief Justice of the District Court. I also seek comments from judges, court employees, attorneys, and other interested persons on the condition and operations of the District Court Department; the priorities, future goals and direction of the court; and the role of the Chief Justice in leading the court to meet those goals.

All correspondence should be sent to my attention at the address below by Monday, July 22, 2013, or emailed to

Paula M. Carey
Chief Justice Designate of the Trial Court
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Floor 1M
Boston, MA 02108