The Brockton Trial Court will be officially designated as the George N. Covett Courthouse in honor of the late Honorable George N. Covett, the presiding justice of the Brockton District Court from 1968 to 1987, at a ceremony in the courthouse. A lifelong resident of Brockton, he was a leading force in the effort to secure a new Brockton courthouse for the community he served for nearly four decades. His extraordinary commitment to juvenile justice led to the establishment of a youthful offenders program in the city. He also helped to make Brockton District Court the first computerized court in the Commonwealth in 1972. In 1999, he was awarded the Chief Justice Allan M. Hale Career Service Award by the Plymouth Bar Association. The son of Greek immigrants, Judge Covett was a graduate of Suffolk University Law School.
The ceremony will include an invocation by Reverend John Kiramarios of the Annunciation Church in Brockton and a reading of the House of Representatives Resolution commemorating the renaming of the courthouse. Following the event, a reception will be held in the courthouse rotunda.