Honorable Charles R. Johnson Reappointed
Chief Justice of the Boston Municipal Court by
Chief Justice for Administration & Management Robert A. Mulligan
Justice for Administration & Management Robert A.
Mulligan today announced the reappointment of Chief Justice
Charles R. Johnson to the Boston Municipal Court for
a five-year term, in accordance with G.L. c211B, §5.
Chief Justice Johnson was named Chief Justice in 2003
and has served the Boston Municipal Court since 1985.
He has presided over the expansion and integration of
the court into an eight-division department serving the
City of Boston.
Chief Justice Mulligan
said, “I am very pleased to announce the reappointment of Chief Justice
Charles Johnson who has most capably led the Boston Municipal Court through a
period of dynamic change. His motivational and interpersonal skills have made
him a dedicated, energetic partner in efforts to introduce significant management
reforms to enhance the delivery of justice.
can-do approach has resulted in the introduction of many innovations in court
operations. Most recently, the Boston Municipal Court was the first department
to introduce a very successful access and fairness initiative to survey court
users. He is a highly regarded, thoughtful leader who will continue the terrific
Chief Justice Mulligan
said that Chief Justice Johnson received extraordinary support from the judges
and staff in the Boston Municipal Court, as well as from attorneys who practice
in the court. He has received numerous honors from legal and community organizations,
most recently as a recipient of the Diversity Award from the Massachusetts Bar
Chief Justice Johnson
said, “I consider my service as Chief Justice of the Boston Municipal Court
Department, under the leadership of Chief Justice Mulligan, to be one of the
most rewarding and satisfying experiences of my personal and professional life.
I am honored by his confidence in my leadership of this court department.
term focused on efforts to ensure that the Boston Municipal Court Department
is perceived by ourselves and by others as a unified court department working
collaboratively for the good of the whole. Going forward I pledge my attention
and creativity to ensuring that the Department remains in the forefront in helping
to formulate and implement a successful strategy for revolutionizing the delivery
of justice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
The Boston Municipal
Court Department is comprised of eight Divisions with 30 authorized judicial
positions in Suffolk County. The Massachusetts Trial Court includes seven court
departments with 379 judges who deliver justice in 106 courthouses across the
state. Comprehensive management reform is underway in the courts to increase
efficiency, accountability and transparency in this large, complex organization
that delivers access to justice to thousands of people daily.
Statement from Chief
Justice Charles R. Johnson