JUSTICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
APPOINTS ATTORNEY TO COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT
Justice for Administration and Management Barbara A. Dortch-Okara
today announced the appointment of Henry T. A. Moniz, Esquire,
to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective immediately.
Mr. Moniz fills the position vacated by newly appointed Superior
Court Judge Geraldine Hines, who resigned the position on
May 1, 2001. Mr. Moniz will serve for the balance of the
term, which expires on October 31, 2004. Members of the Commission
on Judicial Conduct are appointed to a six-year term, according
to G.L. c. 211C, § 1.
the statute, the Supreme Judicial Court is authorized to appoint
three judges to the nine-member Commission. The Chief Justice
for Administration and Management for the Trial Court appoints
three lawyers, and the Governor appoints three non-lawyers.
Established in 1978, the Commission on Judicial Conduct investigates
allegations of misconduct by judges.
Moniz is a partner in the Boston law firm of Bingham Dana
LLP, where he has worked since 1999. After graduating from
law school in 1989, he became an associate in the law firm
of Burns & Levinson in Boston. In 1994, he joined the
Appellate Division and Special Prosecutions Unit, Criminal
Division, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District
of Florida. He worked in the New England Organized Crime
Drug Enforcement Task Force of the U.S. Attorney’s Office
in Boston in 1997 and 1998. Before joining Bingham Dana,
he served for four months as minority counsel for the U.S.
House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in the
Impeachment Inquiry on President William Clinton.
Moniz received an A.B. degree cum laude from Bowdoin
College and a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania
resident of Chestnut Hill, Mr. Moniz is a member of theAmerican
Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts
Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.
He is active in many civic and professional organizations.