Supreme Judicial Court Appoints Attorney Martin W. Healy
To Board of Bar Examiners
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court recently appointed
Attorney Martin W. Healy of Wilmington to the Board
of Bar Examiners, in accordance with G.L. c. 221, § 35.
His appointment is effective on June 1, 2008, and
expires on October 1, 2012. Mr. Healy fills the position
previously held by Attorney Alice E. Richmond.
Board of Bar Examiners, consisting of five members
appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court, makes rules
with reference to examinations for admission to the
Massachusetts bar and the qualifications of applicants,
in accordance with SJC Rule 3:01. The Board prepares,
administers, and grades the bar examinations, evaluates
applicants’ requirements, and issues reports
to the Supreme Judicial Court.
Healy is General Counsel at the Massachusetts Bar
Association where he has worked since 1989, becoming
General Counsel in 1997. He also served the Association
in a dual capacity as both General Counsel and Interim
Executive Director on two separate occasions spanning
several years. Previously, he was a law clerk in
the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
and in the Law Office of William F. Coyne in Boston.
He also served as a senior legislative aide in the
Massachusetts Senate. Among his numerous professional
activities, Mr. Healy is a pro bono defense counsel
for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, an
Editorial Board member of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
and a member of the Supreme Judicial Court Judiciary-Media
Committee. From 2000 to 2006, he was a Hearing Committee
member on the Board of Bar Overseers. Mr. Healy received
his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University
Law School and his B.S. degree from Suffolk University.
A South Boston native, Mr. Healy now resides in Wilmington
with his wife Celeste and three sons.