JUDICIAL COURT APPOINTS MEMBERS
TO COURT MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Boston, MA —The
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced
the twelve members of the Court Management Advisory Board
to assist the Justices and the Chief Justice for Administration
and Management “in their management of the judicial
department,” in accordance with G.L. c.211B, § 6A.
According to the 2003 legislation, the Advisory Board “shall
advise the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court and
the Chief Justice for Administration and Management on
all matters of judicial reform including, but not limited
to, a proposal for the allocation of resources based
on the demonstrated workload of each court.”
appointment of a board to advise the judiciary on court
management was also recommended in the 2003 Report of
the Visiting Committee on Management in the Courts, headed
by J. Donald Monan, S.J., Chancellor of Boston College.
The Visiting Committee, appointed by the Supreme Judicial
Court, proposed significant management reforms in the
court system following an independent study. Several
of the Committee’s key recommendations, including
the development of staffing models and time standards,
are presently being implemented under the direction of
Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert
Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall said, “ I
am deeply grateful to the members of the Court Management
Advisory Board who have generously agreed to assist the
judiciary in the area of management reform. These are
talented, experienced leaders in their chosen fields
who will bring fresh perspective and management expertise
to help the courts continue to improve the administration
of justice at every level of the court system.”
statute stipulates that the Advisory Board “shall
consist of the attorney general or his designee, the
executive director of the Massachusetts office of victim
assistance and the following additional members appointed
by the supreme judicial court: 2 persons who have significant
experience in public administration, 2 persons who have
significant experience in business administration, 1
lawyer with significant experience in the practice of
1 lawyer with significant experience in the practice of civil law, 1 lawyer
with significant experience in the practice of probate and family law, 1
lawyer with significant experience in the representation of juveniles in
the courts, 1 lawyer with significant judicial experience but not a current
justice of the commonwealth or a retired justice serving in the commonwealth
pursuant to judicial recall, and 1 person who has significant experience
in information technology.”
to the legislation, the Court Managment Advisory Board
members shall serve for an initial three-year term with
a maximum of two terms. The Chief Justice for Administration
and Management is designated as the secretary of the
Advisory Board, according to the statute.
following individuals have been appointed to the Court
Managment Advisory Board:
Leo V. Boyle is
a partner at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Fitzgerald in
Boston. A former president of the American Trial Lawyers
Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association, Mr.
Boyle currently serves on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s
2003 Court Study Task Force.
Linda K. Carlisle is
presently a management consultant to public and non-profit
clients. She was Commissioner of the Department of Social
Services from 1993 to 1999.
Gene D. Dahmen is
a partner with Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland,
P.C. in Boston. A former president of the Boston Bar
Association and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation,
Ms. Dahmen’s practice is primarily in family law
Janet Fine is
the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of
David Fubini is
the Director of the Boston office of McKinsey & Company,
a management consulting firm, which provided significant
pro bono assistance to the Visiting Committee on Management
in the Courts.
Robert P. Gittens is
Vice President for Public Affairs at Northeastern University.
Mr. Gittens has previously served as Secretary of the
Executive Office of Health and Humans Services, as Commissioner
of the Department of Youth Services, as a member and
chair of the Boston School Committee, as First Assistant
Suffolk County District Attorney, and as chair of the
Michael B. Keating,
a past president of the Boston Bar Association and Crime
and Justice Foundation, is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP
in Boston and is chairman of the Litigation Department.
He is chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Task
Force on Sentencing and a former member of the U.S. District
Court’s Panel of Criminal Defense Counsel.
Stephanie S. Lovell,
First Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts, is
the designee to the Board of Attorney General Thomas
Honorable Neil L.
Lynch, a retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial
Court, is Settlement Counsel for the First Circuit
of the United States Court of Appeals.
Anne Margulies is
the first executive director of OpenCourseWare at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, she
has held senior information technology management positions
at Harvard University and was a chief operating officer
for a private sector firm.
Thomas O’Brien is
Dean of the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management at
the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and formerly
Financial Vice President at Harvard University.
Pattullo is President and Chief Executive
Officer of Beacon Health Strategies. Formerly, she
was the Executive Director for Mental Health Management
of America and currently serves on the faculty of
both the Brandeis Heller School of Social Policy
and Harvard Medical School.