Supreme Judicial Court Justices
Appoint New Member to Committee on
Professional Responsibility for Clerks of the Courts
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court recently appointed
Framingham District Court Clerk-Magistrate Thomas J. Begley
to the Committee on Professional Responsibility for Clerks
of the Courts for a five-year term, ending on April 23,
2011. Mr. Begley fills the position formerly held by Dedham
District Court Clerk-Magistrate Salvatore Paterna, whose
term has expired.
by SJC Rule 3:13, the five-member Committee on Professional
Responsibility for Clerks of the Courts investigates complaints
against elected and appointed clerks relative to alleged
violations of the Code of Professional Responsibility for
Clerks of the Courts.
Begley has been Clerk-Magistrate of the Framingham District
Court since 2002, after serving as Acting Clerk-Magistrate
for two years. He also served as First Assistant Clerk-Magistrate
in Cambridge District Court for twenty years and as Assistant
Clerk-Magistrate in Waltham District Court for five years.
From 1978 to 1980, he was a Regional District Court Administrator
for the Middlesex-Essex region. Mr. Begley is a member
of the National Association of Court Management, and chairs
the Educational Grant Committee of the Association of Magistrates
and Assistant Clerks of the District, Juvenile, Housing,
and Boston Municipal Courts of the Trial Court. He holds
an M.A. degree in Public Management and a B.S. degree from
the University of Massachusetts.