JUDICIAL COURT APPOINTS RONALD P. CORBETT, JR.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the
appointment of Ronald P. Corbett, Jr. as the Executive Director
of the Supreme Judicial Court. Mr. Corbett, a resident
of Melrose, assumed his new position on August 28, 2000. Previously,
Mr. Corbett was the Second Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts
Executive Director, Mr. Corbett reports to the Chief Justice
and Justices of the Court and will help to supervise, manage,
and coordinate the day-to-day administrative responsibilities
of the Court, SJC departments, and various committees and
projects. His duties include interacting with the Appeals
Court and the Trial Court, as well as with bar associations,
the other governmental branches, legal and law enforcement
agencies, community organizations, and other such groups.
Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall said, "I
am delighted that Ronald Corbett is the new Executive Director.
It is an enormously challenging job, and I am confident that
he brings the requisite skills, management experience, and
knowledge. With Mr. Corbett’s extensive background with the
Trial Court and with his expertise in educational development
and training, he will be a tremendous asset to the Court."
Corbett has been a Trial Court employee for twenty-six years,
having worked as a Probation Officer, Assistant Chief Probation
Officer, Regional Director, Director of Training and Development,
and as Second Deputy Commissioner in the Office of the Commissioner
of Probation. He was President of the National Association
of Probation Executives from 1994 to 1996, and is a current
member of the association.
currently serves as vice chair of the SJC’s Judicial Education
Corbett earned a B.A. degree from Harvard University, a
M.S. degree from Northeastern University, and an Ed.D. from
the University of Massachusetts. He currently serves as an
Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell
where has has taught since 1979.
Corbett has written numerous articles for the corrections
field, which have been published in Federal Probation,
Corrections Today, and Justice Quarterly. His most
recent publication is Transforming Probation Through Leadership:
The "Broken Windows" Model. He is editor of
Perspectives, the journal of the American Probation
and Parole Association, and Co-Editor of the "Up to Speed"
column in Federal Probation.
1997, Mr. Corbett was named the Probation Executive of the
Year by the National Association of Probation Executives.
His other awards include the Manson-Robinson Award of the
New England Council on Crime and Delinquency in 1994, the
William Haskell Memorial Distinguished Teaching Award from
the University of Massachusetts in 1990, and the American
Probation and Parole Association’s Sam Houston State University
Award in 1990 for recognition of publications by a practitioner.