APPOINTS JUDGE WILLIAM W. TEAHAN JR.
ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT
Boston—The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced
the appointment of Springfield District Court Judge William
W. Teahan, Jr., to the Commission on Judicial Conduct for
a six-year term, effective immediately. His term will expire on November 13, 2006.
Judge Teahan fills the position vacated by Boston Municipal
Court Judge Sally A. Kelly, whose term expired on November
According to G. L. c.211C, §1, the Supreme
Judicial Court is authorized to appoint three judges to the
nine-member Commission for six-year terms.
The Chief Justice for Administration and Management
of 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.
Judge Teahan is also the Regional Administrative
Justice of the District Court’s Springfield region.
A resident of Longmeadow, Judge Teahan was appointed
to the bench by Governor Michael S. Dukakis in 1987.