JUDICIAL COURT APPOINTS NEW MEMBER TO
COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the
appointment of Worcester
Probate and Family Court Judge Susan R. Ricci as a new member
of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective immediately.
The six-year term will expire on November 13, 2008. Judge
Ricci's term succeeds the recently expired term of Judge Catherine
P. Sabaitis, First Justice of the Plymouth Probate and Family
to G.L. c. 211C, § 1, three judges are appointed to the Commission
on Judicial Conduct by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial
Court; three lawyers are appointed by the Chief Justice for
Administration and Management of the Trial Court; and three
lay persons are appointed by the Governor to six-year terms.
Established in 1978, the Commission on Judicial Conduct investigates
allegations of misconduct of state judges.
resident of Wellesley, Judge Ricci was first appointed to
the bench in 1993 as a Circuit Justice of the Probate and
Family Court; in 2001, she was appointed as Associate Justice
of the Worcester Division of the Probate and Family Court.
Prior to her appointment, she was a partner in the law firm
of Norman & Ricci from 1984 to 1993. She is a graduate
of Suffolk University Law School and the University of Florida.
Her professional affiliations include the Massachusetts Bar
Association, Worcester County Bar Association, and the Board
of Directors of the Inns of Court. Judge Ricci is also a member
of the Supreme Judicial Court's Mental Health Legal Advisory