JUDICIAL COURT APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN
NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF BAR OVERSEERS
of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the appointment
of a new Chairman and four new members to the Board of Bar
John O. Mirick of Worcester, who has been a member of the
Board for two years, was named Chairman, effective on January
1, 2001. The new appointees are Attorney M. Ellen Carpenter
of Boston, Attorney Janet Kenton-Walker of Sutton, Ms. Bette
H. Kornegay of Sudbury, and Attorney Thomas E. Peisch of Wellesley. Their terms will take effect on December 31,
2000, and will expire on December 31, 2004.
The Board of Bar
Overseers, which is comprised of nine lawyers and three non-lawyers
appointed by the SJC, investigates allegations of professional
misconduct by attorneys. In some instances, the Board may choose to
discipline lawyers, or make recommendations to the Court for
appropriate disciplinary action.
John O. Mirick is
a senior litigation partner at the Worcester law firm of Mirick,
O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee.
He received his B.A. degree from Amherst College and
his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds an M.A. degree from University
College at the University of London, where he was a Fullbright
Scholar. Mr. Mirick is a member of the Massacusetts
Bar Association, the Worcester County Bar Association, the
American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.
A resident of Boston,
M. Ellen Carpenter is partner and founding shareholder in
the Boston law firm of Roach & Carpenter, P.C.
She received a B.A. degree from the University of Vermont
and a J.D. degree from Notre Dame Law School.
She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the
Women’s Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the
Federal Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
of Sutton is an attorney in the law firm of Klieman, Lyons,
Schindler & Gross in Boston.
She received a B.A. degree from Mt. Holyoke College
and a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School. She is currently Vice President of the Massachusetts
Bar Association, a trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation,
a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers, and former President of the Hampshire County Bar
Bettie H. Kornegay
of Sudbury is a retired teacher from the Sudbury Public Schools,
where she taught reading and was a Metco Basic Skills Specialist.
She received a B.S. degree from Winston-Salem Teachers
College in North Carolina and a Ed.M. from Boston University.
Ms. Kornegay has been active in numerous civic, church,
and community organizations in Sudbury, including the Sudbury
Housing Authority Board and the Sudbury chapter of Friends
for the New England Home for Little Wanderers. She also served on the Metco Board of Directors
for three years, and was a church deacon.
E. Peisch, who resides in Wellesley, is a founding partner
of the Boston law firm of Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch
& Ford, LLP. Prior
to that, he was a partner at the law firm of Burns & Levinson
in Boston. Mr. Peisch also served as Assistant District
Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
for five years. He received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College,
and a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
Peisch is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the
Boston Bar Association, and the International Association
of Defense Counsel. He has served as Chairman of the Clients’ Security
Board and President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association.
Established by SJC
rule in 1974, the Board of Bar Overseers uses annual registration
fees paid by lawyers to fund its operations and those of the
Office of Bar Counsel and the Clients’ Security Board.