Judicial Court Appoints Three New Members and Reappoints One
Member to the Board of Bar Overseers
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the
appointments of three new members and the reappointment of
one member to the Board of Bar Overseers for four-year terms,
effective December 31, 2001.
new appointees are attorneys Mark I. Berson of Greenfield,
Constance Rudnick of Marblehead, and Elizabeth N. Mulvey of
Hingham. Dr. David Rind of Watertown was reappointed as a lay member of the
Board of Bar Overseers. Their
terms will expire on December 31, 2005.
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.
The Board also hears petitions for reinstatement to the
I. Berson is president of the Greenfield law firm of Levy
Winer, PC. He holds
a B.A. degree from the University of Vermont, an L.L.B. from
Suffolk University Law School, and an L.L.M. From New York
University Law School. Active in many professional and civic organizations,
Mr. Berson is a former president
of the Franklin County Bar Association, a member of the Massachusetts
Bar Association, past president of the Massachusetts Chapter
of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a member of the Western Massachusetts Pro Bono Referral System,
among others. He has
served as chair of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Clients’ Security
Board, and on the Board of Directors of the National Association
of Counsel for Children. He was also president of Franklin County Bar
Association Advocates, Inc.
Recently, he also was appointed as a trustee of the
Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
N. Mulvey is a partner in the Boston law firm of Crowe &
Mulvey, LLP, which she co-founded in 2000.
From 1983 to 2000, she was a partner in the Boston
law firm of Lubin & Meyer, P.C. She holds an A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard College, and a J.D.
degree magna cum laude
from Suffolk University Law School.
She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association,
the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Maine Bar Association,
the Rhode Island Bar Association, and the American College
of Trial Lawyers.
Rudnick is a professor of legal ethics at the Massachusetts
School of Law and of counsel with the Boston law firm of Gargiulo,
Rudnick & Garguilo. She
received an A.B.degree cum
laude from Williams College and a JD degree from Case
Western Reserve University School of Law.
She is a member of the Board of Bar Overseers’ Hearing
David Rind is an associate in medicine at the Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center, where he serves as Director of Primary
Care Informatics for Harvard Medical School’s Center for Clinical
Computing. He is also
a Confidentiality Specialist for CareGroup’s Information Systems.
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