Judicial Court Appoints Two New Members
to Board of Bar Overseers;
Chair and Vice Chair Also Named by Court
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the
appointments of attorneys James B. Re, a resident of Boston,
and Alan D. Rose, a resident of Wellesley, to the Board of
Bar Overseers for four-year terms, effective December 31,
2002. They fill the positions formerly held by attorneys
John O. Mirick and Mitchell H. Kaplan, whose terms expired,
and who were serving as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively.
The Justices appointed attorney M.
Ellen Carpenter of Boston as the new Chair of the Board of
Bar Oveseers and attorney Thomas E. Peisch of Wellesley as
the new Vice Chair.
The Board of Bar Overseers, which consists
of eight lawyers and four non-lawyers appointed by the Supreme
Judicial Court, investigates allegations of professional misconduct
by attorneys. Established
in 1974, the Board of Bar Overseers uses annual registration
fees paid by attorneys to fund its operations and those of
the Office of Bar Counsel and the Clients’ Security Board.
James B. Re is a partner in the Boston
law firm of Sally & Fitch, where he has worked since 1986. Before joining Sally & Fitch, he was a
senior litigation associate at Frank W. Kilburn & Associates
in Boston. He began
his legal career as a litigation associate at Bingham, Dana
& Gould, now Bingham McCutchen LLP, in Boston.
Mr. Re graduated with a B.S. degree from Boston State
College, and received his J.D. degree from Suffolk University
Law School. He is
a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts
Bar Association, and served as a member of the Board of Bar
Overseers Hearing Committee from 1996-2002. For the past twelve years, he has been a Visiting
Faculty Member at Harvard Law School’s Winter Trial Advocacy
Alan D. Rose is the managing partner
in the Boston law firm of Rose & Associates, which he
co-founded with his son, Alan D. Rose, Jr., in 1995.
From 1980 to 1995, he was a partner at Nutter, McClennen
& Fish, LLP in Boston.
Prior to joining that firm, he served for five years
as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston. He holds a B.A. degree cum laude from Harvard College, a M.Sc. degree from the London School
of Economics and Political Science, and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Rose, who is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, has served
as Vice Chair of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments,
and has been a Lecturer at Harvard Law School and at Massachusetts
Continuing Legal Education.
He is a member of the Boston Bar Association and a
board member and former Chair of the City Mission Society,
an ecumenical social service agency in Boston.
M. Ellen Carpenter, partner and founding
shareholder in the Boston law firm of Roach & Carpenter,
P.C., was appointed to the Board of Bar Overseers in 2000. 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.
Thomas E. Peisch is a founding partner
of the Boston law firm of Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch
& Ford, LLP. 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.
He also served as Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk
County for five years. Mr.
Peisch is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the
Boston Bar Association, and the International Association
of Defense Counsel.