For Immediate Release - December 01, 2010

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES NOMINATION OF EXPERIENCED HOLYOKE ATTORNEY TO THE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

BOSTON - Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - Governor Patrick today announced the nomination of Holyoke attorney Barbara M. Hyland as Circuit Justice of the Probate and Family Court.

"Barbara Hyland is a very well-respected attorney with a demonstrated expertise in probate and family law and a proven commitment to her community," said Governor Patrick. "It is an honor to nominate her to serve as a member of the judiciary."

Barbara M. Hyland has maintained an active civil practice in Holyoke since 1987. She concentrates on probate and family law, and also litigates matters in District and Superior Court. Barbara is a graduate of Westfield State College (1978) and Western New England College School of Law (1983) and resides in Holyoke. She is slated to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of The Honorable Richard A. Simons as Associate Justice of the Berkshire Probate and Family Court.

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