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Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court

Employment Opportunities



The Board of Bar Overseers ("BBO"), the independent administrative body charged with overseeing attorney disciplinary proceedings in Massachusetts, seeks a seasoned and strategic administrative professional with a strong background in financial and operational management, human resources, information technology, and facilities management to serve as its very first Executive Director.

The Executive Director ("ED") will be based at the BBO's offices, which are located a few blocks from Boston's South Station. Reporting directly to the BBO, the ED is a key position ensuring that the BBO fulfills its mission efficiently and effectively. The ED will direct operational and administrative services for the BBO, including human resources, budgeting, contract procurement, information technology, and facilities. These services and the personnel who perform those services support all BBO functions, including the Office of General Counsel ("OGC"), the Office of Bar Counsel ("OBC"), Registration, and the Clients' Security Board ("CSB").

The ED directly manages a staff of about 15 non-attorney professionals as well as large annual budget. The ED is expected to drive strategic administrative planning and implementation across the BBO, the OGC and OBC. The ED will directly supervise the administrative functions supporting the disciplinary process as well as the attorney registration process. The ED, however, has no authority over BBO disciplinary decisions or related legal judgments.

Success in this challenging position will require deep knowledge and broad experience, combined with a collegial style that will engender trust and enable collaboration across the organization. The new ED must be a proven leader with a bias toward action and results, informed by an appreciation for the culture and mission of the BBO. The successful candidate will have a record of achievement as a finance and administration leader in a comparably complex setting where expectations and demands are high.

The Board of Bar has retained Isaacson, Miller, and a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications, including resume and letters of interest should be submitted via Isaacson, Miller's website:

Daniel Rodas, Vice President
Morgan Sharoff, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02210

Please do not contact the Board of Bar Overseers to inquire about this position.




The Office of the Bar Counsel seeks a full-time investigator/paralegal.

The mission of the Office of the Bar Counsel is to protect the public from unethical conduct by lawyers and to preserve and enhance the integrity and high standards of the bar.  The paralegal/investigator assists in the investigation, resolution, and prosecution of complaints of attorney misconduct.  Duties include, but are not limited to, obtaining records from various courts, interviewing witnesses, drafting reports and summaries, organizing case files and exhibits, conducting legal research, and assisting at hearings.  Excellent writing skills and proficiency in Word are essential.  Experience with Excel and Westlaw are strongly recommended.  Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are required.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and access to a car.  Bachelor’s degree required. 

Superior benefits package includes 4 weeks of vacation, 100% employer paid family health and dental insurance and defined contribution and elective deferral pension plans. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample by May 15, 2015, to Sabra Mitchell by email:  Please make sure your name is on all documents.  Interviews may begin before the deadline.  For more information about the Office of the Bar Counsel, please see our web site at .  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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