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Press Release  CJC Files Formal Charges Against Judge Maria I. Lopez

CJC Files Formal Charges Against Judge Maria I. Lopez
For immediate release:
5/07/2002
  • Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct

Media Contact for CJC Files Formal Charges Against Judge Maria I. Lopez

Jill Pearson, Executive Director

Boston, MA — Formal Charges have today been filed with the Supreme Judicial Court against Judge Maria I. Lopez, Associate Justice of the Superior Court Department, arising from 63 complaints, Numbers 2000-110, et. seq., which were filed against her. Judge Lopez's response to the Formal Charges has also been filed with the Supreme Judicial Court. Copies of both documents are attached.

The Commission has asked the Supreme Judicial Court to appoint a Hearing Officer to preside at the Public Hearing of these matters. The Commission will then schedule the Hearing to take place in thirty to sixty days after that appointment, in accordance with G.L. c.211C and Commission Rule 8. Copies of the Commission's statute and Rules are also attached.

Information about the Commission is available at our website: www.mass.gov/cjc

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Media Contact for CJC Files Formal Charges Against Judge Maria I. Lopez

  • Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct 

    The Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct (CJC) is the state agency responsible for investigating complaints alleging that a state court judge has engaged in judicial misconduct or has a disability preventing him or her from properly performing judicial duties.

    The CJC is also responsible for pursuing, when it is appropriate, remedial action or discipline against state court judges.
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