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CJC Files Formal Charges against Judge Paul M. Sushchyk and sets July 20, 2020 virtual hearing date.
For immediate release:
7/17/2020
  • Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct

Media Contact for Commission on Judicial Conduct files Formal Charges against Judge Paul M. Sushchyk and schedules July 20, 2020 virtual formal hearing

Howard Neff, Executive Director

Boston, MA On February 11, 2020, Formal Charges were filed with the Supreme Judicial Court against Judge Paul M. Sushchyk, Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court Department.  Judge Sushchyk’s response to the Formal Charges has also been filed with the Supreme Judicial Court.  Copies of both documents are attached and have been docketed by the Supreme Judicial Court as SJC No. OE-0143.

The Supreme Judicial Court has appointed retired Judge Bertha Josephson as the Hearing Officer to preside over the public formal hearing in this matter.  The Commission has scheduled the formal hearing in this matter to begin on Monday, July 20, 2020, in accordance with G.L. c. 211C and Commission Rule 8.  More information about the Commission and its procedures is available on its website: www.mass.gov/cjc.

Pursuant to the Supreme Judicial Court’s July 7, 2020 Order permitting virtual hearings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will take place with all parties and participants appearing remotely through the “Zoom” videoconference platform.  For those wishing to observe the hearing, the Meeting ID for the videoconference will be 858 2480 1094 and the password will be 538233.  Please be advised that participation in, and viewing of, this hearing will be subject to the attached CJC Temporary Emergency Order on Protocols for Remote Formal Hearings.

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Media Contact for Commission on Judicial Conduct files Formal Charges against Judge Paul M. Sushchyk and schedules July 20, 2020 virtual formal hearing

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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