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Media Contact for Governor Baker Nominates Daniel Roache to Middlesex County Juvenile Court
Brendan Moss, Press Secretary
BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Daniel Roache to the position of Associate Justice of the Middlesex County Juvenile Court.
“Attorney Roache is a respected and distinguished legal expert whose three decades of experience representing children, parents and families of the Commonwealth will well serve the Juvenile Court,” said Governor Baker. “I am pleased to submit his name to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”
“Attorney Roache has been an active and dedicated member of his community for many years and his ongoing service to the citizens of the Commonwealth will benefit all those who come before him,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “I am confident that if confirmed, Attorney Roache will serve the Juvenile Court with distinction and fairness.”
The Juvenile Court Department is a statewide court with jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters including delinquencies, care and protections, youthful offender cases and children requiring assistance. The Juvenile Court's mission is to protect children from abuse and neglect, to strengthen families, to rehabilitate juveniles and to protect the public from delinquent and criminal behavior. The Juvenile Court has over 40 judges, including Chief Justice Amy L. Nechtem, in over 40 locations.
For more information about the Juvenile Court, please visit their homepage.
Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the Governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, non-political Commission composed of volunteers from a cross-section of the Commonwealth's diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April 2015.
About Daniel C. Roache
Attorney Roache has over 30 years of legal experience in family law and juvenile law, including Care and Protection matters and delinquency cases, civil litigation and criminal defense. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Tufts University where he majored in English and Political Science, Dan received his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law. While at Boston University, Dan gained experience in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office as well as on the Massachusetts Committee for Children and Youth. After graduation, Dan worked as an associate in Boston and Malden where he engaged in civil and criminal trial work and family law. For the last 25 years, Dan has been a sole practitioner where he has focused on juvenile law, family law and civil litigation. Dan has served as a Conciliator with the Middlesex Probate Court and has been a panelist at several Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (M.C.L.E.) programs. He has been an active member of several communities across Massachusetts, including serving on the Board of Trustees with the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center, which provides aid to inner city residents and is currently attempting to build affordable housing in Mattapan. Dan resides in Carlisle with his wife and son, where he has coached youth baseball and basketball.