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Press Release  Judge Maria I. Lopez Resigns

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  • Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct

Media Contact   for Judge Maria I. Lopez Resigns

Jill Pearson, Executive Director

Boston, MA — The Commission on Judicial Conduct has received notice that Judge Maria I. Lopez, Associate Justice of the Superior Court Department, has resigned her judicial office as of today. 

This notification follows an extensive investigation by the Commission commencing in 2000 and a lengthy hearing which was only recently completed. 

A judicial resignation does not terminate disciplinary proceedings before the Commission. In this case, a public hearing to give complaining parties and Judge Lopez the right to be heard regarding the Commission's recommendation to the Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled for June 10, 2003 at 10AM at the Gardner Auditorium of the State House. 

Only an agreement between Judge Lopez and the Commission can terminate these formal proceedings.


Media Contact   for Judge Maria I. Lopez Resigns

  • 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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