- Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct
Media Contact for Judge Robert F. Murray Disciplined by the Commission on Judicial Conduct
Jill Pearson, Executive Director
Boston, MA — As part of an Agreed Disposition with the Commission on Judicial Conduct, Judge Robert F. Murray, Justice of the Plymouth Juvenile Court, has agreed to a suspension for one year without pay and a $50,000 fine. During a six month period in 2004, Judge Murray engaged in inappropriate conduct directed toward two female employees of the Juvenile Court in Brockton. Judge Murray will not sit as a judge in any court during his suspension, and will forfeit all accumulated vacation time. Judge Murray will never again sit in any court in Plymouth County. Judge Murray will participate in appropriate treatment and will be monitored by the Commission.
Judge Murray agreed to make the following public statement regarding this matter: "I acknowledge and accept responsibility for my wrongful conduct. I am very sorry for the pain, anguish and apprehension I caused both court employees. I am very sorry for the embarrassment and expense to the Trial Court, and I apologize to my judicial colleagues for what I have done. I have already apologized to my family for the pain and anguish that has resulted from this period of my life. During the period of this conduct, I labored with a number of medical problems and personal difficulties that led me to act in a way inconsistent with my prior life and conduct. I sought professional help. Currently, my health is stable. I am confident that the issues in my life during 2004 are no longer present and no longer exist."
Judge Murray has entered into this agreement with the Commission pursuant to G.L. c. 211 C, § 8, has waived his confidentiality with regard to the above terms of the agreement, and has waived his right to a public hearing in this matter.