Recognizing her outstanding leadership as Chief of the Probate & Family
Court and her extraordinary service as Associate Justice, Norfolk Probate &
Family Court, Boston Bar Association President Donald R. Frederico today
announced that he will be presenting Chief Justice Paula M. Carey with a
Citation of Judicial Excellence at the BBA Law Day
Dinner on the evening of June 1 at the Seaport World Trade Center.
"Chief Justice Carey personifies a commitment to excellence, service to the
public and the fair and efficient administration of justice in a court facing
tremendous challenges caused by woefully inadequate funding," said BBA President
Donald Frederico. "She is a gifted and tireless administrator with a keen
intellect, remarkable energy and an extraordinary work ethic."
Paula M. Carey was appointed Associate Justice of the Probate & Family
Court in 2001 by Governor Paul Cellucci, and promoted to Chief Justice in 2007.
Prior to becoming Chief, she earned a reputation as a superb trial judge.
As Chief, Justice Carey is known as a problem solver who tackles issues by
drawing upon her wisdom, experience and common sense, and then crafting and
implementing a practical solution. She has a firm grasp of the big picture but
also pays careful attention to the details, particularly with regard to public
policy proposals and their potential impact on the court, its personnel, and the
parties who appear before it.