Addressing joint bench-bar concerns

2013-2014 Administration of Justice Section Preview

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The Administration of Justice Section has a busy year ahead, working on several informational and service-oriented events in conjunction with the Courts.  Also on the docket will be a joint program with the New England School of Law regarding "Judicial Time on the Bench" as a measure of productivity.

Stay Tuned…
This year, the Section will present a Brown Bag program addressing Judge Dennis Curran's early intervention ADR pilot project in Middlesex Superior Court as well as a program concerning the recently released Trial Court's Strategic Planning Document.

Planned Publications…
A new booklet covering the process of Judicial Selection in Massachusetts is in the works and is expected to be released this year.  The Section is also working on updates to their 2005 recommendations for improved judicial efficiencies throughout the Trial Court.

Questions? Learn more on the Section webpage.

Introducing the 2013-2014 Section Co-Chairs

Hon. John Cratsley (Ret.)

Sara J. Shanahan
Sherin and Lodgen LLP


Administration of Justice Committees

  • BMC ADR Program
    The Boston Municipal Court/Boston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution (BMC/BBA ADR) Program allows volunteers to use their ADR skills to help litigants at the BMC. There, volunteers provide both pretrial case conferencing and mediation. For more information, contact Sonia Shah, Public Service Manager, at or 617-778-1976.
  • Court Funding Work Group
    The Section produces an annual report on funding for the Courts. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.
  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.