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A Candid Bench-Bar Conversation on Judicial Evaluations

Monday, November 4, 2013 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

Description:

Why: Massachusetts has a statute requiring judicial evaluation. The reality is that not enough lawyers complete the forms they are sent after appearing in front of a particular judge. The Supreme Judicial Court takes evaluations seriously and has appointed a committee to consider modifying the current SJC program for judcial evaluation. The SJC committee wants lawyers to cooperate in improving the system so important to practicing lawyers and their clients.

What to Expect: Following welcoming remarks by BBA President Paul Dacier (Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EMC Corporation),Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey will discuss the issues concerning judicial evaluation and why it matters to all of us. Moderator Jack Cinquegrana, will then encourage lawyers to ask questions of the panel and engage in a candid and constructive dialogue to identify ways to improve participation and boost the practical value of the evaluation system.

Panelists  

  • Chief Justice Paula Carey of theTrial Court
  • Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse of the Superior Court
  • Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts
  • Chief Justice Paul Dawley of the District Courts
  • Mona Hochberg, Judicial Evaluation Coordinator at Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Moderator

  • Jack Cinquegrana, former BBA President, Co-Chair, Litigation Department and Government Enforcement & Compliance Practice Group at Choate Hall & Stewart, LLP.

 

      THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL LAWYERS IN MASSACHUSETTS. Please RSVP to rsvp@bostonbar.org

 

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Contact:

Jonathan Schreiber
jschreiber@bostonbar.org

 

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