News from the courts/agencies

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
Capasso named Juvenile Court deputy court administrator; Trial Court seeks chief human resource officer; SJC announces new rule changes


Capasso named Juvenile Court deputy court administrator

Juvenile Court Chief Justice Amy Nechtem and Trial Court Administrator Jon Williams today announced the selection of attorney Thomas Capasso, director of the Probation Records Unit, to serve as the deputy court administrator for the Juvenile Court. His appointment will be effective Nov. 1, when he will succeed Deputy Court Administrator Jim Morton, who took a position with the Executive Office of the Trial Court. 

Capasso, who joined the Massachusetts Probation Service in 2014, oversaw operations and policy implementation for the 10-person records unit and represented probation on the Criminal Records Review Board.

He had previously served in several roles at the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services from 2006-2014. As the deputy general counsel and the director of legal services, Capasso acted as the director of hearings and addressed issues related to access to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).

From 2000-2006, Capasso served as the assistant general counsel for the Sex Offender Registry Board, where he interpreted provisions of the Sex Offender Registry law for the board, agency staff, the criminal justice community and the public.  


Trial Court seeks chief human resource officer 

The court administrator is seeking a chief human resource officer to bring an innovative approach to the Massachusetts Trial Court’s Human Resources Department. 

The CHRO serves as part of the executive leadership team, and as the most senior advisor on human resources matters. The CHRO is in charge of overseeing all aspects of human resources, its practices and operations, in order to meet the Trial Court’s evolving needs. The CHRO will also maintain a positive labor relations philosophy that both furthers the Trial Court’s strategic goals and ensures compliance with the employer’s obligations under the state’s Collective Bargaining Law.

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SJC announces new rule changes

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has announced that the following rule changes took effect on Oct. 1: