Court and Community News

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
Two available positions on the Clients' Security Board; BBO seeks Hearing Committee members


Two available positions on the Clients' Security Board

The justices of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) invite interested attorneys to apply for appointment to two available five-year terms on the Clients' Security Board.

Pursuant to SJC Rule 4:04, the board is composed of seven volunteer members of the Massachusetts bar. It manages the fund used to reimburse members of the public who have sustained a financial loss caused by the dishonest conduct of a member of the bar acting as an attorney or a fiduciary. The board anticipates that members will be permitted to participate in board business virtually as needed, though meetings may also be held in person on occasion when circumstances permit or require.

Experienced attorneys with expertise in consumer bankruptcy law or insurance and personal injury litigation are encouraged to apply. The justices also seek applications from attorneys with legal aid, immigration, or other legal experience working with historically underrepresented or underserved communities. Attorneys with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as those who practice outside the immediate Boston metropolitan area, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and one-page resume to Anna Rachel Dray-Siegel at by Dec. 1. Questions about the application process or the position should be directed to Dray-Siegel.


BBO seeks Hearing Committee members

The Board of Bar Overseers (BBO) encourages interested attorneys across the commonwealth to apply for appointment to a three-year term (January 2024-December 2026) as a volunteer Hearing Committee member.

Hearing Committees sit in panels of three as fact-finding tribunals in disciplinary proceedings brought against individual attorneys by the Office of Bar Counsel. The committees hear testimony, take evidence, make adjudicatory rulings and, with the assistance of a board attorney, prepare a written report and recommendation for the BBO.

The BBO is conducting both remote (virtual) and in-person hearings at this time. Applicants must have a computer equipped with a camera and microphone as well as reliable internet, and be comfortable with the use of remote technology.

Committee members receive no monetary compensation and devote their time as a public service in the vital interest of preserving the integrity of the legal profession. The board will provide comprehensive training, including in the use of the relevant remote technology.

Click here for more information and application instructions.