It's been a little more than a year since District Court Chief Justice Lynda M. Connolly replaced Chief Justice Samuel E. Zoll, who retired after spending 28 years in the post.
In that time, Connolly has helped implement court reforms called for by the Monan Report and overseen by Chief Justice for Administration & Management Robert A. Mulligan. She's visited every one of the 62 district courts at least once, and she's even presided in Edgartown and Quincy.
"Chief Justice Zoll left an extraordinary legacy," Connolly said. "I really saw the initial challenge as being one of honoring a legacy and building on it, but also taking a look at the areas that could be improved."
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CUTLINE: Massachusetts District Court Chief Justice Lynda M. Connolly recently finished her first year in the position. She has been busy implementing court reform recommendations made in the Monan Report.