U.S. Sen. Warren names Mone to Mass. judicial nominations advisory panel

Issue April 2013

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced appointments March 14 to the Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations, including Massachusetts Bar Association Past President Michael E. Mone.

The panel is charged with reviewing potential nominees to federal district courts in Springfield and Boston. Panelists will recommend nominees to Warren and interim U.S. Sen. William "Mo" Cowan, who will recommend them to President Barack Obama for nomination.

"Mike Mone brings years of past service to the federal judicial selection process, having served former Senators Kennedy and Kerry, and will be a strong voice for practitioners statewide," MBA Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy said.

In addition to Mone, who represents the MBA on the panel, the group includes former district court judge Nancy Gertner (chair); Camille Nelson, dean of Suffolk University Law School; professor Mary Sarah Bilder of Boston College Law School, and professor Andrew Kaufman of Harvard Law School, who sits on MBA's Ethics Committee.

Mone served as MBA president during the 1993-94 association year.