Edgerton reappointed Juvenile Court Chief
Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula M. Carey has announced
the re-appointment of Michael F. Edgerton as chief justice of the
Juvenile Court in accordance with G.L. c 211B §5. Edgerton will
serve in that capacity until he reaches his mandatory retirement
date on July 30, 2014. He was appointed to a five-year term as
chief justice in 2009.
Edgerton was appointed to the Essex County Division of the
Juvenile Court in 1996. He has served on many Trial Court and
Supreme Judicial Court committees and chaired the Trial Court's
Personnel Policies and Practices Committee, which completely
reviewed and revised the personnel manual in 2012.
Edgerton graduated from Suffolk University Law School with a J.D.
and a Masters of Law. He served as the general counsel to the Trial
Court from 1982 until his appointment to the bench in 1996.
Edgerton serves on the adjunct faculty of the Massachusetts School
of Law where he teaches Trial Advocacy. The recipient of the 2007
Juvenile Court Judicial Excellence Award presented by the
Massachusetts Judges Conference and the 2009 Thurgood Marshall
Human Rights Award presented by the Massachusetts School of Law,
Edgerton was also awarded the 2010 Chief Justice Francis G.
Poitrast Award by the Juvenile Bar
SJC approves Rule 9A amendment
The Supreme Judicial Court has approved an amendment to Rule 9A
of the Massachusetts Superior Court Rules, effective April 1, 2014.
Visit www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/sjc to learn