An attorney has successfully claimed one of several legal jobs in Boston.
Susan M. Finegan, a member of the Litigation Practice and Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been appointed to the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct. Ms. Finegan, who was appointed by Chief Judge Mulligan of the Administrative Trial Court, will be one of nine members of the Commission, each of whom serves for six years.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct (”CJC”) is the state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct against state court judges and for recommending, when necessary, discipline of judges to the Supreme Judicial Court. All fifty states and the District of Columbia have judicial conduct agencies to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct and disability that prevent judges from properly performing their judicial duties.
Ms. Finegan, whose firm responsibilities now focus exclusively on managing the firm wide pro bono program, previously handled complex commercial, white collar, defamation, land use, and insurance defense matters in both state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Ms. Finegan is a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission, co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Section and a member of the Boston Bar Associationsí Task Force on Expanding the Civil Right to Counsel. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Foundation. In 2006, she was appointed to the Massachusetts Trial Court’s Gender Equality Advisory Board. In 2009 she received the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Women of Justice” award.
In addition to her work on the Pro Bono Committee, Ms. Finegan is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, a member of the Boston Office Hiring Committee, and the chair of the Litigation Section’s Associate Development, Evaluation, and Advancement Committee.
Ms. Finegan received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from Boston College.