On March 16, 2020, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Bar Overseers entered the attached ORDER in all pending matters. Please check back frequently for possible updates to the order.
The BBO is proud to announce the appointments of Vice Chair Marianne C. LeBlanc and Chair Jeffrey R. Martin, who previously served as Vice Chair. You can read attorney Martin’s letter welcoming visitors to our website here.
The Supreme Judicial Court has announced that the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers recently named Rodney S. Dowell, Esq., as the Chief Bar Counsel, effective December 2, 2019. He fills the position following the retirement of Constance Vecchione, Esq. You can read the full announcement here.
The BBO’s website now provides basic guidance to attorneys seeking reinstatement and their counsel, along with quick links to important forms. Click on “Who We Are” above, and use the drop-down menu to navigate to the FAQs page. There you will find a tab for FAQs about reinstatement.
A July 2019 SJC Steering Committee Report takes an in-depth look, for the first time, at the issue of lawyer well-being in Massachusetts. Click here for a summary of the Report and its recommendations, and for a description of the SJC’s new Standing Committee.
The Board of Bar Overseers has received information and wishes to alert the bar about several email scams. Please click here to review this alert.
Pursuant to S.J.C. Rule 3:16, new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts bar must attend a course on professionalism. You may view the current course calendar by clicking here.