Baker Nominates Sheehy As Clerk Magistrate Of Middlesex Juvenile Court
Apr 12, 2018 07:39AM
● Published by Theresa Gilman
Note: the following information was provided by the office of the Baker-Polito
BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Elizabeth K. Sheehy to the position of Clerk Magistrate of the Middlesex County Juvenile Court. Attorney Sheehy has served students and families in the Greater Lowell community for two decades.
“Attorney Sheehy has been a respected contributor in the Middlesex Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office for over 17 years, and has the experience and qualifications to serve as Clerk Magistrate of the Juvenile Court in Middlesex County,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “If confirmed by the Governor’s Council, I am confident that she will continue to provide outstanding service to the Juvenile Court.”
“Attorney Sheehy has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the Middlesex County Juvenile Court and the young people of that area of our Commonwealth throughout career,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “I am pleased to submit her name for review by the Governor’s Council.”
The Juvenile Court Department is a statewide court with jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters including delinquencies, care and protections, youthful offender cases and children requiring assistance. The Juvenile Court's mission is to protect children from abuse and neglect, to strengthen families, to rehabilitate juveniles and to protect the public from delinquent and criminal behavior. The Juvenile Court has over 40 judges, including Chief Justice Amy L. Nechtem, in over 40 locations.
Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February, 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, non-political Commission composed of volunteers from a cross-section of the Commonwealth's diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April, 2015.
About Elizabeth Sheehy
Attorney Sheehy currently serves as Assistant Clerk Magistrate of the Middlesex County Juvenile Court, where she is responsible for magisterial and administrative duties, including the oversight of bookkeeping for all Middlesex County Juvenile Court Sites. As the founder of the Lowell Juvenile Court Internship Program, Attorney Sheehy oversees internships in partnership with Middlesex Community College and the Lowell Public Schools Latino Connections Program. Previously, she was an attorney at the Law Offices of Paul J. Sheehy and served as the Face to Face Mediation Program Coordinator for the Middlesex Mediation Program. She also has prior experience teaching at both Middlesex Community College and Lowell High School. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UMass-Lowell, Attorney Sheehy received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 1998. She is a member of the Ned Sheehy Memorial Foundation Board, and has served on both the Middlesex Community College Paralegal Advisory Board and the Salvation Army Board. She has also volunteered for the Discovering Justice Mock Trial Program and Catholic Charities Food Pantry, where she was also a board member. Attorney Sheehy was previously a fundraising Chairperson for Lowell Youth Girls Lacrosse and a Team Chaperone for the 1998 Special Olympics. She currently resides in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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