Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Bary recently announced the appointment of Attorney John Dugan as an alternate member to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective March 9. The term will expire on March 8, 2021.

The Commission on Judicial Conduct, established in 1978, investigates allegations of misconduct by state judges. Pursuant to G.L. c.211, three judges are appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, three attorneys are appointed by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and three lay persons are appointed by the governor to six year terms.

Dugan is a principal at the law firm of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon in Franklin. His practice includes a concentration in estate planning, fiduciary administration and probate/fiduciary litigation and he is a frequent lecturer on these topics. He is past MBA vice president and past chair of the MBA’s Probate Law Section Council. He is also past president of the Norfolk Bar Associate, the Western Norfolk Bar Association and former town moderator and vice chair of the Millis Charter Commission. Attorney Dugan is a graduate of Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School.