O’Brien named to court management panel

May 21, 2004

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Tom O’Brien, dean of the Isenberg School of Management, has been appointed by the state Supreme Judicial Court to the newly created 12-member Court Management Advisory Board.

Under legislation passed last year, the board “shall advise the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Chief Justice for Administration and Management on all matters of judicial reform including, but not limited to, a proposal for the allocation of resources based on the demonstrated workload of each court.”

Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall said, “I am deeply grateful to the members of the Court Management Advisory Board who have generously agreed to assist the judiciary in the area of management reform. These are talented, experienced leaders in their chosen fields who will bring fresh perspective and management expertise to help the courts continue to improve the administration of justice at every level of the court system.”

According to the legislation, the advisory board members will serve for an initial three-year term with a maximum of two terms.

Before his appointment as dean in the fall of 1987, O’Brien served for 10 years as financial vice president of Harvard University.