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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Governor Baker Nominates Lawrence F. Army, Jr. as Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court

 Governor Baker Nominates Lawrence F. Army, Jr. as Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court


BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Lawrence F. Army, Jr. as Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court.

 

“Attorney Army’s decades of experience representing clients in Probate and Family Court make him well-qualified for this appointment,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to submit his nomination to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”

 

“Attorney Army possesses a deep knowledge of not just the law, but also the importance and sensitivity of the matters that come before the Probate and Family Court,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “If approved, I am confident he will serve the judiciary fairly and thoughtfully.”

 

The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parenting time, adoption, termination of parental rights, abuse prevention and wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and changes of name. The Probate and Family Court has 51 judges, including Chief Justice John D. Casey. For more information on the Probate and Family Court, please visit their homepage.

 

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 Lawrence F. Army, Jr.

 

Lawrence F. Army, Jr. began his law career in 1996 as an associate at Army & Army, LLC, managing and litigating a variety of matters in a general practice firm. He then began his own firm, Army & Lee P.C., in 2012 and managed the firm’s probate and family law division, representing clients throughout Massachusetts in Probate and Family Court. Attorney Army served as partner and co-owner in his next firm, Army & Kirtsy, LLC, in 2015 and represented clients in high conflict domestic relationship matters while managing the probate and family law division. Since 2016, Attorney Army has served as managing partner of Army & Roche, LLC and continues to lead the practice’s probate and family court matters. An active member of his community, Attorney Army serves on the Town of Grafton’s Affordable Housing Committee and previously served as Chairman of the Grafton Housing Authority. He served on the Worcester County Bar Association from 2012 until 2016, and has been a member of the Greg Hill Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2019. Attorney Army received his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in 1993 and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1996.

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