BOSTON (AP) - Judge Paul LoConto has been appointed as interim Chief Justice
of the Massachusetts District Court.
LoConto has been a regional administrative judge of the District Court
Department since 1999. He also has served as First Justice of the Worcester
District Court since 2004.
Before that, he was First Justice of the Fitchburg and East Brookfield
district courts. He also served as presiding justice of the Appellate Division
of the District Court in the western region from 1989 to 2011.
LoConto recently served as chair of the Commission on Judicial Conduct from
2010 to 2012, and as a member since 2006.
LoConto will succeed Chief Justice Lynda Connolly, who will retire on March