Supreme Judicial Court Launches Review Of Its Court Clerks

BOSTON (CBS) —- Following an I-Team investigation, the Supreme Judicial Court has launched a review of its court clerks.

Trial court leaders and the elected clerks associated are looking into the lack of accountability of Superior Court Clerks work hours.

The I-Team investigation found Essex County Superior Court Clerk Tom Driscoll showed up for work only one-third of the time court was in session.

I-Team cameras also caught the clerk of Criminal Courts in Suffolk County Maura Hennigan, out walking her dog and heading to a local television studio on court time as well as Suffolk County’s top Civil Clerk Michael Donovan, teaching a college class while court was in session.

State law states clerk magistrates shall devote the entire time during normal court hours to the duties of his or her office with exceptions for law-related educational and public service activities.

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