Judge Amy Nechtem will take the oath of office today as the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court for a five-year term.
It is a much-deserved promotion for the former Chelsea resident and Chelsea High Class of 1972 graduate, who has had a distinguished career as an attorney and a judge.
Justice Nechtem excelled in her studies at Simmons College and Suffolk University Law School. Her professionalism in the legal field and her outstanding work in the Essex County Juvenile Court has led to this esteemed statewide position as Chief Justice.
We know how proud her parents, the late and Gladys Nechtem would have been at today’s inauguration ceremony. We are happy that her brother, Todd, will be there with other members of the Nechtem family.
We know how proud her daughter, Katie, an accomplished attorney herself, is of her mother’s elevation to the top position in the state juvenile court system.
With the new position that Judge Nechtem holds, there will be increased responsibilities. But we know Justice Nechtem will continue to excel and make the state’s juvenile court system the best in America.
We congratulate Justice Amy Nechtem and wish her good luck in her important leadership position.