Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michele Liu Baillie
WBA CONGRATULATES ATTORNEY AND LELIA J. ROBINSON AWARD RECIPIENT SUSAN SARD TIERNEY ON CONFIRMATION TO PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
BOSTON, MA – JUNE 16, 2017 - The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) congratulates WBA member and 2015 Lelia J. Robinson Award Recipient Susan Sard Tierney on her confirmation by the Governor’s Council as an Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court, Suffolk County Division.
“The WBA applauds the confirmation of Susan Sard Tierney as a justice of the Probate and Family Court. Susan is an experienced practitioner who has spent her career seeking to make a difference in the lives of women and children. As a past recipient of the WBA’s Lelia J. Robinson award for her years of work assisting women and children who have been the victims of domestic violence, Susan exemplifies the dedication, hard work, and pioneering spirit of women in the legal profession that the WBA celebrates. Her commitment to public service and thirty years of experience practicing domestic relations and family law will serve her well on the bench,” states WBA President Michele Liu Baillie.
Susan Sard Tierney has practiced domestic relations law at the firm of Dunning, Kirrane, McNichols & Garner, LLP since 2007, focusing on all aspects of domestic relations including divorce, separation, paternity, guardianship, and adoption. From 1998 to 2007, Ms. Tierney served as a staff attorney with South Coast Counties Legal Services, managing the Family Law Unit and representing the agency on the Cape and Islands Regional Domestic Violence Council. Prior to working on Cape Cod, Ms. Tierney clerked for Chief Judge Shane Devine of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and worked for New Hampshire Legal Assistance representing clients in a range of civil matters. Ms. Tierney received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Brown University in 1981, and her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 1985. Ms. Tierney is a qualified mediator and also serves as a qualified Category F Guardian ad Litem in all types of cases. Ms. Tierney volunteers with WE CAN (Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking) providing legal assistance to low income women, provides pro bono representation to children in the Probate and Family Court, provides free consultation to domestic violence victims referred by Independence House (a community-based organization providing services to domestic violence victims), and is a volunteer mentor in the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Battered Women. She also remains a member of the Cape and Islands Regional Domestic Violence Council.
About the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
Founded in 1978 by a group of activist women lawyers, the Women’s Bar Association boasts a vast membership of accomplished women lawyers, judges, and law students across Massachusetts. The WBA is committed to the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. The WBA works to achieve this mission through committees and taskforces and by developing and promoting a legislative agenda to address society’s most critical social and legal issues. Other WBA activities include drafting amicus briefs, studying employment issues affecting women, encouraging women to enter the judiciary, recognizing the achievement of women in the law, and providing pro bono services to women in need through supporting its charitable sister organization, the Women’s Bar Foundation. For more information, visit www.womensbar.org.
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