This report explores the current budgeting and staffing process and the problems arising from it—striking productivity declines, rapidly rising costs, and, most importantly, systemic inequities in the distribution of resources.
About James Dolan
James W. Dolan is a graduate of Boston University, Boston College, and Boston College High School. He has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1965. A District Court Judge for over 26 years, Attorney Dolan spent 20 years at the Dorchester District Court, where he served as First Justice. He later served as Acting First Justice of Lynn, West Roxbury, Roxbury and New Bedford District Courts. Attorney Dolan also served as Regional Administrative Judge for the Greater Boston Region. In 1999, his colleagues and the Massachusetts Judges’ Conference honored him with the award of District Court Judge of the Year. He received the Boston Bar Foundation Public Service Award in 1991 for his work in the Dorchester District Court.