We join the Lynn community and the distinguished members of the legal profession in congratulating Judge Amy Nechtem of the Essex County Juvenile Court in Lynn on her appointment as the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
We concur wholeheartedly with Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey who said that Judge Nechtem’s “judicial and leadership experience will advance juvenile justice and child welfare” in our state. Judge Nechtem is an outstanding choice for this esteemed position of leadership in the Juvenile Court Department.
We know Judge Nechtem very well from having a sister publication, The Chelsea Record, in the city where Judge Nechtem grew up and began her education. We remember Amy as an excellent student and a member of the Chelsea High School varsity cheerleading squad prior to her admission to Simmons College, her subsequent matriculation and graduation from Suffolk University Law School, and her service in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
We remember fondly Amy’s parents, Saul and Gladys Nechtem. Saul Nechtem was a tremendous high school athlete and went on to achieve further greatness at Boston University where he is an inductee in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
We commend Judge Nechtem for her mentorship to students through the Girls Inc. organization and her stellar contribution to the annual Law Day program in Lynn.
We thank Judge Nechtem for her exemplary service at the Essex County Juvenile Court and wish her the best as she begins her new position as Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court.