Governor Baker Appoints Army, Jr. as Associate Judge of Probate and Family Court
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BOSTON — Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker appointed Lawrence F. Army, Jr. to serve as Associate Judge of Probate and Family Court yesterday, August 17.
“Attorney Army’s decades of experience representing clients in probate and family court make him a well-qualified candidate for this appointment,” Governor Charlie Baker said. “I am pleased to submit his nomination to the Governor’s Council for its advice and consent.”
“Attorney Army has a deep knowledge not only of the law, but also of the importance and sensitivity of the issues that come before probate and family court,” Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said. “If approved, I am confident that it will serve justice in a fair and thoughtful manner.”
The Estates and Family Department is responsible for matters related to family and estates such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parenting time, adoption, termination of parental rights , abuse prevention and wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, guardianships and name changes. Probate and Family Court has 51 judges, including Chief Justice John D. Casey.
Judicial appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Candidates for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, apolitical commission made up of volunteers drawn from a cross-section of the Commonwealth’s diverse population to review court applications. Twenty-one members were subsequently appointed to the JNC in April 2015.
Army, Jr. began his legal career in 1996 as an associate at Army & Army, LLC, managing and litigate various cases in a general practice firm. He then established his own firm, Army & Lee PC, in 2012 and led the firm’s Estates and Family Law Division, representing clients throughout Massachusetts in Probate and Family Court.
The Army attorney was a partner and co-owner of his next firm, Army & Kirtsy, LLC, in 2015 and represented clients in high-conflict domestic relations cases while managing the Estates and Property Law division. family. Since 2016, Attorney Army has served as the managing partner of Army & Roche, LLC and continues to lead the firm’s probate and family law matters.
An active member of his community, Attorney Army serves on the City of Grafton Affordable Housing Committee and previously served as Chairman of the Grafton Housing Authority.
He served on the Worcester County Bar Association from 2012 to 2016 and has been a board member of the Greg Hill Foundation since 2019.
Attorney Army received his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in 1993 and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1996.