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May 10, 2014

Swampscott woman will lead state's juvenile courts

SWAMPSCOTT — A Swampscott woman has been named chief justice of the state’s juvenile courts, officials announced this week.

Judge Amy Nechtem, who was first appointed to the bench in 2001 after nearly a decade prosecuting child abuse and other cases for the Suffolk District Attorney’s office, will replace retiring Judge Michael Edgerton of Danvers when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 this summer.

She will oversee 11 juvenile courts and 41 judges throughout the state.

Nechtem has played a major role in developing alternative dispute resolution, mentoring and videoconferencing programs in the juvenile courts, and was recently awarded a grant to develop alternative dispute resolution services to families involved in harassment cases, court officials said in a press release announcing Nechtem’s selection.

Nechtem is also the president of the National Association of Women Judges.

A Chelsea native who now lives in Swampscott, she is a graduate of Simmons College and Suffolk University Law School.

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