Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

Established by the Supreme Judicial Court (the “Court”) in 1974, the Board of Bar Overseers (“BBO”) serves as the independent administrative and regulatory body which investigates and evaluates complaints against the Commonwealth's attorneys and recommends disciplinary action as appropriate. The BBO also oversees attorney registrations to the bar as well as petitions for reinstatement to the bar. It includes an Office of General Counsel ("OGC"), Office of Bar Counsel ("OBC"), and Registration department and provides staff and administrative support to the Clients' Security Board ("CSB") and the Court’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being.