Maycotte joins Natashia Tidwell, Garrett Lee as BBA Appointees to JBC
Boston Bar Association President Chinh H. Pham has appointed Carlos A. Maycotte, partner at Fitch Law Partners, LLP, to the Massachusetts Joint Bar Committee (JBC) to serve a three-year term.
Maycotte joins Natashia Tidwell, partner at Saul Ewing, and Garrett Lee, co-managing partner at the Boston office of Morgan & Morgan P.A., as the BBA’s three representatives on the committee; Lee will serve as chair of the JBC for the 2022-23 year.
At Fitch, Maycotte concentrates on family law and has practiced in the fields of international arbitration and litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation, and has extensive trial experience representing clients in a wide variety of family law matters. He has also served as Co-Chair of the BBA’s Family Law Section. Additionally, Maycotte serves as Fitch’s pro bono coordinator and has extensive pro bono experience as a volunteer attorney for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), focusing on the representation of unaccompanied immigrant minors facing removal from the United States.
“Carlos is a seasoned litigator and a well-respected leader at the Boston Bar Association,” remarked Pham. “In addition, his experience in the courts of the Commonwealth makes him a clear and obvious choice for the important Joint Bar Committee work in vetting candidates for judicial appointments.”
The Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments serves as one of the final steps of review in the judicial nominating process in the Commonwealth and works to ensure that candidates for these positions are both qualified and competent. The independent and nonpartisan entity is composed of 25 attorneys from across the Commonwealth, including three members each of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. The remaining committee members are a diverse group of practitioners from every county bar association and various affinity bars across the Commonwealth, including the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, the Massachusetts LGBTQ Association, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Women’s Bar Association.
For more than 50 years, the committee has been responsible for the review and evaluation of the qualifications—including integrity, character and reputation, knowledge of the law, professional experience, temperament, diligence, financial responsibility and public service—of individuals under consideration for all judicial appointments to all Commonwealth courts.