Posts tagged "Patch"

In the Matter of: Patch, Thomas F. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-183-13)

NOTICE: All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us     SJC‑11144   IN THE MATTER OF THOMAS F. PATCH. October 21, 2013.   Attorney at Law, Disciplinary proceeding, Suspension, Disbarment. Board of Bar Overseers.       Bar counsel appeals from an order of a single justice of this court indefinitely suspending the respondent, Thomas F. Patch, from the practice of law.  Bar counsel argues that the single justice abused his discretion by not accepting the recommendation of the Board of Bar Overseers (board) that the respondent be disbarred, and by instead ordering an indefinite suspension based on his personal observations of the respondent in the court room and his conclusion that the respondent’s misconduct was mitigated by “unresolved emotional issues.”  Because we agree with bar counsel, we vacate the order of indefinite suspension and direct that a judgment enter disbarring the respondent.   Background.  The respondent was admitted to the practice of law in 1987.  He was suspended in 2004 for a term of three months following multiple adjudications of contempt in the Probate and Family Court stemming from his own divorce litigation, in which he represented himself.  Matter of Patch, 20 Mass. Att’y Discipline Rep. 445 (2004).  During this earlier disciplinary proceeding, he presented evidence in mitigation indicating that clinical depression had contributed to his misconduct.  Id. at 446.  After serving the three-month suspension, he was reinstated.     In March, 2006, the respondent was convicted in the District Court of one count of criminal harassment (G. L. c. 265, § 43A [a]), for which he was sentenced to two and one-half years in the house of correction, suspended for five years; and of two counts of violating a protective order (G. L. c. 209A, § 7), for which he was sentenced to concurrent terms of five years’ probation.  As one of the terms of his probation, he was ordered to submit to a psychological evaluation, and he was later ordered to submit to mental health treatment.  In January, 2007, he was found to be in violation of the terms of his probation.  He was ordered to serve two and one-half years in the house of correction, with five years’ probation following his release.  In November, 2007, he was convicted in the District Court of one count of witness intimidation (G. L. c. 268, § 13B).  The victim of that offense was one of the mental health professionals who had conducted the respondent’s […]

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - October 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Categories: News   Tags: , , , , ,

There’s A New Patch in Town: Swallow Falls from Sony Picture Animation’s ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’ (Sponsored)

Excited for the new movie "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"? Take your kids on a virtual trip to the island where the sequel takes place: Swallow Falls. Pack a fork. Sponsored by Sony Pictures. South End Patch News

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - September 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

There’s A New Patch In Town: Disney’s Propwash Junction (Sponsored)

Excited for the new movie "Planes"? Take your kids on a virtual trip to the town where Disney's "Planes" takes place: Propwash Junction. No wings required. Sponsored by Disney. South End Patch News

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 26, 2013 at 2:25 am

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , , ,

New Upgrades on Patch: More Headlines, Better Conversation

Find out more about the new homepage changes on South End Patch. South End Patch News

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , ,

Patch Volunteers At Animal Rescue League

Eight Patch editors from all the Boston Patch sites spent Tuesday afternoon volunteering at the Animal Rescue League of Boston in the South End. Donning our Patch t-shirts, flyers, posters and three friendly dogs, we set out to get the word out to r South End Patch News

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , ,

Today on Patch: New Features and a New Look

Welcome to the completely redesigned South End Patch! We’re really pleased with it and we think you’ll like it, too. First of all, we think the site looks livelier, and more like the South End. See that big photo on the top of the site? That was taken o South End Patch News

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 27, 2013 at 4:29 am

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , ,

Police: Man with Eye Patch Robbed South End Metro PCS

Police are looking for a man with an eye patch who reportedly made off with $ 600 from a South End Metro PCS on Tuesday.  Boston Police Officers responded to a robbery in progress at 776 Tremont Street at about 3:35 p.m. on June 18. The store’s clerk told police she buzzed the suspect into the store because she recognized him from prior business. However, she said the suspect walked into the store with his hand in his pocket and told the clerk to give him money and not look at him. The victim took out about $ 600 and handed it to the suspect. The suspect told the victim to stop looking at him and get on the ground as he fled out the door, onto Tremont Street in an unknown direction. The only description given to police was that the man was wearing an eye patch. Police are still on the lookout for the suspect.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , ,

Coming Soon! South End Patch Gets a New Look

Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch – we’re getting a whole new look! It’s coming soon and it’s going to make South End Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know:   Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up! The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue, or announce your garage sale, graduation, or find a lost pet. More to say? It will be easier to start your own blog, too. You’ll soon be able to start your own blog anytime, so you can have a stronger voice in the community – or just share your expertise and opinion. And if you’re already a Local Voices blogger, you’ll find the tools are much more streamlined and straightforward. You’ll see all of this (and more) on Patch real soon. For a sneak peek, check out Fairfield Patch. Questions? Please e-mail Senior Editor Sara Jacobi sara.jacobi@patch.com.  As always, thanks for being part of the South End Patch community. South End Patch

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , ,

Post Your Yard Sale For Free and Patch Will Send Shoppers Your Way

Having a Garage or Yard Sale? Share the details here to be added to our interactive map of sales. Later this week we’ll show you a map of sales in the area. This map shows you sales in several Boston neighborhoods. You can also add your sale to your local Patch by clicking on it below: Back Bay Patch Beacon Hill Patch Charlestown Patch Fenway-Kenmore Patch Jamaica Plain Patch North End Patch Roslindale Patch South End Patch West Roxbury Patch If you’re looking at this on your mobile device, switch to desktop view. South End Patch

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , , ,

Patch Interviews U.S. Senate Candidates

South End Patch

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , ,

Next Page »