Martha P. Grace
Chief justice (ret.)
Massachusetts Juvenile Court
Worcestor, MA, USA
Martha P. Grace was appointed as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court in February 1998, retiring from the Massachusetts Trial Court in February 2009. Prior to that, she had been Associate Justice of the Worcester Juvenile Court since 1990. She was educated at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, (2011); New England School of Law, J.D.; Clark University, M.A. in History; Smith College, B.A. in Zoology; Her memberships include Massachusetts, Boston, Worcester County and Juvenile Bar Associations, Massachusetts and Worcester Bar Foundations, National Association of Women Judges, National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges, American Judicature Society, Massachusetts Judges Conference.
Judge Grace has been the recipient of awards from the YWCA- Katherine Erskine Award (1998), Juvenile Bar Association (1999), St. Thomas More Society Ecumenical Award (1999), Massachusetts Judges Conference (2000), Distinguished Jurist Award of Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (2002), completed a Fellowship for Zero to Three (2002), Becker College Distinguished Friend of Education (2004), Department of Mental Health Distinguished Service Award (2005), Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, Doctor of Humane Letters (2005), Anna Maria College Everyday Heroes Award (2006). Southern New England School of Law, Doctor of Humane Letters ( 2008).
Teaches HL 316/616 Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence
Areas of Interest/Research
Animal Abuse and Humane Violence
Humane Society of the United States, Director of Legal Research and Development 1992-1998
Zero to Three (promoting the health and development of infants and toddlers)
Continuing Legal Education