Sheriece M. Perry is the newly appointed Senior Manager of the Department of Support Services of the Massachusetts Trial Court. As Senior Manager, Ms. Perry provides state-wide oversight of the Court Service Centers, Law Libraries and Judicial Response. Prior to starting her current position, Ms. Perry served as Attorney-Manager of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse Court Service Center. As a Court Service Center Manager, Ms. Perry provided self-represented litigants with neutral legal information about court rules and procedure, one-on-one help with filling out legal forms, direct referrals to appropriate legal and social service organizations, and access to self-help tools and computers. While serving as Court Service Center Manager, the Brooke Court Service Center served over 10,000 self-represented litigants seeking assistance navigating their legal issues. Ms. Perry has spent time as a private practitioner handling family law, probate law, and real estate law; and was a Staff Attorney at Volunteer Lawyers Project. While at Volunteer Lawyers Project, Ms. Perry represented low income clients in family law and guardianship related matters. She additionally provided training, mentoring and advice to pro bono attorneys and law students, and supervised court-based clinics at Suffolk Probate and Family Court on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Ms. Perry is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School. During her tenure at SULS, she served as a member of the Black Law Students Association, as well as secretary during her second and third years. She was also a Suffolk Public Interest Law Group Fellow.
Ms. Perry has taught at Bunker Hill Community College as Adjunct Faculty and has led trainings at Lexington Insurance, Ropes & Gray, and Volunteer Lawyers Project. She also has served as faculty and presented at the 1st and 2nd Legal Services Conferences, and the Probate and Family Court: Lawyer of the Day Trainings hosted by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Ms. Perry authored a chapter on Guardianship of Minors in Guardianship and Conservatorship Practice under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code. Ms. Perry is a board member of Project Hip-Hop, a youth non-profit organization in Roxbury, MA, and a member of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys. Ms. Perry serves as the MBLA’s Delegate in the Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates and is an Attorney-Mentor in the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Tiered Mentoring Program. Ms. Perry is also the co-founder of a teen girls summer empowerment program. Lastly, Ms. Perry has served on various panels and received awards for her community engagement work and initiatives.
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