Judy Zeprun Kalman retired in 2019 after serving more than thirty years in state government, most recently as General Counsel at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In that role, she provided legal counsel to the Executive Bureau on personnel, contracts, conflicts of interest, and ethics issues and assisted in developing internal policies, guidelines, and procedures, and provided legal counsel to the substantive bureaus on criminal and civil professional responsibility issues. While at the Attorney General’s Office, Judy was also the Director of the AG Institute (the in-house training division of the Attorney General’s Office), which she created in 2000.
Before becoming General Counsel, Judy served as Deputy General Counsel; Chief of Litigation for the Western Massachusetts Division of the Attorney General’s Office; First Assistant District Attorney for the Hampden District; Assistant Attorney General in the AGO’s Criminal Bureau; and Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Judy has had extensive legal writing experience. She has written and argued over 100 briefs in the appellate and federal courts and cowrote two United States Supreme Court briefs. She has taught legal writing at Boston University School of Law and has also taught legal writing, depositions and discovery, criminal procedure, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy at Western New England University School of Law.
Judy has served as a faculty member for NAGTRI and in that capacity has presented lectures and facilitated workshops all over the country on a variety of continuing legal education topics, including legal writing and editing. She served on the NAGTRI Advisory Board for many years. In 2009, Ms. Kalman was honored to receive the National Association of Attorneys General Faculty of the Year award.
Upon her retirement, NAAG awarded Judy with its Meritorious Service Award. Judy credits NAAG and NAGTRI with her own professional development as a lawyer and as an instructor and is humbled and grateful that she maintains her professional relationship with NAAG, NAGTRI, and the outstanding staff and fellow instructors she has come to regard as family.