BOSTON, May 8, 2014—A senior Suffolk prosecutor was honored with a prestigious award from the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
Assistant District Attorney Christina Miller received the Kevin Larkin Award for Public Service last night at the association’s annual dinner. In her role as Chief of District Courts and Community Prosecutions, Miller oversees the great majority of some 40,000 criminal cases each year in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. She is also the DA’s point person on internet crimes against children and directly supervises all investigations of hate crimes and civil rights violations in Suffolk County.
“Christina has served as a leader, both in our office and in the legal community as a whole, in efforts to provide everyone with equal protection under the law, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender expression, or sexual orientation,” Conley said. “And just as important, she’s worked tirelessly to educate officials from every branch of law enforcement to ensure that every victim is treated with the respect, courtesy, and compassion they deserve.”
Miller has held her position overseeing the DA’s staff in nine district and municipal courts since 2007. She previously served in the DA’s Appellate Division and has also been a prosecutor in the Essex and Norfolk district attorneys’ offices.
“As a trial lawyer, Christina’s fought for people in some of the state’s busiest courtrooms,” Conley said. “As an appellate attorney, she’s fought for communities in the state’s highest courts. But as a person deeply committed to the law’s great egalitarian promise, she’s been every bit as active in outside the courtroom.”
Miller has served on a variety committees and leadership positions within the legal community. She currently serves as co-chair of the Mass LGBTQ Bar Association and a member of its LGBTQ Youth in the Courts Task Force, has previously served as a member of its board, and volunteers as a mentor with Mass LGBTQ Bar, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Boston Lawyers Group.
All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.