General Counsel Christine Baily joined the Cannabis Control Commission after serving as Senior Staff Counsel at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC). In that role, she advised the justices on the discretionary portion of the SJC’s docket and on criminal and civil cases pending before the court. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Administrative Law Division of the Office of the Attorney General, where she represented administrative agencies and government officials in a wide range of matters. At the start of her legal career, she clerked for the Chief Justice and two Associate Justices at the Connecticut Supreme Court. Before focusing on the law, Ms. Baily worked as a psychological researcher, which included research on substance-abuse prevention. Ms. Baily earned her Juris Doctorate from Western New England University School of Law, her Master of Arts in Developmental Psycholinguistics from Clark University, and her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Rutgers University.