Harvard University, J.F.K. School of Government, M.P.A.
Boston University, School of Education, M.Ed.
Suffolk University School of Law, J.D.
Boston College, School of Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
General Practice of Law. I represent and advise clients in setting up of business entities as well as counseling on business and legal issues. I represent clients before the Probate Court, the District Court, the Supreme Judicial Court and administrative agencies. My practice also includes estate planning, criminal, Public Utility Law and real estate law.
General Counsel to the Department of Public Utilities. As General Counsel I managed approximately twelve attorney’s as well as clerical staff. I sat as a hearing officer. I drafted decisions or reviewed decisions of hearing officers concerning gas, electric, water and transportation matters and appeals from termination and billing proceedings. As General Counsel I assisted the department’s Consumer Protection Division in administrative and legal matters. As hearing officer or as the reviewing General Counsel, I reviewed the transcript of proceedings and drafted or reviewed staff attorney’s decisions. Decisions of the Department are reviewable by the Supreme Judicial Court.
Assistant Clerk to the Supreme Judicial Court. My duties as Clerk of Court, for the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth and the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County entailed the attending court hearings, reviewing and acceptance of documents, the drafting of orders, maintaining the records of the court, supervision of administrative staff, assisting attorney’s and members of the public on legal and procedural issues and assisting the justices in the execution of their judicial and administrative responsibilities.
Massachusetts State Police Officer. Performed general duties of a State Police Officer. Patrols, lectures, aide to the Colonel and Majors, accident investigations, Deputy Boxing Commissioner, etc.
Special Faculty, Suffolk University School of Law. Former lecturer of the course entitled Appellate Procedure. The course of study included criminal and civil appellate procedures from the various courts and administrative agencies, civil and criminal.
Former Senior Lecturer, University College, Northeastern University. Law Enforcement Program, Courses lectured included the Law of Evidence, Court and Administrative procedures, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and other police related programs.
Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council. Lecturer to various police academies sponsored or conducted by the Council. Courses taught include Municipal and Police Civil Liability, Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Abuse, Community Policing and Evidence and Court Procedure.
Director of the William Cloran Academy. A private academy established to train candidates to be Special Officers with police powers for qualification for Boston Police Department Special Officer Program and the Newton Police Special Officer Program as well as to provide security companies with consulting services relating to training needs.
MASSACHUSETTS FIREARM USER’S MANUAL William M. Cloran, Esq., 1994,2002, 2005, 2011
CRIMINAL LAW REFERENCE HANDBOOK – POLICE, William M. Cloran, Esq., 1998, 2001, 2011
CRIMINAL LAW REFERENCE HANDBOOK – SECURITY, William M. Cloran, Esq., 1996, 2006
MOTOR VEHICLE LAW REFERENCE HANDBOOK, William M. Cloran, Esq., 1997, 2001, 2005
MASSACHUSETTS LAW REFERENCE HANDBOOK FOR LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS 2006
Produced numerous handouts and other writings for classes and lectures.
Member of the Bar of Massachusetts
Member of the Bar of the United States, Court of Military Appeals (former)
Massachusetts Bar Association
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
1. Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees (former), Civil Liability Institute of Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit corporation.
2. Former Member of the Board of Editors, the Alert, a quarterly periodical addressing Civil Liability issues facing state agencies, municipalities and individual law enforcement officers. I had contributed articles in each of its quarterly issues.
3. I was the recipient of the Joseph Coolidge Shaw, S.J., medal in 1985. The medal is an honor that Boston College conferred upon distinguished people in recognition of their noteworthy personal contributions to learning and culture.
4. I have either directed or participated in the Management Surveys of the City of Lawrence, Town of Wellesley, City of Haverhill, City of Marlborough, and the Town of Hull addressing the Management, Administration and Operation issues of the departments. Substantial written reports were submitted. I was Appointed by the Receiver of the City of Chelsea to assist in assessing and reorganizing the Chelsea Police Department. 1991 – 1992. Performed other studies/reviews of government agencies
5. Contributor to the HANDBOOK FOR MASSACHUSETTS SELECTMEN, Second Edition, Published by the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Massachusetts, 1988
6. Served on the Curriculum Committee and assisted in drafting curriculum for the Criminal Justice Training Council. I drafted the recruit curriculum for the courses Criminal Law and Court Procedures. Under contract, with the Criminal Justice Training Council, I wrote the CRIMINAL LAW REFERENCE HANDBOOK and the MOTOR VEHICLE LAW REFERENCE HANDBOOK for that agency.
7. I have presented luncheon/diner talks, courses and lectures to numerous civic, professional and governmental groups on subjects relating to law, law enforcement, practices and procedures relating to the criminal justice system.
8. Presently serve as General Counsel to the Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts.