Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants will deliver
his State of the Judiciary Address to the legal community at the
Massachusetts Bar Association's Annual Bench-Bar Symposium at 4
p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the John Adams Courthouse. Gants'
2015 address will be his second update to the legal community; he
was sworn-in as chief justice in July 2014.
"The symposium is a great event, which brings together attorneys
and judges from across the state," said MBA President Robert W.
Harnais. "The MBA is looking forward to continuing to work with
Chief Justice Gants and other members of the judiciary to advance
access to justice opportunities throughout commonwealth."
In addition to remarks by Gants and Harnais, other scheduled
speakers at the event include Massachusetts Trial Court Chief
Justice Paula M. Carey and Court Administrator Lewis H. "Harry"
"In last year's State of the Judiciary address, I set forth an
ambitious agenda. I am eager to update the legal community on the
considerable progress we have made on those priorities, and to set
forth new ideas related to our civil and criminal justice system
that we intend to explore in the year ahead," said Chief Justice
The event is free to attend for members of the Massachusetts
judiciary and bar.
The speaking program will be followed by a special reception
with complimentary appetizers and beverages.