Justice Ireland to speak at Mass. Bar Foundation 2008 Annual Meeting

Issue January 2008

All Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellows, Grantees and Friends are invited to attend the MBF Annual Meeting on Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Social Law Library in the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.

Associate Justice Roderick L. Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court will be the Foundation’s Great Friend of Justice honoree and keynote speaker.

Ireland’s commitment to juvenile justice and passion for improving the lives of young people factor prominently in his distinguished career.

For 13 years, he sat in Boston Juvenile Court, working with children and families on a daily basis. In 2005, the Massachusetts Bar Association honored him with its Public Service Award for his dedication to and longstanding support of the statewide high school Mock Trial Competition.

As advisor, program director, mentor, teacher and chair of the planning committee for the SJC’s Judicial Youth Corps since its inception in 1990, Ireland has played a central role in a program that teaches high school students about the judicial branch of government and the principles of law.
The MBF proudly honors Ireland with the 2008 Great Friend of Justice Award for his dedication to the Judicial Youth Corps and in recognition of his gift for inspiring young people to realize their fullest potential.

The MBF Annual Meeting also serves as a forum to briefly report on the activities of the year, recognize new Fellows and new Life Fellows and elect officers and trustees for the coming year.
This event is generously sponsored by US Trust, the MBA and J.M. Perrone Company.

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