Ireland to deliver first address to bar at Oct. 13 symposium

Issue October 2011

The MBA Bench-Bar Symposium will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the John Adams Courthouse and will feature remarks from Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland. This will be Ireland's first Address to the Legal Community since he was sworn in, in December 2010, as the first African-American chief justice of the SJC.

The 4:30 p.m. event will also feature opening remarks from MBA President Richard P. Campbell and the presentation of the National Center for State Court's prestigious G. Thomas Munsterman Award for Jury Innovation. NCSC Executive Vice President and General Counsel Robert Baldwin will present the high honor to Massachusetts Jury Commissioner Pamela J. Wood and the Jury Management Advisory Committee, which is chaired by Superior Court Judge Robert C. Rufo.

"We look forward to Chief Justice Ireland's keynote address that will shed light on the current state of the courts in Massachusetts," said Campbell. "I also look forward to joining colleagues from the bar and the bench in hearing more about the pressing issues that will claim Chief Justice Ireland's focus in the coming months."

More event details will be forthcoming in MBA's Lawyers e-Journal.

To register for the Oct. 13 Bench-Bar Symposium, visit or call (617) 338-0530.