Chief Justice Ireland to deliver Annual Address at Bench-Bar Symposium

Issue October 2013 By Jason M. Scally

Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland will deliver his Annual Address to the Legal Community at the Massachusetts Bar Association's Bench-Bar Symposium. The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the John Adams Courthouse.

This year, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey will also offer her remarks, her first to the bar since assuming her current position in July. Carey previously served as the chief justice of the Probate & Family Court.

"The Bench-Bar Symposium is one of the highlights of our year. We look forward to hearing Chief Justice Ireland's much-anticipated Annual Address, and Chief Justice Carey's plans about the Trial Court," said MBA President Douglas K. Sheff, who will also speak at the annual event. "Strengthening the ties between members of the bar and the judiciary is crucial as we work together to advance the interests of justice."

The event is free to attend for members of the Massachusetts judiciary and bar; however, those interested in attending should register as space is limited.

The speaking program will be followed by a special reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages.