Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
SJC Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall to receive the prestigious Edward F. Hennessey Award next Wednesday
Fourth Annual Bench-Bar Symposium to also feature Marshall's Annual Address to the Legal Community
The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor Supreme Judicial
Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall at its fourth annual
Bench-Bar Symposium at the John Adams Courthouse on Oct. 21. Only
the fifth recipient of the prestigious Chief Justice Edward F.
Hennessey Award, Marshall will be recognized for her many
accomplishments over the past decade as leader of the state's
"The Massachusetts courts have benefited greatly from Chief
Justice Marshall's trailblazing vision," MBA President Valerie A.
Yarashus said. "Her leadership has further ensured access to
justice to the citizens of Massachusetts and has elevated the
state's court system as a national model for innovative court
Marshall's acceptance of the Hennessey award will follow her
Annual Address to the Legal Community, during which she discuss the
Trial Court budget crisis and its impact on the public. The 4:30
p.m. event will take place at the John Adams Courthouse in
MBA President Valerie A. Yarashus and Utah Supreme Court Chief
Justice Christine Durham, president of the Conference of Chief
Justices of the United States, will also provide remarks. A
reception will follow at the same venue. As a reminder, please
bring your bar card for easier entry.