Lawyers Journal

State’s top judges will highlight bench-bar program May 18

An informal bench-bar panel discussion featuring many of the state's top judges will be a highlight of this year's Centennial Conference.

The panel, "Hail to the Chiefs," will address important bench-bar topics and serve as the wrap-up to the first day of conference programming at the Boston Sheraton Hotel on May 18. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., attendees will have an opportunity to interact with distinguished members of the bench-bar panel, including:

  • Associate Justice Ralph D. Gants, Supreme Judicial Court;
  • Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan;
  • Chief Justice Paula M. Carey, Probate and Family Court;
  • Chief Justice Lynda M. Connoll, District Court;
  • Chief Justice Michael F. Edgerton Juvenile Court;
  • Chief Justice Charles R. Johnson, Boston Municipal Court;
  • Chief Justice Steven D. Pierce, Housing Court;
  • Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Appeals Courts;
  • Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse, Superior Court; and
  • Chief Justice Karyn F. Scheier, Land Court.

Following the panel discussion, attendees can attend a reception with the judges from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Visit to register by Friday, April 1, and receive $50 off a full conference pass.

The MBA's Centennial Conference will also feature three concurrent Continuing Legal Education tracks on both days, the annual Access to Justice Awards Luncheon on May 18, and the Centennial Ball on May 19. The ball will feature a keynote address from U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer and a special MBA Hennessey Award presentation to retiring U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner.

Look for the full program and conference events schedule in future issues of Lawyers Journal, Lawyers e-Journal and in e-mail communication.

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