Many years ago, the great jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
stated, "I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization."
Imagine any public figure saying that today.
At various speaking engagements in the last several weeks,
Massachusetts Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence has centered
his remarks on his initial assessments and progress during his
inaugural nine months on the job. When listening to those remarks,
one cannot question that he has hit the ground running at a pace
necessary to achieve much change in the remaining four years of his
The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce that
Gov. Deval L. Patrick will deliver the keynote address at its
Annual Dinner set for Thursday, May 9 at the Westin Boston
Gov. Deval L. Patrick filed his budget recommendations for
fiscal year 2014 on Jan. 23. Patrick recommends funding the Trial
Court at $577 million, which is less than the $589 million
maintenance request by the court.