Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants will deliver
his State of the Judiciary address to the legal community at the
Massachusetts Bar Association's Annual Bench-Bar Symposium at 4
p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the John Adams Courthouse.
Gants' 2015 address will be his second update to the legal
community; he was sworn in as chief justice in July 2014.
"The symposium is a great event, which brings together attorneys
and judges from across the state," said MBA President Robert W.
Harnais. "The MBA is looking forward to continuing to work with
Chief Justice Gants and other members of the judiciary to advance
access to justice opportunities throughout the commonwealth."
In addition to remarks by Gants and Harnais, other scheduled
speakers at the event include Paula M. Carey, chief justice of the
Massachusetts Trial Court, and Court Administrator Lewis H. "Harry"
"In last year's State of the Judiciary address, I set forth an
ambitious agenda," Gants said. "I am eager to update the legal
community on the considerable progress we have made on those
priorities, and to set forth new ideas related to our civil and
criminal justice system that we intend to explore in the year
The event is free to attend for members of the Massachusetts
judiciary and bar.
The speaking program will be followed by a special reception
with complimentary appetizers and beverages.