Gants to deliver State of the Judiciary, Oct. 20

Issue October 2015

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" Spence.

"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 ahead."

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.