Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland

Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland

Roderick L. Ireland is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. 

Chief Justice Ireland has been a jurist for more than thirty-five years, serving as a judge of the Juvenile Court from 1977 to 1990, after which he was appointed an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court (1990-1997).  He was first appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1997, by Governor William F. Weld.  He became the Senior Associate Justice in 2008.  In 2010, he was appointed as the thirty-sixth Chief Justice by Governor Deval Patrick and was sworn in on December 20. Read more

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