JUSTICE MARGOT BOTSFORD
SWORN IN AS
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT JUSTICE
of well wishers cheered as new Supreme Judicial Court
Justice Margot Botsford was administered the oath of
office by Governor Deval Patrick on September 4, 2007
in the John Adams Courthouse. Justice Botsford, formerly
a Superior Court judge for 18 years, will hear oral arguments
at the Supreme Judicial Court for the first time on Thursday,
September 6. She served as a law clerk to former Supreme
Judicial Court Justice Francis Quirico in the early 1970’s.
Justice Botsford fills the position left vacant by the
untimely death of Justice Martha B. Sosman, who passed
away last March.
her opening remarks at the swearing-in ceremony, Supreme
Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall “welcomed
home” Justice Botsford. Superior Court Chief Justice
Barbara J. Rouse also spoke eloquently of Justice Botsford
at the event. Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger
was master of ceremonies.
Governor Deval Patrick administers the oath
to Justice Margot Botsford.
Justice Margot Botsford greets friends and
family members after being
sworn in as a Supreme Judicial Court Justice. Behind her (from left)
Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse, Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall,
Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, and Governor Deval Patrick.
Family and friends of Justice Margot Botsford
at the John Adams Courthouse