Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland will present his first Annual Address to the Legal Community since being sworn in as Chief Justice on December 20, 2010. The Massachusetts Bar Association is the sponsor of the Bench-Bar Symposium, which is being held in the John Adams Courthouse.
Vice President and General Counsel Robert Baldwin of the National Center for State Courts also will present the prestigious G. Thomas Munsterman Award for Jury Innovation to Massachusetts Jury Commissioner Pamela J. Wood and the Jury Management Advisory Committee, chaired by Superior Court Judge Robert F. Rufo. The innovative use of technology and improved juror utilization are among the noteworthy accomplishments recognized by the NCSC.
Speakers at the Bench-Bar Symposium include MBA President Richard P. Campbell and Juvenile Court Judge James G. Collins, President of the Massachusetts Judges Conference.