NEW MASSACHUSETTS APPEALS COURT CHIEF JUSTICE
PHILLIP RAPOZA TAKES OATH OF OFFICE
Governor Mitt Romney administered the oath of office on October 17 to new Massachusetts Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza in a public ceremony held in the House Chamber of the State House. Judges, lawyers, legislators, government officials, court employees, members of the Portuguese community, and the general public attended the event to congratulate the new Chief Justice. He succeeds former Appeals Court Chief Justice Christopher J. Armstrong, who stepped down at the mandatory retirement age of seventy for judges. Chief Justice Rapoza has been an Associate Justice of the Appeals Court since 1998.
Governor Mitt Romney (at right)
administers the oath of office to new Massachusetts
Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza.
From left to right: Chief Justice
Rapoza, Governor Romney, State Representative
Robert Correia of Fall River, and Supreme Judicial
Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall.