More than 300 attorneys and judges helped us honor the career and achievements of Chief Justice Roderick Ireland at the Park Plaza Hotel, including BBA President Paul Dacier, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert DeLeo.

Over the past four years, Chief Justice Ireland has overseen a number of landmark successes, including leading court reform efforts, advocating for greater funding for the court system, and strengthening the relationship between the state legislature and the judiciary. 

“As a leader of the courts, he has embodied what the Constitution calls for: a true judge who shows restraint and ensures that the rights of all are protected and adjudicated."

--BBA President Paul T. Dacier