Contact: Contact: Kerry Crisley


What's the State of the State Courts? (Media Advisory)

Who: Justice Margot Botsford, Supreme Judicial Court; Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Appeals Court; Chief Justice Robert A. Mulligan, Administrative Office of the Trial Court; Chief Justice Barbara Rouse, Superior Court; Chief Justice Paula M. Carey, Probate and Family Court; Chief Justice Karyn F. Scheier, Land Court; Chief Justice Charles R. Johnson, Boston Municipal Court, and Chief Justice Steven D. Pierce, Boston Housing Court. 

What: What's the State of the Massachusetts State Courts?

When: Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m.

Where: Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston

Join with us to show your support for the Massachusetts judiciary, a co-equal and independent branch of government created by our state constitution. This program - coming on the heels of the scheduled release by House Ways & Means of its proposed FY 2013 budget - will be especially timely. This is your opportunity to hear firsthand about the challenges the Massachusetts judiciary is facing with regard to the fair, safe, and efficient administration of justice. 

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.