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Canceled: Justice for All: A Conversation with Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall
April 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CANCELED: We are sorry to report that this event has been canceled due to concerns related to the COVAD-19 virus.
Join us for this special evening!
Justice for All: A Conversation with Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall
Immigrant, Legal Scholar, Groundbreaking, Supreme Judicial Court!
Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall (ret.) served on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as an Associate Justice from 1996 to 1999, and as a Chief Justice from 1999-1020. She was the first woman to hold the Chief Justice position in the Court’s more than three hundred year history. A graduate of Witwatersand University (Johannesburg, South Africa), Harvard University, and Yale Law School, Chief Justice Marshall gained a national reputation for both her landmark decisions and her reforms of the Massachusetts court system.
During her fourteen years on the Supreme Judicial Court, Chief Justice Marshall wrote many groundbreaking opinions, includin the 2003 decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. A long-time advocate of access to justice for all, she implemented innovative procedures for self-represented litigants and strengthened probono service by the bar.
She has received numerous awards recognizing her judicial an other accomplishments.
Needham Area Immigration Justice Task Force
League of Women Voters of Needham
Temple Beth Shalom
Questions and Answers will follow the conversation
Free and open to all!
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