Former Massachusetts SJC Chief Justice to Get Leadership Award - NECN

Former Massachusetts SJC Chief Justice to Get Leadership Award

Margaret Marshall has been selected to receive the "We Are Boston Leadership Award" from Mayor Marty Walsh.



    Former Massachusetts SJC Chief Justice to Get Leadership Award
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    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Retired Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall participates in a panel on 'Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation' at the Gewirz Student Center on the campus of the Georgetown University Law Center April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Organized by the law center, the New York Review of Books and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law the forum focused on the future of human rights. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Margaret Marshall, the former chief justice of the highest court in Massachusetts has been selected to receive an award honoring the accomplishments of people and organizations who embrace diversity.

    The "We Are Boston Leadership Award" will be presented by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday at the We Are Boston gala.

    Marshall was the first female chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the first female general counsel of Harvard University. She was selected for the award for her work to promote access to justice and a transparent and independent judiciary.

    During her 14 years on the SJC, Marshall wrote more than 300 opinions. She is best known for the 2003 decision that legalized gay marriage in Massachusetts.

    Marshall is now senior counsel at the law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.

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