Events

Past Events
Annual Meeting 2017
June 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Law Clerk’s Society’s will hold its annual meeting, featuring a presentation by Professor Brian Sheppard, currently a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University, and formerly a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Judicial Court.  We will discuss the emergence of a recent trend of citizens using high-profile challenges directed to legal ethics offices, to obtain review of the conduct of high government officials.  Professor Sheppard has written extensively on the subject, including in an op-ed to the Boston Globe on December 19, 2016 entitled “Bring the Gitmo Detainees to Trial.”  Click here to download calendar item (ics).

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Theater Espresso 25th Anniversary Celebration
May 4, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The longtime theatrical and educational partner of the Supreme Judicial Court, Theatre Espresso, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a reception at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, honoring Justice Robert Cordy (Ret.)

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Law Day 2017
April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Law Clerks society will be celebrating Law Day again with the Supreme Judicial Court.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the Court and share your passion for justice with younger people.

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Fall Reception and Welcome to 2016 Law Clerks
November 30, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Reconnect with old friends and colleagues.
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Annual Meeting & Book Talk with Barbara F. Berenson
June 1, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 am

Past and present SJC law clerks are invited for light refreshments on Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30pm at our annual meeting, where we will welcome author Barbara F. Berenson to speak about her latest book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution.

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2016 Law Day
April 29, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

For the ninth year, volunteers from the Supreme Judicial Court Law Clerks’ Society will participate in the Supreme Judicial Court’s Law Day program at the John Adams courthouse. Volunteer members of the society will lead discussions with 70 high school students about Theatre Espresso’s production of Justice at War (about the internment of Japanese citizens during WWII) and the 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona.  More details to follow.

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2015 Fall Reception
December 2, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2015 Fall Reception, including a Welcome to the New Clerks and a special viewing of the ABA-Sponsored Magna Carta Exhibition.  John Adams Courthouse in Pemberton Square.  See the flier for the event here.

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2015 Annual Meeting
June 3, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This year’s meeting featured a talk by Boston College Law Professor Mary Sarah Bilder.

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2015 Law Day
May 1, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

For the eighth year, Law Clerks’ Society members participated in the Supreme Judicial Court’s Law Day Program. This year’s theme was “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law”  The theme was intended to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the “Great Charter of Liberties,” the foundation of many basic rights which Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel.

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Reception for Chief Justice Roderick Ireland
October 8, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Reception for Chief Justice Roderick Ireland upon his retirement.

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2014 Annual Meeting
June 4, 2014 from 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm

This year’s meeting featured a talk by Massachusetts State Solicitor Peter Sacks. See a flier for the event here.

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2014 Law Day
May 1, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

For the seventh year, Law Clerks’ Society members participated in the Supreme Judicial Court’s Law Day Program. This year’s theme was “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.”  The theme was intended to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

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2014 Winter Meeting
February 25, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The program theme this year was Technology Projects Improving Access to Justice.  See a flier for the event here.

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2013 Networking Reception and Welcome to the 2013-2014 Law Clerks
November 6, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

See a flier for the event here.

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2013 Annual Meeting
June 20, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The 2013 Annual Meeting took place on June 20, 2013.

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