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State chief justice says courts are performing well

Roderick L. Ireland, the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, told the legal community Wednesday that the state court system is performing well in a climate of fiscal austerity.

“This year, although our budget is tight, we are beginning to reverse the drain on personnel that resulted from a multiyear hiring freeze,” Ireland said during an annual address at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. “We are hopeful that the worst is behind us, and that we can start the process of addressing critical staffing needs for our courts.”

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