Roderick L. Ireland will be sworn in Monday morning as the new chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and will become the first black person to lead the state’s court system.
Governor Deval Patrick, who nominated Ireland to replace retired Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, will administer the oath of office at 10 a.m., according to the SJC public information office.
Ireland, who is currently an associate justice of the SJC, grew up in Springfield. A childhood friend, Boston attorney Wayne Budd, will oversee the ceremony to be held at the John Adams Courthouse in Government Center.
Ireland, who has been on the SJC since 1997, lives in Milton.
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