2004 Annual Conference
AT THE CROSSROADS
Indianapolis, IN October 7-10, 2004
The 26th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana was a huge success.
The weekend was chalk full of first class programming, outstanding speakers
and wonderful social gatherings. Conference Chair, Judge Maggie Robb, and
her hard-working committee put an exceptional amount of time and
effort into making this year's Conference a pleasant and beneficial experience
for all in attendance. Thank you to Judge Robb, the 2004 Conference Committee
and to everyone who attended for making this Conference such a great success!
NAWJ was honored to be addressed by Dr. Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist
and frequent expert witness, and Dr. Will Miller, a stand well-known
stand-up comedian. Each of these speakers did an excellent job and truly enriched
Also, four people earned awards from the Conference. Retired Minnesota Supreme Court
Justice Rosalie Wahl, a founding member, was named the Joan Dempsey Klein Honoree of the
Year for her longstanding support of NAWJ. New York attorney Conrad L. Klein was named as
the 2004 Florence K. Murray awardee. Mr. Klein is the husband of NAWJ Founding Mother, the
Hon. Joan Dempsey Klein, and has been a supporter of NAWJ since it was established in 1979.
Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Maxine White was named the 2004 recipient of the Mattie Belle
Davis Award for demonstrating growing leadership with the NAWJ. Finally, Chief Justice
Shepard earned the Norma J. Winkler Excellence in Service Award. The award is given to an
NAWJ member who has performed above and beyond the call of duty in support of NAWJ. The
Chief Randall T. Justice received the award in recognition of his overall belief in
NAWJ’s mission and his support for the 2004 conference.
NAWJ is pleased to provide the text from the following conference addresses:
Presentation to Judge Maxine A. White
Award Presentation to Conrad Klein
Presentation of the Honoree of the Year Award
Photos from the conference can be found at
Future-Pros.com. To access the photos, please
enter the following password: NAWJ2004
After such a superb conference in Indianapolis, we are looking forward to the 27th
annual conference in 2005 set to be in Houston, Texas!