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If you would like to post events on the NAWJ calendar, please send an e-mail with “NAWJ Calendar Submission” in the subject line to nawj@nawj.org and include the following information event date, time, title (e.g., “District 4 Meeting”), brief description, contact information (name, telephone and/or e-mail), location (place, address, city, state).

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Archived Events


2014
JANUARY 2014


FEBRUARY 2014


February 22, 2014 • 11:30am
 District Three Brunch Meeting
NAWJ District Three will hold a business meeting during The Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Conference. (You may attend if not registered for Conference.) Caitlin Day will be the Guest Speaker. Please bring gently used clothing, shoes, handbags and travel toiletries to donate to Career Wardrobe. In exchange for the donations, vouchers will be given to women in Philadelphia work release or job training programs in keeping with our goals of supporting incarcerated women. $60 registration fee.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Sheila A. Woods-Skipper, NAWJ District 3 Director, sheila.woods-skipper@courts.phila.gov.
Location:
Westin Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 26, 2014 • 6:00pm
 20th Annual Irma S. Raker Dinner
The NAWJ Maryland Chapter and the women legislators of Maryland join together for their annual meeting. Please check your calendars and RSVP to this event by Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Arrangements are based upon the number of guests attending and space is limited. We will not have a cost until after the event is held, but it should be in line with previous years’ dinner at the Government House, which is around $27 per person. Because Government House needs an accurate count there are no refunds after Wednesday, February 19, 2014 and you are responsible to pay for the dinner whether you attend or not. Download flyer here.

Contact Information: RSVP to Anand Das at anand.das@mdcourts.gov or (301) 563-8827.
Location:
Government House
Annapolis, Maryland

MARCH 2014


March 6, 2014 • 8:00am - 3:00pm
 NAWJ and FAIR Girls Presents the ‘FAIR Girls Tell Your Friends’ Program
NAWJ and FAIR Girls join to educate students at Elizabeth Seton High School and DeMatha High School toward eliminating human trafficking from society. FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education. Through prevention education, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy, healthy young women.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Toni Clarke, NAWJ District 4 Director, TClarke@co.pg.md.us.
Location:
Elizabeth Seton High School
Bladensburg, Maryland

March 13-15, 2014 
 NAWJ's 2014 Midyear Meeting and Leadership Conference
Annual meeting of members of the National Association of Women Judges , current and retired judges from across the country, and the wider legal community to discuss pressing issues affecting the judiciary.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Conference Manager Mary-Kathleen Todd at mtodd@nawj.org.
Location:
The Westin Georgetown
Washington, District of Columbia

APRIL 2014


MAY 2014


May 1, 2014 • 11:30am - 2:30pm
 Color of Justice Program
In conjunction with the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, NAWJ presents the Color of Justice program that mentors young women and minorities in considering opportunities for careers in the legal and judicial professions. This presentation reached 25 students at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise. The program is supported with funding from Color of Justice Program sponsor LexisNexis. NAWJ member and Queens County Criminal Court Judge Michelle A. Armstrong chairs the May 1st program (Download here.)

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Lavinia Cousin at (202) 393-0222. NAWJ, 1341 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 4.2, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Location:
Queens County Criminal Court
125-01 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, New York

May 5-9, 2014 
 Justice for All – IAWJ’s 12th Biennial International Conference
The International Association of Women Judges biennial convention of woman judges from around the world.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Jeff Groton at IAWJ at jgroton@iawj.org.
Location:
Arusha, Tanzania

May 12, 2014 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
 Sisters In Success 2014
The Delaware Women in Prison Committee comprised of current and retired judges, the warden and deputy warden of their women’s prison, the bureau chief for medical/dental care, two lawmakers, the executive director of our Criminal Justice Council, and other volunteers, joined in an effort to have a nursery built and maintained at the women’s prison. The Committee will hold its second annual “Sisters In Success” program at the prison on the day after Mother’s Day. First Lady of Delaware Carla Markell will speak and presenters will share helpful on all sorts of topics/issues relevant to the incarcerated women. Last year the Program had 150 women participate, and it was very well received. Click here to view last year’s program.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Jan Jurden, Superior Court, State of Delaware. Phone: (302) 255-0628.
Location:
Baylor Women's Correctional Institution
New Castle, Delaware

May 14, 2014 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
 Color of Justice Program
NAWJ is joined by the California Women’s Lawyers, Queen’s Bench Bar Association, Sedgwick LLP, Golden Gate School of Law and Robbins Family Law to encourage Balboa High School students to learn about and consider careers in the legal profession. San Francisco Superior Court Judges Charlene Padovani Kiesselbach and Suzanne Ramos Bolanos chaired the program coordinated by Sedgwick LLP counsel Eliza M. Rodrigues. Over 60 students traveled to listen and participate in four panels: 1) A Career in Law panel; 2) an enactment of a legal proceeding; 3) a judges panel – A View from the Bench; and 4) luncheon discussion Leveling with the Bench and Bar. Download the full program agenda here.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact nawj@nawj.org.
Location:
Hiram W. Johnson State Building and the Milton Marks Conference Center
San Francisco, California

JUNE 2014


June 9, 2014 • 12:00pm
 A Judge’s Perspective on Current Threats to a Fair and Impartial Judiciary
Get an insider’s look at the challenges state court judges face in charged political environments. Speakers include NAWJ President Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente, and former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice, the Hon. Marsha Ternus of the. This program is presented by NAWJ’s Informed Voters Project. Admission is free.

Contact Information: Advance reservations recommended. Please call 215-409-6700 or order online. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted. Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.
Location:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

JULY 2014


July 23, 2014 • 6:00pm
 Celebrate Bastille Day - NAWJ Maryland Business Meeting Dinner
NAWJ Maryland has many events and activities coming up in the next several months, for which we will need volunteers and participants. They include projects such as the Color of Justice, the Women Moving Forward Re-Entry conference at Jessup MCIW, and the Storybook Project, which is also at Jessup. Several of our members are involved in addressing human trafficking issues, as well as advocating for girls in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Come share your ideas about new projects, suggestions about how to improve our current programs, and take the opportunity to sign up for whatever project strikes your fancy. For $32.00 you will get your choice of an appetizer, four choices for an entrée, and two desserts served to everyone (a very appealing notion for those of us who have a sweet tooth! Tea, soft drinks and coffee are included as well.

Contact Information: RSVP to Lorena Kushida by email at lkushida@mcccourt.com
Location:
Café de Paris
8808 Centre Park Drive
Columbia, Maryland

AUGUST 2014


SEPTEMBER 2014


September 10, 2014 
 MentorJet at the University of Detroit, Mercy School of Law
MentorJet is a ‘speed mentoring’ networking opportunity which provides high school, college and law students with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with judges and lawyers, who can serve as mentors and provide information and advise the students on different legal careers. The program uses a fun, accessible ‘speed mentoring’ format similar ‘speed dating.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Site coordinator Markeisha J. Miner, Assistant Dean for Career Services at (313) 596-0260 and mminer@udmercy.edu or NAWJ member coordinator Judge Katherine Hansen at (313) 965-8735 and katherine.hansen@36thdistrictcourt.org.
Location:
University of Detroit, Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

September 15, 2014 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Film Screening in celebration of Judge Constance Baker Motley
The New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges will screen a documentary on the life of Judge Constance Baker Motley (Sep. 14, 1921 – Sep. 28, 2005). Judges Debra James, Joan Madden and La Tia Martin are coordinating the presentation. The two hour program will include a showing of the film, followed by a discussion. Light refreshments will be served. The screening of the documentary will coincide with the 93rd birthday of Judge Constance Baker Motley.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact District Two Director Justice Betty Williams by email at bjwillia@courts.state.ny.us
Location:
U.S. Courthouse, Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, New York

September 30, 2014 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
 NAWJ District One Fall Reception
Join us as we acknowledge newly appointed women judges Kerry A. Ahern, Cynthia M. Brackett, Helen A. Brown Bryant, Fairlie Dalton, Debra DelVecchio, Lisa F. Edmonds, Siobhan E. Foley, Lisa Grant, Juliann Hernon, Susan L. Jacobs, Page Kelley, Jennifer A. Stark and Indira Talwani and newly elevated women judges, Amy L. Blake Associate Justice of the Appeals Court, Jennifer C. Boal Chief Magistrate Judge of the District of Massachusetts, Beverly J. Cannone Associate Justice of the Superior Court, Judith Cutler Chief Justice of the Land Court, Geraldine Hines Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, Rosalind H. Miller Associate Justice of the Superior Court, Angela Ordonez, Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court and Amy L. Nechtem Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Monica Passeno, 617-788-6517 monica.passeno@jud.state.ma.us by Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
Location:
In the Atrium, Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, Massachusetts

OCTOBER 2014


October 1, 2014 
 MentorJet at the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (Lansing)
Read news on past event here. MentorJet is a ‘speed mentoring’ networking opportunity which provides high school, college and law students with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with judges and lawyers, who can serve as mentors and provide information and advise the students on different legal careers. The program uses a fun, accessible ‘speed mentoring’ format similar ‘speed dating.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Site coordinator Karen M. Poole, Career and Professional Development Coordinator at (517) 372-4900, ext. 8716 or NAWJ member coordinator Judge Katherine Hansen at (313) 965-8735 and katherine.hansen@36thdistrictcourt.org.
Location:
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (Lansing)
300 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan

October 2, 2014 • 3:00pm
 A Judge's Perspective on Current Threats to a Fair and Impartial Judiciary
Join esteemed panelists the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Former Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III, the Honorable Justice Barbara J. Pariente and the Honorable Lisa Walsh at this upcoming Informed Voters Project Symposium.

Contact Information: Please RSVP online here.
Location:
Florida International University College of Law, Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
11200 S.W. 8th Street, RDB 2015
University Park, Florida

October 4, 2014 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
 NAWJ New Jersey Color of Justice Program
NAWJ New Jersey presents their Third Annual Color of Justice Program to encourage local youth to pursue careers in the legal profession.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Michelle Capers Hollar-Gregory at (973) 693-6703.
Location:
Seton Hall Law School
1109 Raymond Blvd.
Newark, New Jersey

October 15 - 19, 2014 
 NAWJ 2014 Annual Conference: Protecting and Advancing Meaningful Access to Justice
The National Association of Women Judges’ 36th Annual Conference will convene in San Diego, California for a multi-day exploration of current topics in access to justice from leading local and national jurists, scholars and experts; visits to major legal landmarks; presentation of annual NAWJ awards; and many fun social receptions and hospitality activities to join and meet fellow conferees.

Contact Information: Conference Chairs: Judge Tamila E. Ipema at Tamila.Ipema@sdcourt.ca.gov

Judge Margie G. Woods at Margie.Woods@sdcourt.ca.gov

Conference Manager: Mary Kathleen Todd at mtodd@nawj.org
Location:
Host Hotel: The Westin Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, California

October 24, 2014 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
 NAWJ District 13 Annual Judicial Officer Reception and NAWJ Scholarship Award Ceremony
The Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission along with the Women’s Law Caucuses of the Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law invite you to its very special annual and regional event.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Marilyn Paja, NAWJ Washington State Chair, at 360.337.7261.
Location:
Seattle University School of Law, Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

October 30, 2014 
 MentorJet at the University of Michigan Law School
Read news on past event here. MentorJet is a ‘speed mentoring’ networking opportunity which provides high school, college and law students with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with judges and lawyers, who can serve as mentors and provide information and advise the students on different legal careers. The program uses a fun, accessible ‘speed mentoring’ format similar ‘speed dating.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Katie Ulivi, Career Planning Senior Assistant at (734) 764-0546, kmrus@umich.edu or NAWJ member coordinator Judge Katherine Hansen at (313) 965-8735 and katherine.hansen@36thdistrictcourt.org.
Location:
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

NOVEMBER 2014


November 6, 2014 
 MentorJet at the Michigan State University College of Law
MentorJet is a ‘speed mentoring’ networking opportunity which provides high school, college and law students with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with judges and lawyers, who can serve as mentors and provide information and advise the students on different legal careers. The program uses a fun, accessible ‘speed mentoring’ format similar ‘speed dating.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Site coordinator Shawn P. Calabrese, Associate Director for Career Services at (517) 432-6980 and calabr17@law.msu.edu or NAWJ member coordinator Judge Katherine Hansen at (313) 965-8735 and katherine.hansen@36thdistrictcourt.org.
Location:
Michigan State University College of Law
648 N. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, Michigan

DECEMBER 2014





2015
JANUARY 2015


FEBRUARY 2015


MARCH 2015


APRIL 2015


April 23-24, 2015 
 2015 NAWJ Midyear Meeting and Leadership Conference
The annual midyear meeting of the National Association of Women Judges

Contact Information: For conference information Mary-Kathleen Todd at (202) 393-0222. NAWJ, 1341 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 4.2, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Location:
Palmer House (Hilton Hotel)
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois

MAY 2015


JUNE 2015


JULY 2015


AUGUST 2015


SEPTEMBER 2015


OCTOBER 2015


October 8-11, 2015 
 NAWJ 37th Annual Conference
The Association’s annual conference presentation of education programs and business meetings dedicated to current mission priorities.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Mary-Kathleen Todd at (202) 393-0222. NAWJ, 1341 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 4.2, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah

NOVEMBER 2015


DECEMBER 2015


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