Message from the President

judge-elizabeth-white-update.jpgThank you for visiting our website.

Since our founding in 1979, NAWJ has been committed to diversity in our membership. Our organization includes federal and state trial judges, appellate judges, administrative law judges, tribal and military judges as well as attorneys, law clerks, law students and professors committed to our mission – to promote the judicial role of protecting the rights of individuals through strong, committed, diverse judicial leadership; fairness and equality in the courts, and equal access to justice.

I am excited to serve as your 42nd President . I intend to work towards fulfilling our Strategic Plan and foster an environment of inclusion and transparency.  As I stated in my speech delivered at the Annual Conference in Nashville, my theme for this year is "Effecting Change: Drawing from our Past and Embracing our Future". The speech can be accessed here.

I have made so many enduring connections and friendships through my NAWJ membership. I have learned from my sisters-in-law and grown professionally as a result. NAWJ remains as important, if not more so, than when it was founded.

If you are not a member, I hope you will join us. If you are a member, I hope you will strengthen your commitment to this wonderful organization. Please help us accomplish our mutual goals and meet the ideals that NAWJ stands for: the importance of judicial diversity, inclusiveness and equal access for all.


Hon. Elizabeth A. White (ret.)

President, NAWJ

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