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Nov

05

NEW ORLEANS' ADVOCATE SHOWS 'GOOD JUDGE-MENT' ON NAWJ 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The always-fun theme of Mardi Gras prevailed at the reception for the National Association of Women Judges during its recent conference. Approximately 300 attendees rubbed shoulders, including Louisiana Supreme Court Chief JusticeBernette Joshua Johnson (joined by daughter Rachael Johnson) and 40th Judicial Court Judge Mary Hotard Becnel, who co-chaired the conference. Continue Reading

Oct

13

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS

The National Association of Women Judges swore in officers for its 2013-2014 year at its Annual Gala Banquet and Business Meeting on Saturday October 12th in New Orleans. The announcements were made nearing the end of one of NAWJ's most celebrated conferences. Judging and all that Jazz, the Association's 35th Annual Conference was held in downtown New Orleans, from October 9-13, 2013, at host hotel The Ritz-Carlton. Continue Reading

Oct

12

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE ANNA BLACKBURNE-RIGSBY SWORN IN AS 34TH PRESIDENT OF NAWJ

Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby was sworn in as the 34th President of the National Association of Women Judges at its 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 12, 2013. During her installation ceremony, Judge Blackburne-Rigsby remarked that "through education and outreach programs, NAWJ is poised for Ensuring Access to Justice for All." Continue Reading

Sep

04

NAWJ ANNOUNCES 2013 JOAN DEMPSEY KLEIN HONOREE OF THE YEAR, FLORENCE K. MURRAY AWARDEE

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) is proud to announce recipients of this year's Justice Joan Dempsey Klein Honoree of the Year Award, and Florence K. Murray Award. Continue Reading

Aug

17

NAWJ ANNOUNCES HONOREES FOR 2013 JUSTICE VAINO SPENCER LEADERSHIP AWARD, MATTIE BELLE DAVIS AWARD, NORMA WICKLER EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) is proud to announce recipients of this year's Justice Vaino Spencer Leadership Award, Mattie Belle Davis Award, and Norma Wickler Excellence in Service Award. Continue Reading

Mar

04

NAWJ CONTINUES SUPPORT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT AS LEGISLATION HEADS TO THE WHITE HOUSE

On February 28, 2013 the House passed legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. According to the New York Times "the measure passed the Senate last month with 78 votes - including those of every woman." Read the rest of the New York Times account of legislative activities here. Continue Reading

Feb

22

NAWJ WOMEN IN PRISON COMMITTEE CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST SHACKLING PREGNANT INMATES

NAWJ's Women in Prison Committee joins the Maryland Chapter of NAWJ in support of proposed legislation, Maryland House Bill 829 Correctional Services – Pregnant Detainees and Inmates – Restraint Restrictions and Reporting, which, among other things, would prohibit shackling incarcerated pregnant females. Continue Reading

Jan

08

STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE CONTINUES A PARTNERSHIP WITH NAWJ ON IMMIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Over the past two year, NAWJ has developed materials and presented trainings for hundreds of judges across the nation on immigration and human trafficking issues through support of a State Justice Institute (SJI) grant. Additional national and regional human trafficking training programs will be provided in the 2013 year. Click here to continue reading a summary of NAWJ 2012 presentations in SJI News. Continue Reading

Jan

08

NAWJ ANNOUNCES 'JUDGING AND ALL THAT JAZZ' - NAWJ's 35TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, OCTOBER 9-13, 2013

The National Association of Women Judges 35th Annual Conference will be held October 9-13, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Host Hotel is the Ritz Carlton. Conference Registration fees range from $550 to $625. Visit the conference website here for more information. Continue Reading

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