Written by National Association of Women Judges|October 13, 2013|News Archive

(New Orleans, Louisiana) 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. The Annual Business Meeting recognizes the Association’s year of achievements, and formally inducts new Board Members for the upcoming year. This year’s Annual Gala also recognized leaders for the new year.

All newly elected and continuing officers* may be found in the list below.


Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby 
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Washington, D.C.

Hon. Julie E. Frantz
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Portland, Oregon

Vice President, Publications
Hon. Ariane Vuono
Massachusetts Appeals Court 
Boston, Massachusetts

Vice President, Districts
Hon. Lisa S. Walsh
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Miami, Florida

Hon. Marcella A. Holland
Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Baltimore, Maryland

Hon. Diana Becton
Contra Costa County Superior Court
Martinez, California

Immediate Past President
Hon. Joan V. Churchill
Immigration Court (Retired)
Chevy Chase, Maryland

Finance Committee Chair
Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy
New York State Supreme Court
New York, New York

Projects Committee Chair
Hon. Sue Pai Yang*
New Jersey Workers Compensation Court (Retired)
Bridgewater, New Jersey


District 1 (ME, MA, NH, PR, RI)
Hon. MaryLou Muirhead*
Boston Housing Court
Boston, Massachusetts

District 2 (CT, NY, VT)
Hon. Betty J. Williams
Kings County Criminal Court
Brooklyn, New York

District 3 (DE, NJ, PA, Virgin Islands)
Hon. Sheila Woods-Skipper*
Court of Common Pleas, 1st Judicial District
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

District 4 (DC, MD, VA)
Hon. Toni E. Clarke
Circuit Court for Prince George's County
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

District 5 (FL, GA, NC, SC)
Hon. Diana S. Eagon*
Hennepin County District Court (Retired)
Nokomis, Florida

District 6 (AL, LA, MS, TN)
Hon. Joy Cossich Lobrano
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal
New Orleans, Louisiana

District 7 (MI, OH, WV)
Hon. Margaret A. Clark*
Brown County Probate/Juvenile Court
Georgetown, OH

District 8 (IL, IN, KY)
Hon. Ann Breen-Greco*
Illinois State Board of Education
Chicago, IL

District 9 (IA, MO, WI)
Hon. Karen A. Romano*
Iowa District Court
Des Moines, Iowa

District 10 (KS, MN, NE, ND, SD)
Hon. Debbie Kleven
Northeast Central Judicial District
Grand Forks, North Dakota

District 11 (AR, OK, TX)
Hon. Orlinda Naranjo*
419th District Court
Austin, TX

District 12 (AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY)
Hon. Terry Fox
Colorado Court of Appeals
Denver, CO

District 13 (AK, HI, ID, MT, WA, OR)
Hon. Catherine Easter*
Anchorage Superior Court
Anchorage, AK

District 14 (CA, NV)
Hon. Tamila E. Ipema
San Diego County Superior Court
Carlsbad, California


International Director *
Hon. Ann Walsh Bradley
Wisconsin Supreme Court
Madison, Wisconsin
ABA Delegate
Hon. Norma Shapiro
U.S. District Court, Eastern District
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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