Written by Victoria Pajaujis|April 25, 2017|News

(Above: Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente (right) co-chair of NAWJ’s Judicial Independence Committee with Linda Leali, attorney, co-chair of NAWJ’s Informed Voters Project.)

IVP 101, a new webinar introducing the Informed Voters Project was recorded recently for NAWJ members. The webinar, currently available for review at the links provided below, provides an overview of IVP resources to assist in educating the public on the judicial branch, its unique role in our constitutional structure, and the current challenges facing state courts, including attempts to politicize the judiciary.

Presenters highlighted IVP educational presentations, handouts, and the Emmy award winning video featuring United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired). The webinar also features the new Law Week presentation materials emphasizing the 14th Amendment. Materials for IVP public presentations include a PowerPoint presentation along with speaker notes, a warm up exercise for the audience, and relevant handouts. Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, co-chair of the NAWJ Judicial Independence Committee was joined by Linda Leali, attorney and co-chair of the Informed Voters Project; and Annette Boyd Pitts, IVP National Education Chair and Executive Director of the Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc in the web-based session.

The session was presented live for members that could participate but was also recorded and is now available for review by all NAWJ members. Below you will find a direct link to the recorded webinar as well as direct links to the Informed Voters Project website, the IVP Emmy Award Winning Video, and the Educational Resources, Presentations, and Handouts. The Law Day presentation can be found under the direct link to the Educational Resources page.

IVP plans to host additional webinars for Constitution Day and throughout the year.

Please review the webinar and materials at the links below.

Recording of IVP 101: Law Day and Every Day Webinar link: 

Direct link to IVP website:

Direct link to IVP Emmy Award Winning Video: 

Direct link to Educational Resources, Presentations, and Handouts:

If you have any specific needs, please feel free to contact our National Education Chair for the Informed Voters Project. Annette Boyd Pitts can be reached at

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