Written by Karen Donohue|May 09, 2017|News
Former Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe has been named recipient of the 2017 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education, presented annually by the National Center for State Courts. Justice Fabe was President of NAWJ for the 2009-2010 year.
The award honors an organization, court, or individual who has promoted, inspired, improved, or led an innovation or accomplishment in the field of civics education related to the justice system.
The award will be presented August 8, 2017 in Philadelphia during the Annual Meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators.
Justice Fabe was selected for her decades-long commitment to promoting, inspiring, nurturing, and leading countless efforts in civics education. One of her most notable achievements was her role in supporting and expanding the Supreme Court LIVE program, which brings oral arguments in actual cases to high school students in various parts of the state. In the past seven years, 55 volunteer attorneys, 63 teachers, and thousands of Alaskan students have participated in this program.
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