Written by MaryLou Muirhead|March 24, 2017|News
On Friday, March 24, leaders of District One met with the women on the federal bench in the United States First Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Past NAWJ Presidents Judge Amy Nechtem and Justice Nan Duffly (Retired) joined by former NAWJ District Director Massachusetts Appeals Court Justice Ariane Vuono and Justice Mary Sullivan. Seven women serving on the Federal Bench joined for lunch, including U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Judge Sandra Lynch, the first woman to serve on the First Circuit and also woman to serve as Chief Judge. Additional attendees included Hon. Judith Dein, Magistrate Judge on the U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts who served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2009 to 2012; Hon. Indira Talwani, U. S. District Judge for the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts; Hon. Patti Saris, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts; Hon. Jennifer Boal, Chief Magistrate Judge for the U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; Hon. Page Kelley Magistrate Judge for the U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; and Hon. Marianne Bowler Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.
It was a brown bag lunch over-looking the Boston Harbor and the issues discussed included immigration, deportation, women in prison, as well as their re-entry into society, and how these issues are portrayed. District One looks forward to continued collaborations. Contact NAWJ District Director Judge MaryLou Muirhead for information about upcoming events in the District which includes the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and the territory of Puerto Rico.