November 2021 President's Letter

Written by National Association of Women Judges|November 03, 2021|Monthly Update Archive

judge-e.-white.pngI was honored to be installed as NAWJ’s President at the Nashville Conference in October.  This Conference had been delayed a year due to the pandemic so it was wonderful to finally be together in person. For those of you who were unable to attend, we had a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with friends, and be inspired by the wonderful educational programs, music, receptions and reenactment of Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment. Kudos to Judge Barbara Holmes and her team for a truly amazing conference.

My theme for this year is “Effecting Change, Drawing from our Past, Embracing our Future.”  NAWJ has so much to offer our members and I invite you to examine what NAWJ has accomplished and become a part of its future. Feel free to hear more about my vision for NAWJ by reading my acceptance speech.

I hope to inspire and encourage our members to continue the great work of our Districts under the leadership of Judge Pam Washington, and to continue offering our signature Mentor Jet and Color of Justice programs.  Likewise, our committees do amazing work to improve diversity, access to justice and education through webinars and in person programs. You will receive an email from me inviting you to continue your work with the committee you’re already a part of or, if you’ve not been active on a committee, to join one. For more information on our committees, check out the website.

Finally, mark your calendars for March 10-12, 2022, for our midyear conference in Arlington, Virginia, at the Renaissance Hotel. We will be in close proximity to the Capitol and it promises to be an amazing event.

Work is already underway for the October 2022 Conference in Detroit under the leadership of Judge Michelle Rick and her team. 

My goal is to encourage and inspire our members to become more involved and to make connections with our members around the country and the world.  We can have an impact if we work together to effect change.

Hon. Elizabeth A. White (ret.)
President, NAWJ

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