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NAWJ Monthly Update August 2018

Written by National Association of Women Judges|August 13, 2018|Monthly Update Archive

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August 2018

In This Issue:

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Greetings,

Dear Members,

I am pleased to announce that after a very thorough search and interview process our most capable search committee presented to myself and the Executive Committee a candidate for the Executive Director (ED) position. This candidate accepted our offer and we intend to formally introduce the new ED to the membership once we finalize employment details.

On behalf of the entire membership, I extend sincere thanks to the following members who graciously served on the search committee: Co-Chairs NAWJ Secretary Hon. Bernadette D'Souza and NAWJ Past President Hon. Lisa S. Walsh; NAWJ Past Presidents Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and Hon. Dana Fabe (Ret.); NAWJ President-Elect Hon. Tamila E. Ipema; NAWJ Projects Committee Chair Hon. Marcella A. Holland (Ret.); Hon. Judith C. Chirlin (Ret.); NAWJ Resource Board Co-Chairs Karen G. Johnson McKewan, Esq. and Cathy Winter; Former NAWJ Resource Board Chair Elaine Metlin, Esq.; NAWJ Resource Board Member William C.E. Robinson, Esq.; and Former NAWJ Executive Director Drucilla Ramey. We are forever grateful to the search committee!

This year's Legislative Caucus was not only successful but made NAWJ history. This was the first time NAWJ opened the meeting to non-members, invited organizations to co-sponsor and videotaped the event. Because of the Caucus, NAWJ received and accepted an invitation from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to attend the press conference regarding the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Thank you, Legislative Caucus Co-Chairs Hon. Marcella Holland (Ret.) and Hon. Anita Josey-Herring; NAWJ Senior Programs and Publications Manager Lavinia Cousin; Committee Members: NAWJ Past President Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby; Hon. Gwendolyn D'Souza; Hon. Heide Herrmann; Hon Tanya Jones-Bosier; Hon. Jennifer Long; Hon. Shana F. Matini; Hon. Shelley A. Mulkey; NAWJ Finance Committee Chair Hon. Heidi M. Pasichow; and Hon. Kenia Seoane-Lopez.

I further commend Co-Chairs Holland and Josey-Herring for their creative genius in coining the tagline "WETOO IN THE LEGAL WORKPLACE." As I stated during the Caucus Meeting, this tagline is applicable "whether it was sexual harassment, sexual intimidation, inequality for women, pay equity, or bullying" and that "telling our stories empowers others to speak."

A special thank you is extended to Deloitte and Tamika Tremaglio, the Managing Partner of the D.C. office, and her staff for sponsoring a lovely reception the evening before the Caucus Meeting; Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia; McGuire Woods and Morgan Lewis for accepting our invitation to co-sponsor.

NAWJ has gained a great deal of momentum from the Legislative Caucus and we must seize the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with our U.S. Representatives and continue to form strategic partnerships to ensure that our voices are heard. This is our charge!

Sincerely,

Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy
President, National Association of Women Judges


NAWJ PAST PRESIDENT HONORABLE SANDRA ANN THOMPSON,
A COMMITTED AND DEDICATED LEADER

NAWJ mourns the loss of our Past President, The Honorable Sandra Ann Thompson (2004-2005) who served as a Judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

During her presidency, Judge Thompson raised NAWJ's profile and successfully increased membership and our financial position through her extensive travel throughout the country to implement various regional events and collaborations with other bar and judicial associations. She initiated a scholarship program to support the education of young women dedicated to NAWJ's mission. She was particularly proud of a Color of Justice Program held in Jackson, Mississippi which NAWJ sponsored with The Links, Incorporated. Judge Thompson's remarks regarding the independence of the judiciary were featured in The New York Times and Courts Today. Her comments on sentencing alternatives were also featured in Courts Today. Her substantive presentations before the Commission on the Status of Women, The Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, and the Commission on Minority and Ethnic Bias of the American Bar Association during her tenure also enhanced NAWJ's status and good will throughout the legal community.

Prior to becoming a Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Thompson served as a judge for the South Bay Municipal Court from 1984 to 2000. She also worked as a Deputy City Attorney in Inglewood and served as Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. In 2005, Judge Thompson was recipient of the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award from the California Women Lawyers. Judge Thompson is a Founding Member of the Association of African American California Judicial Offices, Inc. (AAACJO).

Judge Thompson wrote in her President's Report to the Board of Directors at the 2005 Annual Conference in Houston, Texas:

We are in a much better financial position than we were at this time last year. We had been projecting a substantial shortfall and now we are in a position to proceed with our programs and goals. I am proud of our regional participation, educational seminars, fiscal responsibility and the collegiality present during my tenure. It has been a privilege to serve as the President of the National Association of Women Judges; I will always look on this year as one of the most rewarding of my life.

Thank you, Judge Thompson, for your outstanding leadership. You left us a rich legacy which we will forever cherish.


REGISTER TODAY FOR NAWJ'S 4OTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DEADLINE TO RESERVE ROOM AT NAWJ'S RATE IS SEPTEMBER 10


CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
(Subject to change)

WEDNESDAY
• New Judges/First-Time Attendee Reception
• International Judges Reception
•Welcome Reception in the Garden Terrace

THURSDAY
• Opening Ceremony
• Public Policy's Role in Judging
•Harriet Miers: Access to Justice and the Judiciary
• Keynote Speaker Dan Rather
• Dark Web and Virtual Currencies
• Lucia v SEC: Appointment of Administrative Law Judges
• NAWJ Informed Voters Program
• Hilarie Bass, ABA President
• Conversations with NAWJ Legends
• Reception at The Alamo
FRIDAY
• #MeToo: Exapnding the Conversation
• Social Media and the Judiciary
• Mental Health
• Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Judiciary
• Dementia in the Courtroom
• Monika Bickert, General Counsel of Facebook
• Neuroscience of Judicial Decision-Making
• Popular Opinion and Judicial Decision-Making in Federal Court
• International Roundtable

SATURDAY
• U.S. Supreme Court Update
• Conversation with IAWJ President Judge Vanessa Ruiz
•Film Screening of The Judge
• NAWJ Gala Banquet

SUNDAY
• Farewell Breakfast

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION TYPE REGULAR
(August 11 - September 2)
LATE*
(from September 3, 2018)
First Time Member $595 $645
NAWJ Member $595 $645
Non-Member $695 $745
*After September 2, 2018 all registrations are assessed a $50 fee.

Click here to register online, or download this registration form, complete and email to accounting@nawj.org or mail to NAWJ, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1138, Washington, D.C. 20036.

RESERVE ACCOMODATIONS AT THE HOST HOTEL
Rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk for $229 per night, plus applicable state and local taxes, single or double occupancy. For reservations, call 888-412-1442. Deadline to reserve at the NAWJ rate is September 10, 2018.

#WETOO IN THE LEGAL WORKPLACE MEETING ON CAPITOL HILL
EXPLORES STRATEGIES TO CREATE WORKPLACES FREE FROM
SEXUAL HARASSMENT

On July 18, 2018, the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and the Congressional Women's Caucus sponsored an important meeting on Capitol Hill on the subject of sexual harassment and intimidation leading to an improper balance of power in the legal workplace. The meeting, galvanized by a myriad of widely publicized allegations of harassment from Hollywood to Washington, was both timely and important. Sexual harassment knows no bounds and the legal workplace is not exempt. As the voice of justice for women judges, NAWJ joins the chorus of others calling for reform. Thus, at this meeting NAWJ aptly coined the tagline #WETOO IN THE LEGAL WORK PLACE. The #WETOO Movement reminds us all that like those in other sectors, judges, attorneys and staff in the legal field warrant justice and protection from unwanted sexual advances and harassment.

The panel, moderated by Nicole Austin-Hilary, Esq., Executive Director, U.S. Program, Human Rights Watch, yielded an audience of 50 male and female judges, lawyers and other professionals. Distinguished panel members Chai R. Feldblum, Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Susan E. Huhta, Esq., Partner, Outten & Golden LLP; Sadina Montani, Esq. of Vedder Price; and David Sachar Esq., Executive Director of Arkansas' Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission highlighted the importance of raising awareness and providing education. They also emphasized the emotional, financial and career costs to individuals and the profession when accountability is lacking.

As NAWJ President Justice Tanya R. Kennedy and Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswomen Susan Brooks and Lois Frankel reminded us, mandating and enforcing ethics in the legal profession is an essential part of our role as members of the legal community. In addition to the Caucus Co-Chairs, the audience heard from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan and near the end of our program, a rousing charge to protect and improve VAWA and women's rights came from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. This joint call to action by NAWJ and the Women's Congressional Caucus to rid our profession of harassment is long overdue. The time to act is now.

A Pre-Caucus reception was held on July 17, sponsored by Deloitte at the Rooftop Terrace in their building. The venue was beautiful and graced with orchids and calla lilies, and the Deloitte firm served us wonderful food and drink. President Kennedy thanked Tamika Tremaglio, the Managing Partner of the D.C. office for their sponsorship. Judge Holland introduced Ms. Tremaglio and informed the audience that she was the first African-American woman to become Managing Partner at Deloitte. Ms. Tremaglio spoke about Deloitte's commitment to women and children's issues, and community involvement.

Other sponsors of the Caucus were the Women's Bar Association of D.C., McGuire Woods, and Morgan Lewis. We sincerely thank the State Justice Institute which awarded us a $29,000 grant for sexual harassment programming this year. We videotaped the Caucus, which we will share on the web and feature highlights at our upcoming San Antonio Annual Conference.


NAWJ 2018-2019 Board of Directors Nomination Slate

In accordance with the NAWJ Bylaws, the Nominating Committee presents the following Nomination Slate for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors:

PRESIDENT
Hon. Tamila E. Ipema, San Diego County Superior Court, San Diego, California (Automatically assumes office)

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Hon. Bernadette D'Souza, Orleans Civil District Court, New Orleans, Louisiana

VICE-PRESIDENT OF DISTRICTS
Hon. Orlinda Naranjo, 419th District Court, Austin, Texas

VICE-PRESIDENT FOR PUBLICATIONS
Hon. Karen Matson Donohue, King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington

SECRETARY
Hon. Elizabeth K. Lee, San Mateo County Superior Court, San Mateo, California

TREASURER
Hon. Randa McDaniel Trapp, San Diego County Superior Court, San Diego, California

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Hon. Lisa S. Walsh, Florida Circuit Court, Civil Division, Chair
Hon. Lucy A. Billings, New York State Supreme Court
Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Hon. Bernice Bouie Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Hon. Fernande (Nan) R.V. Duffly, Supreme Judicial Court (Ret.)
Hon. Dana Fabe, Alaska Supreme Court (Ret.)
Hon. Julie E. Frantz, Multnomah County Circuit Court (Ret.)
Hon. Cheryl J. Gonzales, New York City Civil Court, Housing Part
Hon. Sophia H. Hall, Circuit Court of Cook County, IL
Hon. Marcella A. Holland, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, MD (Ret.)
Hon. Gladys Kessler, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Ret.)
Hon. Brenda Stith Loftin, St. Louis County Circuit Court (Ret.)
Hon. Judith McConnell, California Court of Appeal
Hon. Sheri S. Roman, Appellate Division of the State of New York, Second Judicial Department
Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Hon. Betty J. Williams, New York State Supreme Court, Kings County (Ret.)


ABA DELEGATE JUDGE TONI E. CLARKE SWORN-IN AS CHAIR
OF THE JUDICIAL DIVISION OF THE ABA

On August 4, 2018, Judge Toni E. Clarke continued the legacy of NAWJ members' leadership in the American Bar Association (ABA). She was sworn in at the end of the concluding business meeting of her predecessor, NAWJ member Administrative Law Judge Ann Breen-Greco. Judge James Wynn of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals did the honor of administering the oath to Judge Clarke. Judge Clarke expressed her gratitude for all the support that has been given and acknowledged the legacy and force of women in the Judicial Division (JD). She vowed to continue the legacy of good service to the Judicial Division in the memory of her mentor and former JD Chair William Missouri, who passed away in November 2017. Judge Clarke is the first African-American woman to be elected Judicial Division Chair. Judge Clarke's theme for the year is "Securing our Future: Diversity & Inclusion; Access to Justice; Judicial Independence; and the Rule of Law. These are issues of interest for NAWJ as well and Judge Clarke talked of the importance of partnerships and plans to partner with various organizations, including NAWJ. We also have adopted a policy of partnerships and look forward to working with the ABA Judicial Division.

Judge Clarke is one of a legacy of five NAWJ women leaders in the ABA Judicial Division. She is joined by her two immediate past Chairs, Col. Linda Murnane and Administrative Law Judge Ann Breen-Greco; her successor, Judicial Division Chair-Elect Liz Lang-Miers; and Judge Michelle Childs, Chair of the Conference of Federal Trial Judges.


NAWJ PAST PRESIDENT HON. CARA LEE NEVILLE RECIEVES MSBA
2018 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

NAWJ Past President Hon. Cara Lee Neville, (1991-1992) received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association.

The Minnesota State Bar Association's Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an experienced member of the Bar who has continually displayed commitment and contributions to the Bar, the legal profession, and/or the public throughout their career in addition to being well-respected in the legal community for integrity, competence, career achievement, and service to the bar and/or community.


JUSTICE ROSALYN H. RICHTER HONORED BY THE
NATIONAL LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION WITH THE DAN BRADLEY AWARD

Justice Rosalyn H. Richter is the 2018 recipient of the National LGBT Bar Association's Dan Bradley Award. Justice Richter is recognized as a fair and independent member of the bench, and a stellar example of judicial visibility being one of the first openly gay judges to hold a justice position on the appellate level. Justice Richter has served as an Associate Justice on the New York State Appellate Division First Department since March 2009. Prior to this appointment, Justice Richter amassed nearly two decades of experience in the New York State Court system, including tenure in the Supreme Court in New York County from 2002 to 2008.

Justice Richter's involvement for the LGBT community began long before her appointment to the bench. After graduating from law school, Justice Richter became the Executive Director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and its first paid staff attorney. As a judge, Justice Richter continued the fight for greater civility in the profession, and the inclusion of LGBT issues within the framework of diversity as a member of or chair to numerous committees, including the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts, New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, and the New York State Courts Advisory Committee on Access for People with Disabilities. She also chaired the New York City Bar Committee on Women in the Profession and the Committee on Lesbians and Gay Men in the Profession, and currently chairs the New York City Bar Association Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession. In addition to her vast experience on diversity committees, she completed a six-year term as a member of the board of directors of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders USA.

Last year Justice Richter was among those who spearheaded mandatory Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias requirements for members of the New York Bar. These efforts will help ensure that attorneys throughout the state uphold her legacy of inclusion.

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The Dan Bradley Award is the National LGBT Bar Association's highest honor. It recognizes the efforts of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal advocacy community whose work has led the way in the struggle for legal equality. Dan Bradley was the first chair of the American Bar Association Section of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities' Committee on the Rights of Gay People. Mr. Bradley saw the law as a powerful instrument of social justice, and he believed that lawyers had an obligation to place their skills as advocates at the service of the least powerful.


NAWJ WELCOMES THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
OF LGBT JUDGES


Left-right: IALGBTJ President Hon. Daniel J. Ahlers, Hon. Rosalyn H. Richter, NAWJ President Tanya R. Kennedy.)

NAWJ President Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy welcomed the International Association of LGBT Judges (IALGBTJ) and its President, Hon. Daniel J. Ahlers of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, to New York at Judge Ahlers' President's Reception during the organization's 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. President Ahlers expressed interest in IALBGTJ and NAWJ joining forces to advance our common mission to ensure equal access to justice for all and President Kennedy accepted the invitation to work together. Also present at the reception were fellow NAWJ members who are IALGBT members and are eager for the two organizations to strengthen their common bonds. NAWJ also congratulates the IALGBT, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Stay tuned for more details about a future collaboration between NAWJ and IALGBTJ.


Left-right: Hon. Larnzell Martin (Senior Judge, Maryland); IALGBTJ President Hon. Daniel Anders; Hon. Jean Whalen; Dr. Dirk Reitsma; Thomas Burrows, Esq.; Hon. Michael Sonberg (Ret.); Christopher Bowen; Hon. Debra Silber (Kings County Supreme Court); Andrew Austin; Hugh McGough; and Kristi Rust.


Left-right: Josue Pierre (Democratic State Committeeman); Hon. Mike Jacobs (State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia); Thomas Burrows, Esq. Evan Jacobs; Hon. D. Zeke Zeidler (Superior Court of Los Angeles County).


Left-right: Hon. J. Gary Cohen (British Columbia); Bruce Fraser, Esq.; Hon. Cynthia Kern (Appellate Division, First Department); Hon. Elizabeth Garry (Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department); D. Zeke Zeidler; Betsy Cahill.


NAWJ EDUCATION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR PROFESSOR JUDITH
RESNIK AWARDED HONORARY DOCTORATE OF LAWS FROM THE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LONDON

NAWJ Education Committee Co-Chair Professor Judith Resnik received an honorary Doctorate of Laws at the University College of London's Law Faculty graduation at the Royal Festival Hall in London on July 3, 2018. University College of London's Law Faculty graduation. In presenting the Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa (LLD), Professor Dame Hazel Genn described Professor Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, as "an academic and legal practitioner of outstanding productivity and distinction, whose interests range very widely across constitutionalism, the impact of democracy on government services, court procedure and adjudication, prisons, gender, citizenship and access to justice."

In Professor Resnik's remarks to the graduating class, their families and friends, she reflected on graduations as a time of both celebration and separation. She told the graduates that they were "coming of age in the law at a time when separation is more of a theme that many of us would have wanted."

Read more on UCL's ceremony and Professor Resnik's remarks here.


IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, VOLUNTEER AND NETWORK! BY NEWLY
ADMITTED ATTORNEY OMA NDUKWE, ESQ.

My journey to legal employment in the United States thankfully came to an end this June thanks to my volunteer experience at the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) mid-year conference. Prior to that, I was an out-of-work immigrant attorney struggling to break into the fierce New York legal market.

I learned about the NAWJ conference via a call for volunteers on LinkedIn, posted by the volunteer coordinator, Ms. Jessica Marzan. At the time, I was unaware of the breadth of NAWJ's membership, but as I was looking for volunteer opportunities, I saw this as a great opportunity to get involved and network in a room full of accomplished attorneys and esteemed judges.

The conference was everything I had imagined and more. On the first day, I sat in on a Board Meeting headed by NAWJ President, Justice Tanya R. Kennedy. Justice Kennedy introduced me to all the members of the committee who were important stakeholders in the successful running of NAWJ. This was a fantastic head start which I intended to leverage as a platform to network and project my skills and accomplishments. I skillfully and strategically navigated the rest of the conference, making sure I participated in various aspects of the event. I also took advantage of the many CLE programs offered on novel and interesting areas of law. It was in one of these programs that I met the Honorable Debra James, a New York State Supreme Court Justice, who eventually connected me to my current employer and put in a good word for me. By the end of the conference, I had an assortment of business cards, more networking cut out for me, and the quiet resolution to be part of this organization and its mission to empower women and minorities, an ideology that appeals to my inner feminist.

Like every other serial networker, I began tracking down all the contacts I had connected with. I met some for coffee or lunch and had quick telephone chats with others. Some of these contacts became friends and mentors to whom I owe a debt of gratitude today. I have now moved on to the new chapter of my career working for McKinley Onua & Associates, a Brooklyn law firm solely comprised of black immigrant women who have dedicated their careers to helping everyday Americans save their homes from foreclosure. But still, I understand the importance of showing up and I look forward to joining NAWJ and volunteering at many more of its exciting events in the near future.

Currently, I have been nominated to join the Committee to Encourage Judicial Service of the New York City Bar and I am very excited about this opportunity to serve and pay forward the kindness I have received. As they say, to whom much is given, much is expected. Of course, I would be remiss if I do not say a special thank you to Justice Tanya R. Kennedy for this exciting opportunity, to Justice Debra James for recognizing the light in me, and to the friends and mentors I met along the way who have contributed to my journey.


A REWARDING SUMMER JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE BY YALE LAW
SCHOOL STUDENT KELSEA JEON

This summer I had the most eye-opening and rewarding experience interning for Judge Elizabeth Allen White at the Los Angeles Superior Court. Growing up, I've always had an interest in the law; however, I had always assumed that entering into the law meant being a lawyer. After learning more about the roles of judges in a constitutional law course, I became intrigued by the profession and sought to learn more. Prior to my internship, I lacked access to proximate living examples of women judges and held a narrow view of how they commanded their courtrooms. After my eight-week long experience at the courthouse, I not only observed dozens of trials with women judges presiding, but also realized just how diverse the bench can be – both in terms of individual personalities and demographics. Seeing role models in the flesh provided me with, as Justice Sotomayor put it, "more than inspiration; [their] very existence is confirmation of possibilities … saying, 'Yes, someone like me can do this.'" My summer internship allowed me to realize my dream of becoming an Asian-American woman judge. I am grateful to Judge Elizabeth Allen White, NAWJ President Justice Tanya R. Kennedy, Professor Judith Resnik, and the trailblazers of NAWJ for the unforgettable experience and for empowering young women like myself to continue chasing our dreams.


AUTHOR LARA BAZELON DISCUSSES BIAS AGAINST WOMEN
ATTORNEYS IN THE COURTROOM

In the September 2018 issue of The Atlantic Magazine, readers can find Lara Bazelon's article "What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You're Not a Man," where the author reveals a critical perspective on cultural biases female attorneys navigate in the courtroom. The article may be found here. Below are two excerpts:

In a landmark 2001 report on sexism in the courtroom, Deborah Rhode, a Stanford Law professor, wrote that women in the courtroom face what she described as a "double standard and a double bind." Women, she wrote, must avoid being seen as "too 'soft' or too 'strident,' too 'aggressive' or 'not aggressive enough.'"

The glass ceiling remains a reality in a host of white-collar industries, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. If the courtroom were merely another place where the advancement of women has been checked, that would be troubling, if not entirely surprising. But the stakes in the courtroom aren't just a woman's career development and her earning potential. The interests—and, in the criminal context, the liberty—of her client are also on the line.

What makes the issue especially vexing are the sources of the bias—judges, senior attorneys, juries, and even the clients themselves. Sexism infects every kind of courtroom encounter, from pretrial motions to closing arguments—a glum ubiquity that makes clear how difficult it will be to eradicate gender bias not just from the practice of law, but from society as a whole.

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Every woman I interviewed said she had experienced Deborah Rhode's double bind: the imperative to excel under stressful courtroom conditions without abandoning the traits that judges and juries positively associate with being female. It is a devilishly narrow path to walk and can severely hinder the ability to offer a client the best and most zealous defense.

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Lara Bazelon is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the author of the forthcoming book Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction.


LOG-IN AND DOWNLOAD THE 2018 NAWJ MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

NAWJ is making available its Directory of Members online. In the Membership Directory, read the bylaws, find out who are NAWJ's current officers, current committee chairs, fellow members in your state, and their contact information. Download the Directory here.


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BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG • MAY 5 – 12, 2019

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2018
October
NAWJ 40th Annual Conference - "Shaping the Future of Justice in the Emerging Landscape," October 3-7, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.

Seventh Annual Judicial Officer and Law Student Reception, October 29, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Seattle University School of Law (Sullivan Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery). Hosts include Seattle University School of Law Women's Law Caucus; Washington State Association for Justice; and Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission. Contact: Kelley Amburgey-Richardson. amburgey-richardson@courts.wa.gov.

NAWJ District Four Conference, October 20, 2018, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, George Mason Law School, Arlington, Virginia. For more information contact District Director Judge Judith A. Kline, phone (757) 926-3622, email jkline@vacourts.gov.

2019
May
Cruise the Danube with NAWJ, May 5-12, 2019, for seven nights, from Budapest to Nuremberg on the AmaCerto with Amawaterways Cruise Line. Book a cabin with NAWJ's group by contacting Maija Groden, Tzell Travel Group. Email: MGroden@Tzell.com. Phone: (212) 944-2121, ext. 2882.

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