NAWJ Monthly Update September 2013

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September 2013

In This Issue:
Joan Churchill - August 21, 2013

My travel this month to represent NAWJ took me to (1) Burlington, Vermont, a lovely spot on the shore of Lake Champlain, where I was honored to attend the Annual Meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices [CCJ], and (2) San Francisco for the American Bar Association's Margaret Brent Award Luncheon, at which our own founding member and third President, Hon. Gladys Kessler, was one of the honorees. Judge Kessler gave an inspiring speech on the need to maintain focus on assuring and improving access to meaningful justice for the many who come before the courts that are disadvantaged and have special needs. NAWJ was well represented at the lunch. You may read my report on the CCJ conference here. The theme of the conference was Collaborative Justice: Inter branch Relations, with discussions focusing on how best to navigate relations between the three branches in our three branch system of government.

Closer to home, I participated with staffs of NAWJ and IAWJ in site visits to prospective hotels for the 2016 IAWJ Biennial, which NAWJ will be hosting in Washington, D.C. I have also participated in planning meetings for the 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans and the 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego. Planning is advancing beautifully for both conferences. I was thrilled with the news that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has accepted our invitation to address us in New Orleans on the opening day of the conference.

In regard to the proposed ABA resolutions on judicial disqualification in regard to campaign contributions that NAWJ considered last month, CCJ members, at the meeting I attended, arranged with ABA leaders to withdraw both resolutions to avoid a floor fight, and offered to help find a resolution satisfactory to advocates for both proposals.

In light of the concerns raised by the news of the proposed relocation of female inmates at the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility for women in Danbury Connecticut to a remote location far from family and lacking access by public transportation (also referenced in my Message last month), the NAWJ Board adopted a resolution calling for Congress to conduct oversight hearings on the treatment of female prisoners. A copy of the Resolution is below. Members of the NAWJ Women in Prison Committee have an appointment scheduled with officials at the Bureau of Prisons.

I am very pleased to report that we completed updating the Board Manual, which includes the Policies Manual. The Board Manual was distributed to Board Members in final form this month. Many thanks to Executive Director Marie Komisar for working on compiling it, to Mary-Kathleen Todd for finishing touches, to Vice President Tanya Kennedy for proof reading help, and to Past President Amy Nechtem and her subcommittee who worked on updating the policies.

The summer issue of Counterbalance should be in our mail boxes soon. The Nominations Committee has reported a stellar slate for the next term. I am very pleased to report that the League of Women Voters, the American Constitution Society, the National Center for State Courts, the National Constitution Center, and the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, have agreed to partner with NAWJ on our Informed Voters/Fair Judges Project.

I have selected honorees for three awards that are chosen by the President. See below. My selections were all enthusiastically ratified by the Executive Committee. The awards will be given out during our Annual Conference in New Orleans at the Gala Dinner on Saturday, October 12.

Calling for Oversight Hearings to Examine the Treatment
of Federal Female Inmates

IT IS AVOWED, that NAWJ is organized to ensure equal justice for women, protect the rights of individuals, and bring about improvements concerning matters of importance in the administration of justice;

BASED ON THE AVOWAL, NAWJ hereby respectfully requests the United States Congress, with support from the Executive, to initiate oversight hearings to examine the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) treatment of women prisoners. It is requested that oversight hearings include the following inquiries of BOP:

a). A review of where women are housed vis-à-vis policy of housing inmates within 500 miles of their place of residence;

b). How frequently the 500-mile policy is not observed for women, compared to men;

c). The amount of funds allocated for medical treatment and drug treatment programs for women, compared to men;

d). Policies for treatment of pregnant inmates including whether community resources are made available to provide placement, education, and training;

e). Policies and procedures for enhancing opportunities for communications and visits with children and families.


WHEREAS as of July 25, 2013, BOP had custody of 14,624 women incarcerated in federal prisons, 6.7 percent of the total federal inmate population as reported in QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE BUREAU OF PRISONS, last visited July 25, 2013);

WHEREAS the National Women's Law Center has reported that more than one-half of female inmates have children under the age of 18;

WHEREAS BOP has failed to comply with its own 1997 policy that "All Bureau policies, programs, and services address and consider the needs of female offenders," as reported by the Bureau of Prisons, Program Statement, Management of Female Offenders, OPI: CPD, No. 5200.01 (August 4, 1997);

WHEREAS NAWJ perceives the position of Female Offender Program Administrator as a token position occupied by a single person with no staff and no authority;

WHEREAS the NAWJ's Women in Prison Committee (WIPC) has ceased requesting dialogue with BOP, after ten years of attempting dialogue on the treatment of women prisoners and their children - because BOP does not consider gender in making policy, has failed to recognize the significance of issues such as: shackling pregnant women in transport and in labor, and parity in programming, and has failed to realize the seriousness and significance of not carrying through on commitments made by BOP, such as the long anticipated pilot in-house nursery program;

WHEREAS BOP lacks a comprehensive incarceration plan for women that incorporates the advice of correctional experts and state experience to consider numbers, locations, risks, and gender needs;

WHEREAS in August 2013, BOP plans to continue the disregard for concerns of women prisoners by commencing to ship female prisoners from Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) in Danbury, Connecticut (which now houses female prisoners from nine north-eastern states and the District of Columbia), to a FCI in Aliceville, Alabama, in a remote location where the distance is significantly more than 500 miles from inmate family residences in the north-east and lacks available public transportation, which will severely limit family contacts;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NAWJ respectfully urges the United States Congress, with support from the Executive, to initiate oversight hearings to examine the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons' treatment of women prisoners.

Adopted August 19, 2013
At the meeting this date of the NAWJ Executive Committee in conference assembled.
Joan V. Churchill
Honorable Joan V. Churchill
President, NAWJ

(Nominations for awards are now closed.)

The Awards Committee is considering the nominations it received for the Justice Joan Dempsey
Klein Honoree of the Year Award, and the Florence K. Murray Award.
Selections will be announced once made.

NAWJ President Hon. Joan Churchill Announces Selections for 2013
Justice Vaino Spencer Leadership Award
Mattie Belle Davis Award
Norma Wickler Excellence in Service Award
The Executive Committee ratified all three selections at its August meeting

Justice Joan K. Irion

The Honorable Joan K. Irion is Chair of NAWJ's newly formed Judicial Elections Committee and chief creator of its 'Informed Voters. Fair Judges.' Project. Click here for a brief project summary. She has been a member since 2001, and began serving in board member roles starting in 2003 as Finance Chair. Justice Irion was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, in September 2003. Before her appointment to the Court of Appeal, Justice Irion served as a San Diego County Superior Court Judge. Read more on Justice Irion below, or click here to find her complete bio.

Justice Irion devotes substantial time to the improvement of the courts, judicial education and community outreach efforts. She is vice-chair of the Judicial Services Advisory Committee to the California Judicial Council, a frequent lecturer at judicial education courses, and was instrumental in designing and implementing the high school education program for the December 2004 San Diego Special Session of the California Supreme Court.

Prior to her judicial appointments, Justice Irion served as a member of the State Bar Board of Governors, a member of the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission, President of the California Young Lawyers Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco, a member of the Statewide Commission to Study Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, a delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, and co-chair of the ABA Tax Litigation Committee.

After graduating from law school, Justice Irion entered private practice as a civil litigator, where she would remain for more than 20 years until her appointment to the Superior Court of San Diego County. She specialized in representing clients before taxing agencies and litigating tax matters in the trial and appellate courts. She also gained substantial experience in litigating general business, insurance and employment disputes. She was a shareholder in the law firm of Heller Ehrman White and McAuliffe from 1988, and its managing shareholder in the San Diego office from 1998 until her judicial appointment.

Justice Irion received her undergraduate degree, with high honors, from the University of California, Davis in 1974. Two years later, she earned her masters degree in the field of public administration, with highest honors, from San Diego State University. In 1979, she received her law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law. From 1978-1979, she served as Managing Editor for its Law Review.

Judge Tamila Ipema

The Hon. Tamila Ebrahimi Ipema chaired the first Color of Justice and MentorJet program for the National Association of Women Judges in San Diego in 2011. This program is being continued on annual basis. The third Annual Color of Justice Program is scheduled to be held in San Diego on October 24, 2013.

Judge Ipema is the co-chair for the NAWJ's 2014 Annual Conference also taking place in San Diego, in October of 2014. The Hon. Tamila Ebrahimi Ipema was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Damavand College in Tehran in 1978. In August 1978, Judge Ipema came to the U.S. in pursuit of higher education. She received a Master's degree in Humanities and English in 1985, and her J.D. in 1988 from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Judge Ipema received her LL.M. degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University School of Law in 1994.

Judge Ipema worked as an immigration defense attorney before accepting a position with the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant District Counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, serving as a trial attorney in Los Angeles, Arlington, and Baltimore for a period of five years. From 2000 to 2005, Judge Ipema served as a judicial research attorney, and also as a supervising research attorney for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

In 2005, the Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court appointed her to the position of Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner. She presided over small claims, traffic, misdemeanor, unlawful detainer, and family law matters in Los Angeles County. In 2008, the Judges of the San Diego Superior Court appointed Judge Ipema to the position of San Diego Superior Court Commissioner. There, she presided over small claims, unlawful detainer, traffic, and misdemeanor matters.

In 2009, Judge Ipema was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the position of Judge of the San Diego Superior Court, and from 2009 to 2011, she presided over family law in the Vista Courthouse. Since 2012, she has been presiding over criminal trials in Vista and Chula Vista Courthouses.

Judge Ipema was Seminar Leader at B.E. Witkin Judicial College (a 2-week program) from 2007 through 2011, and a seminar leader at the New Judge Orientation (1-week program) in 2011. She also designed courses as a member of the Studio video working group for the California Judicial Education, serving as co-faculty for a video course in 2011 entitled "Welcome to Family Law" an educational program for Judges new to family law. Since 2009, she has taught several courses per year on Judicial Conduct/Demeanor/Fairness/Self-Monitoring for Bias/ADA to temporary judges in San Diego. In addition, Judge Ipema trained temporary judges in Los Angeles on the above subjects as well as other topics, including small claims and civil non-jury trials from 2006 to 2008. From 2008 to 2011, she was an instructor at the Judicial Research Attorney Institute.

Judge Ipema was a Judicial Master at Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Inns of Court, Chapter 303 in Vista in 2009 and 2010; team topics included Elimination of Bias and Cultural Defenses in civil and criminal cases. She was also appointed by the Chief Justice of California Supreme Court, Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, to the Judicial Council's Access and Fairness Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Racial and Ethnic Fairness Advisory Subcommittee, as well as the Collaborative Courts subcommittee. She is a member of the Education Committee at the San Diego Superior Court.

Justice Patricia Ann Hurst

The Honorable Patricia Ann Hurst is Chair of NAWJ's Audit and Compliance Committee and her "devotion to assuring that NAWJ's finances are in order and that NAWJ is in compliance with the various tax, audit and regulatory requirements" has been exemplary, noted NAWJ President Hon. Joan V. Churchill. Justice Hurst has been a member of the National Association of Women Judges and the International Association of Women Judges since 2003. She served as Deputy District Director for District One for three years before joining the Executive Committee as Treasurer. Justice Hurst served as NAWJ's Treasurer for two terms, during 2008-09 and 2009-10. She regularly serves on one or more NAWJ committees each year, including Education, Membership Outreach, and Retention, International Outreach, Women in Prison, and By-Laws committees. She regularly serves on the Audit and Compliance and the Finance committees and is currently Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee. Together with the Audit Committee, Justice Hurst oversees the annual audit process and preparation of NAWJ's federal tax return; she regularly reports to NAWJ leadership, ensuring that NAWJ remains in compliance with recognized standards of good governance for non-profit corporations and with state and federal regulatory requirements. Justice Hurst also has been influential in developing significant NAWJ policies, ranging from document retention and whistleblowing to contract authority and investment policies.

Justice Patricia Hurst has over 35 years of legal training and experience, 23 of them as a trial court judge presiding over civil and criminal jury trials in the State of Rhode Island Superior Court. After graduating college with a degree in political science and a concentration in the economics of emerging nations and after attending law school at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, Justice Hurst began her legal career in a general trial practice. Her trial practice included federal and state multi-party and complex litigation; civil rights litigation on behalf of unlawfully detained children; family law; advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims; and all manner of civil trials. Since taking the bench in 1990 as an Associate Justice of the State of Rhode Island Superior Court, Justice Hurst's assignments have included presiding over complex civil discovery proceedings and civil trials including gender based employment discrimination, civil rights cases, and cases involving highly technical scientific evidence.

Throughout her legal career, Justice Hurst has been active in legal education. She taught criminal law, evidence and civil procedure at what is now Roger Williams University Law School located in Bristol, Rhode Island. She frequently speaks at local and national educational programs for judges, attorneys, expert witnesses, and students (secondary, college, and law school) on topics that include trial practice and procedure, evidence, ethics, family law, including the rights of young adults and children, sexual harassment, and discrimination. She also is an author and editor of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc.'s award winning publication, Rhode Island Discovery Practice, a publication that in 2011 won the top "best publication" award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) which is an international association serving the CLE profession worldwide through leadership, education, and development. Justice Hurst also is co-author and editor of another soon to be published MCLE practice series. She also co-authored Rhode Island's first model civil jury instructions which was first copyrighted and published in 1998 and is now in its second edition. She also has served on the Editorial Board for the Rhode Island Bar Association.

The NAWJ Nominating Committee has
Announced its Slate for NAWJ Officer Positions for 2013-2014

The Nomination Slate for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors:

Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby
(Automatically assumes office)
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Washington, D.C.

Hon. Julie E. Frantz
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Portland, Oregon

Vice President, Districts
Hon. Lisa S. Walsh
Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Miami, Florida

Vice President, Publications
Hon. Ariane Vuono
Massachusetts Appeals Court
Boston, Massachusetts

Hon. Marcella A. Holland
Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Baltimore, Maryland

Hon. Diana Becton
Superior Court of California, Contra Costa County
Martinez, California

International Director
Hon. Ann Walsh Bradley
Wisconsin Supreme Court
Madison, Wisconsin

The members of the Nominating Committee include:
Chair, Hon. Amy L. Nechtem, Massachusetts Juvenile Court
Hon. Carol Beier, Kansas Supreme Court, Topeka
Hon. Bernice Bouie Donald, U.S. Court of Appeal, Sixth District, Cincinnati, OH
Hon. Carol Feinman, New York City Civil Court, Kings County, NY
Hon. Katherine Hansen, 36th District Court, Detroit, MI
Hon. Gladys Kessler, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Hon. Brenda Stith Loftin, St. Louis County Circuit Court, MO
Hon. Irma Lopez-Defillo, Immigration Court, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Hon. Judith McConnell, Court of Appeal, San Diego, CA
Hon. Ellen Rosenblum, (Ret) Oregon Attorney General, Salem, Oregon
Hon. Norma Shapiro, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

October 9-13, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Highlights
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. to speak at Thursday's Keynote Luncheon

The Optional Visit to the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women will now take place on Wednesday, October 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All visitors must complete this form, and provide a photocopy of a picture ID to Veronica Collins at the Louisiana Supreme Court, no later than September 24.

For more details and a view on all updates to the conference agenda click here.

Register Now!
Register online here, or download and fax this registration form.
Conference registration fees:
First Time NAWJ Member Attendee Rate: $525
NAWJ Member Attendee Rate: $595
Non-NAWJ Member Attendee Rate: $625
Guest Rate: $575 (Does not include education sessions)

The conference will be held at The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans.
Click here to reach the hotel's online reservation system.
Room Reservations: (504) 524-1331 or (800) 542-8680
NAWJ Rate:
$245/night, plus applicable taxes, single or double occupancy

NAWJ's International Judges Scholarship Committee Seeks Sponsors
to Increase Attendance of International Judges at our Annual
Conference in New Orleans

Those of you who have attended the Annual Meetings in the past know how much the participation of international judges enhance the value and the fun at the conferences! As in past years, we received a generous grant from our loyal supporter, Bob Kaufman, to bring 8 to 10 judges. But we have a BIG problem! Because our conferences are of such quality, and because of the outreach we have done, we received 110 applications!

The International Judges Scholarship Committee met and had the job of selecting the recipients. We found lots more judges who we want to invite to the Annual Conference in New Orleans, but we don't have the money! Many of them face difficulties most of us can only imagine; they are fighting the kind of gender-based challenges our founding mothers dealt with in the 50's and 60's. We've established a priority list of invitees and are trying to find alternative sources to fund judges from Turkey, South Africa, Armenia, Mongolia, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Nepal, The Congo, Botswana, Ghana, Peru and Chile.

So we are asking two things of NAWJ members:

1.) If you know any person (or entity) who might be interested in sponsoring one or more of the international judges, please contact me and give me the information so that I can follow up. The cost of sponsoring one judge ranges between $2,000 and $4,500, depending on the cost of air travel from the relevant country.

2.) If you are or your District is willing to help with expenses, we can combine contributions:
  • $525 would pay for the registration cost for an international judge;
  • $275 would pay for one night in the hotel; and
  • $1,200 to 2,500 would pay for airfare.

Contributions of any size will be welcome and "bundled" with other money raised.

Please help support International judges attendance at our conference!

Contact me at or by phone (626)-584-7494.

Judge Judy Chirlin

Pin/Pendant Designed Especially for the New Orleans Conference for Sale
by Dominique Giordano Jewelry

NAWJ Pin/Pendant


This new pin/pendant has been co-designed by New Orleans Annual Conference Co-Chair Judge Mary Hotard Becnel and jewelry designer Dominique Giordano. It is made of sterling silver with fresh water pearls. It also comes in a gold version for women lawyers.

The jewelry designer is graciously donating 10% of sales back to NAWJ. If you have questions or want to order email, download order form here or visit

Washington Post Profile Highlights Judicial Work
on Mental Health in Communities
NAWJ Member Judge Patrice Lewis Uses Prince George's County Mental
Health Court to Treat, Rather than Jail, Defendants

The Washington Post begins its account:

The charge was stealing a tow truck. The defendant was a baby-faced 27-year-old in shorts and a Chicago Bulls jersey. His hair was slightly matted, wrists cuffed in front, hands clutching a brown paper bag, demeanor slackened by antipsychotic medications. "Why don't we take testimony?" began Judge Patrice E. Lewis, inviting a psychologist to the witness chair. The man was still hearing voices, but they were not telling him what to do, she testified. He denied having delusional thoughts. He knew what day it was and that he was standing in a courtroom.

Now Lewis had a decision to make, the kind that made her pray she was right and worry she was wrong and which she made a dozen times each day: not whether the man was guilty or innocent, but whether he was stable enough to be released from the psychiatric hospital in suburban Maryland where he had been confined since his arrest.

Click here to read the rest of Washington Post staff writer Stephanie McCrummen's account.

Honorable Lenore G. Ehrig - 89

One of NAWJ's earliest members, the Honorable Lenore Ehrig, passed away on July 31, 2013. A life member of NAWJ, she also served in the 1990's as District Four's President/District Director. An Administrative Law Judge, Judge Ehrig was the first female to be appointed Chief Administrative Law Judge of a federal agency. She was Chief Administrative Law Judge at the Federal Communications Commission. Read more from the Washington Post here.

Calls for Submissions for the Next Issue of Counterbalance
From Vice President of Publications Judge Tanya R. Kennedy

Winter Issue Theme: "Children and the Law"
Deadline: October 1, 2013

NAWJ's Summer 2013 issue of Counterbalance, "Celebrating the History of Women in the Law," is available now, and was mailed to members in mid-August.

Counterbalance informs and connects our members around the country by featuring news and information which highlights NAWJ's educational programs and activities. Consider sharing news from your jurisdiction with fellow colleagues in the newsletter. If you know of women judges in your state who have been recently elected, appointed, promoted or honored, let us know. If you have articles, announcements, book reviews, or events that you would like included in Counterbalance, please pass them along as well. NAWJ will also publish essays and articles of interest which are in accord with our mission.

The deadline for submitting information for the next issue of Counterbalance is OCTOBER 1, 2013. Look for the Winter issue in late November 2013 with news on NAWJ's 2014 Midyear in Washington, D.C. Those interested in submitting material should do so by emailing all text and picture files to Lavinia Cousin at

Pre 2014 IAWJ Conference Tour Offerings-Private Tours
Review the Revised Itinerary for South Africa

A South Africa trip designed for women judges on their way to Tanzania for the 2014 IAWJ Biennial Conference in Arusha is being planned by Judge Bev Cutler (U.S.) through Stanford University Educational Travel. If at least 10 travelers sign up, the trip will go forward. The approximate dates are April 26 - May 5. The tour guide will primarily speak English, and will focus on persons and places of interest to women judges. It will include a three-day safari. Click here to read the package of information. Contact Judge Cutler at for more information.

NAWJ Past President and active member Hon. Carolyn Temin has collaborated with Premier Tours to create an exciting tour for IAWJ conference attendees. It will require 10 participants in order to keep the price as quoted. It will begin and end at a hotel in Arusha where you can stay for the entire conference; participants will be able to store their luggage at the hotel and not take it on the safari.

Land arrangements (including flights in Tanzania): $3755.00 per person sharing, approximate. This price is based on ten people traveling together. Should the number of participants decrease, Premier Tours reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly. Click here to read the complete announcement. If you have any questions please call Judge Temin at (267) 577-3401 or email her at

Please note that these will be private, non-NAWJ trips.

District 4/ Maryland Chapter will hold a Judicial Reception and Dinner in honor of the recent appointment of Hon. Mary Ellen Barbera, to be Maryland's first female Chief Judge. The event will take place on September 25, 2013 at the Cosmos Club on 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. Click here for the invitation and registration form. For more information contact Judge Claudia Barber (202) 724-5475 or by email,

NAWJ 35th Annual Conference will take place October 9-13, 2013 at The Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, Louisiana. More information above.

The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) will hold its 2013 National Tribal Judicial Conference and NAICJA Annual Meeting at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California on October 9-11, 2013. The theme for this year's conference is Renewing and Strengthening Tribal Justice System Foundations. The Conference is open to the public and will provide information, training and networking opportunities for judges, court personnel and other persons interested in American Indian & Alaska Native tribal justice systems. Click here for more information.

NAWJ's 2014 Midyear Meeting and Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. at The Westin Georgetown from March 12-15, 2014.

The 2014 International Association of Women Judges Bi-Annual Conference will take place May 5-9, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. Click here for more conference details.

NAWJ 36th Annual Conference will take place October 15-19, 2014 at Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California.

NAWJ will hold its 37th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dates are yet to be determined.

The International Association of Women Judges Biennial will be hosted in the United States by the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) in Washington D.C. Dates yet to be determined.

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