Testimonials

As a new judge in 1980, NAWJ was a source of support and friendship. This sense of belonging coupled with the desire to help other women judges has been present- then and to this day.

Hon. Susan Marrinan

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I may not be a judge but belonging to NAWJ inspires me to be a judge! I am a bankruptcy attorney with 25 years of experience and I joined NAWJ in 2013. It is the most incredible professional...

Nina M. LaFleur, Esq.

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I have never found a more collegial, brilliant, fun, hard-working, or dedicated group of judges and lawyers as I have found in NAWJ. We come from every level of court, state and federal, trial,...

Hon. Lisa Walsh, President

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Where else would you ever be able to meet a group of incredible women and men, who are vetted and handpicked by one or more judicial selection committee(s), are intelligent, ethical, highly...

Hon. Tamila E. Ipema

Judge, San Diego Superior Court, NAWJ Vice President of Districts (2015-2016)

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Stemming from ideas first surfaced through NAWJ, our Gender and Justice Commission successfully worked to pass legislation banning the shackling of women prisoners during labor and delivery. Based on...

Chief Justice Barbara Madsen

Washington Supreme Court

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I was honored and privileged to follow in the footsteps of brilliant, inspirational women who helped light my way...

Judge Amy Nechtem

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I cannot even begin to articulate the impact NAWJ has had on me personally.

Judge Barbara Zuñiga

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Talent and visionary women judges, plus wide-ranging educational sessions – I was hooked.

Judge Bea Ann Smith

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I am part of a strong supportive group of women, and I felt that people accepted me for me.

Judge Bernice Donald

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When I was elected to my court there was a total of zero women out of sixty-five judges on the court and it was exhilarating to enter a ballroom in which two hundred women judges were seated together.

Judge Carolyn Temin

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As women have come to be represented in increasingly greater numbers on the bench, we recognized that, as judges, we have a powerful voice that is amplified by those numbers and can and should be...

Judge Fernande R.V. Duffly

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I went from someone without knowledge about such issues as the problems of women in prison, human trafficking, abuse, and neglect to one who sees that we must attempt to address such issues as no one...

Judge Karla Moskowitz

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The history of NAWJ IS unique, and I feel privileged to have been part of it.

Judge Marjorie Laird

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I joined NAWJ because of its strong commitment to the rule of law and equal access to justice, which have always been important issues in my life, and because of NAWJ's mission to promote a more...

Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby

NAWJ President 2013-2014

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As a member of NAWJ, since first becoming a judge, the organization has had a profound impact on shaping my judicial career. Specifically, it has helped me grow as a leader and in becoming active in...

Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby

NAWJ President 2013-2014

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America's promise of liberty and justice for all has not always included women and minorities or the poor. As members of the judiciary, we must recognize the critical role that our state and federal...

Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby

NAWJ President 2013-2014

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