Judge the Judges Voter Information Sessions in California

On October 16th, 2018 more than 80 students, parents and residents attended the traveling workshop “Judge the Judges”. The panel made up of Justice Judith McConnell, Alvin Gomes of the San Diego Bar Association, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jerrilyn Malana, and Beryl Flom from San Diego League of Women Voters discussed how judges are appointed, […]

IVP Panel Presentation at 2018 NAWJ 40th Annual Conference

IVP was featured at the National Association of Women Judges 40th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. A panel presentation entitled Judges and Justices Under Attack: How the Informed Voters Project Can Help included NAWJ Judicial Independence Committee Co-Chairs Justice Barbara Pariente (FL) and Justice Robin Hudson (NC), as well as IVP National Education Chair Annette Boyd Pitts. The […]

IVP in the Community

September 17, 2018 marked the 231st anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. True to their mission of educating the public about the role of the judicial branch under the United States Constitution, the Informed Voters, Fair Judges Project of the National Association of Women Judges (IVP) hosted public education events for students in […]

ABA Defending Justice Series on Judicial Independence Publishes Essay by Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente

In her new article “What’s politics have to do with it? Reinvigorating our defense of state courts” Florida Supreme Court Justice and NAWJ Judicial Independence Committee Co-Chair Barbara Pariente explores the escalation of politically motivated attacks on state courts, citing examples from Iowa, Florida, Kansas, and more. Her article also provides insight into judicial selection […]

New Resources for Evaluating Judicial Candidates

Each year, over 1 million voters leave the ballot blank when it comes to voting for judges. Many voters do not know what to look for in selecting judges or why they are on the ballot. Additionally, voters are not sure what resources exist to help them evaluate judicial candidates. The new publications from the Informed […]