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Since 2001, the League of Women Voters of the United States has worked to promote the importance of fair and impartial courts nationwide. For its efforts, the League was honored as the first recipient of the American Bar Association’s Coalition for Justice Burnhan “Hod” Greeley Award in August 2006. The League was recognized for its work “promoting public trust and confidence in America’s justice system and for its dedication to promoting increased public awareness of the need for a fair and impartial judiciary.” The Burhan “Hod” Greeley Award recognizes extraordinary outreach efforts every year.
As part of a continuum of educational efforts on behalf of the judiciary, in 2009, the League was awarded a grant for a multi-year education campaign to highlight the need for diversity at all levels of the state judiciary to sustain the public’s trust in the justice system.In order of involvement, Leagues participating in the education campaign include the League of Women Voters of Kansas (2009), the League of Women Voters of South Carolina (2010), the League of Women Voters of Washington (2011), and their respective local Leagues.
National-level partners include the Justice at Stake Campaign, the American Judicature Society, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association, and others.
Project-related pages are hosted on Flickr and two channels on Youtube.
For more information, contact Cynthia Padera, Specialist, or Zaida Arguedas, Senior Director, via the Contact Page.