NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES HOSTS
OF WOMEN LEGISLATORS
IN JOHN ADAMS COURTHOUSE;
Access to Justice Scholarship Awarded to
Suffolk University Law School Student
a continuing joint educational effort, the National Association
of Women Judges (NAWJ) hosted an evening reception in
partnership with the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators
on December 6 in the John Adams Courthouse. The two oganizations
have been meeting during the past two years to learn
more about each other’s roles and work. Last spring,
members from both groups toured the Framingam women’s
prison and met with officials there. At the December
6 event, the NAWJ presented Suffolk University law student,
Katherine Lawson, with the Access to Justice Award, a
$1000 scholarship for her continuing commitment to helping
women and girls who are victims of sexual assualt and
domestic violence navigate the justice system.
the event are (from left): Appeals Court Justice Fernande
Duffly (NAWJ Secretary), retired SJC Justice Ruth Abrams,
Rep. Mary Grant, SJC Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall,
Rep. Ellen Story (Caucus of Women Legislators Co-Chair),
Rep. Lida Harkins, retired Judge Ann Gibbons, Rep.
Alice Peisch, and Rep. Marty Walz.