Judicial Independence Committee

MANDATE: To monitor developments related to the importance of an independent judiciary; to coordinate, publicize and track the College’s timely response to threats to the judiciary or attacks on judges; to promote the college’s support of fair and impartial courts at the state, province and federal level; and to recommend initiatives, as appropriate, to engage the College and Fellows in educating the public regarding the judiciary’s rule in protecting the rule of law.

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Committee Members

Image of John Robbins Wester

John Robbins Wester

Chair

Image of Kent E. Thomson

Kent E. Thomson

Vice Chair

Image of Pleasant S. Brodnax III

Pleasant S. Brodnax III

Member

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W. Neil Eggleston

Member

Image of Richard A. Frye

Richard A. Frye

Member

Image of Nancy Gertner

Nancy Gertner

Member

Image of Stephen M. Grant, LSM

Stephen M. Grant, LSM

Member

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Frank Marrocco

Member

Image of Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez

Member

Image of A. Howard Matz

A. Howard Matz

Member

Image of Donna M. Melby

Donna M. Melby

Member

Image of William J. Murphy

William J. Murphy

Member

Image of Virginia C. Nelson

Virginia C. Nelson

Member

Image of Kathleen M. Trafford

Kathleen M. Trafford

Member

Image of T. John Ward

T. John Ward

Member

Image of Gregory K. Wells

Gregory K. Wells

Member

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Jason Rogers Williams

Member

Image of Blair C. Yorke-Slader, Q.C.

Blair C. Yorke-Slader, Q.C.

Member

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Larry H. Krantz

Regent