Pledges to Keep Working Toward a Fair, Independent, and Diverse Judiciary
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 16, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC – The League of Women Voters of South Carolina celebrates Constitution Day with the announcement that the successful statewide education campaign, “Quest for a More Diverse Judiciary,” begun in September 2010, will continue for an additional year.

“Of the three branches of our government, the judiciary depends most on the public trust,” said Barbara Zia and Peggy Brown, Co-Presidents of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. “Throughout 2012, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina and our eleven local Leagues will continue to educate policymakers about the value of independence, transparency, and diversity for our judges and our courts.”

On October 21, the state League will join the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association in Columbia to co-sponsor the conference "Women Lawyers and Leadership: Status and Success in a Changed Profession.”

Upcoming local campaign events include an October 12 forum on Hilton Head Island, “A Case for Diversity in South Carolina Courts,” featuring state Senator Tom Davis and others, and a November 15 forum in Greenville, “The Interrelationship between Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability,” co-sponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman University and featuring the Honorable Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

For more information, visit www.lwvsc.org/judicialinitiative.