Miami, April 17, 2017- Florida state judges will discuss the role of the judiciary in the American democracy and the importance of preserving judicial independence during a panel discussion in celebration of Law Day at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 4, at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.
In celebration of Law Day and in response to proposed legislative changes in Florida, the Informed Voters Project, the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County, MDC, and WLRN will present a timely program for civic education. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to a panel of state judges.
Panelists include Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Bertila Soto, Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh, and Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel. WLRN Vice President of News, Tom Hudson, will moderate the panel.
For more information and to register, visit ivp.nawj.org or contact Victoria Pajaujis, Informed Voters Project Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Informed Voters Project
The National Association of Women Judges launched the Informed Voters Project in 2012 as a nonpartisan civic education initiative to inform citizens about the role of the judicial branch and the importance that the judiciary remain free from political influence. The Informed Voters Project has developed into a nationwide award winning program through the full support of its leadership: California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, Miami attorney Linda Leali, Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson. Through the development of educational materials and resources for public education, the Informed Voters Project provides citizens with the tools they need to make an informed vote and protect fair and impartial courts.
About the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit www.lwvmiamidade.org.