CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| MAY 27, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (National Consortium) recently announced the election of Judge Max N. Tobias, Jr. as the new President and Moderator of the National Consortium for a two-year term that began on May 1, 2010. Judge Tobias, who has been a judge for more than 24 years, currently is a judge on Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, an intermediate appellate court located in New Orleans. Previously, Judge Tobias served as President and Moderator of the National Consortium from 2004-2006. He has been involved with the National Consortium since 1992 and in issues relating to the fair and impartial treatment of minorities and women for many years.
The National Consortium is the largest organization in the United States that specifically addresses the issue of racial and ethnic fairness and impartiality in the court system. It has 38 member states and is open to all courts, bar associations, judges and court administrators. It works closely with the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators. The National Center for State Courts operates as the National Consortium’s secretariat. The National Consortium’s web site may be found at www.consortiumonline.net.
For further information, contact Judge Tobias ay mnt@La4th.org or John W. Douglas of the National Center for State Courts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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