Fair & Impartial Courts
Informed Voters-Fair Judges Project
The Informed Voters-Fair Judges Project of the National Association of Women Judges focuses on increasing the knowledge of citizens regarding the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary. Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente serves as state coordinating committee co-chairperson for the initiative. Learn more about the Informed Voters Project and download materials for presentations.
Fair and Impartial Judiciary videos
Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente talks about what goes into making a fair and impartial judiciary in this set of brief videos.
Video One: How are judges different from other public officials.
Videos Two: Judiciary designed to protect judges from outside influences.
Public Service Annoucements are available for viewing and use by broadcast entities:
TV PSA: www.themnetwork.com/NWJ/Fair_Judges_REV.mov
Radio PSA: soundcloud.com/informedvotersproject/fairjudges-radio-1
Informed Voters Project webinar
Learn how to make Informed Voters Project presentations by listening to a webinar hosted by Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, Annette Pitts, executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association, and Lisa Hall, of Hall + Media Strategies. Please sign in with your name and email address to be connected.
National Association of Women Judges partners with The Florida Bar
The Informed Voters Project has a goal of educating voters about attacks on the judiciary and why it is in the interest of all citizens to have fair and impartial courts.
Materials for Fair Courts - Justice presentation for civic groups
Attorneys and judges can use the Fair Courts = Justice presentation when they are invited to speak to civic clubs and groups. The presentation includes an activity overview, video, PowerPoint, five handouts and a backgrounder. Additionally a Messaging Guide and Message Wheel are for presenters to become familiar with the Informed Voters Project but are not intended for distribution to audiences.
- The "Fair and Free" video is introduced by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.) Script of Fair and Free
- This overview offers a guide for presenting Fair Courts = Justice
- Warm up activity sheets
- Florida state courts; how judges get to the bench
- Defending justice. Protecting citizens.
- Evaluation tips (How should I judge a judicial candidate?)
- Politics and special interests have no place in our courtrooms
- Backgrounder on merit retention
- PowerPoint - Fair Courts = Justice
- Messaging Guide and Message Wheel
- Evaluation form
- Esta descripción ofrece una guía para presentar Tribunales Justos = Justicia
- Antecedentes de retención judicial en base a mérito
- Evaluación de Presentación Pública
- Mantenerse Informado: Dónde encontrar información sobre los jueces en el Estado de la Florida
- Separata 1 - Actividad Preliminar
- Separata 2 - Cortes Estatales de la Florida - Cómo los jueces llegan a la corte
IVP Public service radio announcement
Listen to the "Fair and Free" radio announcement that Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.) recorded for the National Association of Women Judges Informed Voters Project. (Text of Fair and Free audio available.)