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International judges elect Bradley to serve as North American delegate

Madison, Wisconsin - May 10, 2012

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley (center) meets with the board of directors of the International Association of Women Judges in London. Front and center in the photo are Judge Eusebia Nicholas Munuo of the Court of Appeals in Tanzania (that nation's highest court) and Lady Brenda Hale, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), a non-profit organization with 4,000 members from 103 nations around the world, has elected Justice Ann Walsh Bradley to its board of directors. Bradley will represent the North American region, which is comprised of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The election took place in London during the IAWJ Biennial International Conference. Joining Bradley on the board of directors are judges representing Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the South Pacific.   

"The IAWJ does extraordinary work across the globe on a broad range of issues related to human rights and access to justice," Bradley said. "I have been privileged to work with this group and I am honored and delighted to have been selected for this leadership role."

The IAWJ trains judges around the world on issues related to domestic violence, human trafficking, property rights and HIV/AIDS and other topics that affect women and families. The organization also helps to encourage women to seek judgeships. IAWJ meets biennially, bringing together women judges on every continent. The next meeting will be held in Tanzania.

Bradley was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1995 and re-elected in 2005. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, she served for 10 years in Marathon County Circuit Court. Bradley has been active in a number of national and international organizations related to the justice system. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Judicial Academy and has served as a lecturer for both the Academy and the American Bar Association's Asia Law Initiative. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Federal-State Judicial Council. She formerly served as a commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform Laws and as chair of the Wisconsin Rhodes Scholarship Committee.

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