In 1993, the Women Judges Fund for Justice, the National Association of Women Judges, and the National Center for State Courts, sponsored a four-day conference (March 18-21) in Williamsburg, Virginia, entitled "Second National Conference on Gender Bias in the Courts: Focus on Follow-up." Then Chief Circuit Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, designated the Deputy Circuit Executive to attend the conference on behalf of the Fourth Circuit. The Deputy also attended, along with a Fourth Circuit U.S. Magistrate Judge (now a U.S. District Judge), the Federal Judicial Center Gender Bias Task Force Workshop in Washington, D.C. (August 5-6, 1993).
Samuel W. Phillips,
Fourth Circuit: The Judicial Council's Review on the Need for a Gender Bias Study,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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