Lorri Montgomery
Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts

Six new members inducted into Burger Society

Williamsburg, Va. (Nov. 20, 2014) — NCSC inducted six new members into the Warren E. Burger Society during its Annual Recognition Luncheon, Thursday, November 20, 2014. The luncheon, held at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., was hosted by Arkansas Chief Justice Jim Hannah, president of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and chair of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Board of Directors.

The Society’s newest members include:

  • Rosalyn W. Frierson, director of South Carolina Court Administration
  • Judge Sophia H. Hall, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • Manual Medrano, attorney of Medrano and Carlton in Los Angeles
  • Judge Barbara R. Mundell, Presiding Judge of Maricopa County Superior Court
  • G. Thomas Munsterman, founder and current Director Emeritus of the Center for Jury Studies at NCSC
  • William K. Weisenberg, retired Assistant Executive Director for Public Affairs, Ohio State Bar Association

The Warren E. Burger Society honors individuals who have volunteered their time, talent, and support to the National Center in exceptional ways. It is named for the former Chief Justice of the United States who helped found the NCSC in 1971.

Burger Society inductees are selected by a committee chaired by Texas attorney Charles M. Noteboom, who commissioned a portrait of Chief Justice Burger that hangs in the National Center’s headquarters in Williamsburg, Va. Each inductee receives a limited edition of that portrait, which is signed and numbered by the artist, Fran Di Giacomo.

There are 1,986 prints of the portrait, the first two of which are owned by Chief Justice Burger’s children and the last of which was owned by the late U.S. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who took his oath from the retiring Chief Justice Burger in 1986.

The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court reform organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.


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