Lady Justice Podcast

Lady Justice: Women of the Court is a monthly podcast produced in partnership with the National Center for State Courts. In each episode, co-hosts Justice Rhonda Wood, of the Arkansas Supreme Court, and Justice Beth Walker, of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, discuss the real-world implications of the justice system and judiciary for listeners of all ages. They talk about their roles as women justices on their respective state supreme courts as well as their experiences and insights on the accomplishments and challenges women in state courts face.

Along with their invited guests, they cover topics such as the importance of state constitutional law, how courts operate, the meaning of justice, and why state courts matter.

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Season 4, Episode 5: In this episode, Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and president of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), shares insights into the structure of the DC Courts, judicial appointments, and the types of cases handled by her court. The women of the court also discuss CCJ's collaborative support of state courts, including past initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic and current efforts to build public trust. Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby also emphasizes the importance of judicial leadership and community involvement beyond the courtroom.

Lady Justice: Women of the Court is available on iTunesSpotify, PodbeanListen Notes, YouTube, and other podcasting apps.

The views expressed on the podcast are the justices' alone and not the opinions of their respective courts or NCSC.