D’Alemberte to chair AJS

first_img September 1, 2005 Regular News D’Alemberte to chair AJS Sandy D’Alemberte was recently elected to serve as chair of the board for the American Judicature Society. D’Alemberte, president emeritus of Florida State University, previously served as the AJS president from 1982 to 1984 and received its highest honor, the Justice Award in 1996. “Sandy’s passion for an accessible, high-quality, and fair justice system; understanding of issues facing our courts; and leadership qualities are well known,” said Allan Sobel, AJS president. Two other Floridians were also elected to the AJS Board of Directors. Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno returned to the board and Neal Sonnett, a Miami criminal law attorney, was re-elected to the board. As chair, D’Alemberte plans to work to implement the new governance system, which places the executive director into the office of president. He will also continue to work on a new initiative, which will draw lessons from the wrongful convictions now firmly established by DNA testing. This work is to be further developed in discussions with the National Academy of Sciences and foundations interested in supporting improvements in the truth-finding function of the justice system. D’Alemberte to chair AJSlast_img

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