The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, ACLU Palm Beach County, and the National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach County Sections (NCJW) are co-hosting WHY COURTS MATTER, a three-part lunch-&-talk series focused on how the lives of Floridians are affected by judicial vacancies and court decisions.

_MG_8587More than 120 people attended the first luncheon on May 18 focused on The Role of the Courts in Florida Redistricting, and 150 interested citizens were at the second lunch on June 15 about The Role of the Courts in Voting Rights. The third and final event in this series will be held on September 21 with the topic of How Judicial Vacancies Impede Access to Justice.

Nancy Abudu, Legal Director for ACLU of Florida, will share how the high number of judicial vacancies on the federal bench has led to significant delays, and sometimes outright denials in the appellate context.

This important and informative luncheon will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Avenue in Lake Worth. The cost to attend (including lunch) is $20 if registered at least 10 days in advance, and $30 for later registration. Attendees can register online at

This three-part WHY COURTS MATTER luncheon series was made possible by a grant from the Progress Florida Education Institute.


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