THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FIVE MEMBERS OF THE STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE
President Clinton announced today his intention to nominate Joseph F. Baca, Robert N. Baldwin, Jennifer Hauge, Florence K. Murray, and William M. Paparian as members of the State Justice Institute.
JOSEPH F. BACA, of New Mexico, is a Justice on the New Mexico Supreme Court. He was elected in 1989 to an eight-year term. Earlier in his career, he was appointed as a District Judge by Governor Bruce King. ROBERT N. BALDWIN, of Virginia, is a State Court Administrator of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He is the Director and Vice-Chairman of the National Center for State Courts and the Past President of the National Conference of State Court Administrators. JENNIFER HAUGE, of New Jersey, is an attorney representing several nonprofit Corporations. Ms. Hauge is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Madison Area YMCA. FLORENCE K. MURRAY, of Rhode Island, is an Associate Justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court. She was previously elected to serve four terms in the Rhode Island Senate. WILLIAM M. PAPARIAN, of California, maintains his own law practice and is a City Council Member of Pasadena. He is also involved in numerous Armenian-American associations.
The State Justice Institute is a private, non- profit corporation established by Congress in 1984 for the purpose of providing financial support to projects designed to improve the administration and quality of justice in state courts. The State Justice Institute arose from the difficulty experienced by state courts in securing adequate funding from the Federal anti- crime grant program administered by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) during the 1970's.