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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 6, 1995


The President has announced his intent to nominate Justice Janie Ledlow Shores to the State Justice Institute.

Justice Shores of Alabama has been serving as an Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court since 1974, becoming the first woman justice to hold this position. Previously, Justice Shores was a law professor at Cumberland Law School. From 1961 to 1965, she was a member of the legal staff of the Liberty National Life Insurance Company. She was also a law clerk to the late Justice Robert T. Simpson, Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Justice Shores received a B.A. from Samford University in Birmingham in 1968, a J.D. from the University of Alabama Law School in 1959 and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia in 1992.

The State Justice Institute is a private, non-profit corporation which provides financial support to projects designed to improve the administration and quality of justice in the State courts. The goals of the Institute are to direct a national program of assistance to ensure that all U.S. citizens have ready access to a fair and effective judicial system; foster coordination and cooperation between the State and Federal judiciaries; serve as a clearing-house and information center for the dissemination of information regarding State judicial systems; and encourage education for judges and support personnel in State court systems.