THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ARTHUR A. MCGIVERIN AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF THE STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Arthur A. McGiverin to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute.
Chief Justice Arthur A. McGiverin, of Des Moines, Iowa, has served since 1987, as the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. In 1978, he was named Associate Justice on the Court. He became a judge in Iowa District Court in 1965, after running a private law practice for nine years. Chief Justice McGiverin is the immediate past president of the Conference of Chief Justices, and the former chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors. He was a member of the Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, the Iowa State Bar Association Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions, is a member of the American Law Institute, and is a lecturer on trial practice. He served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1946-1948, and was an infantry member from 1951-1953.
Chief Justice McGiverin received a B.S.C. degree and a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa.
The State Justice Institute (SJI) was established by federal law in 1984, to award grants to improve the quality of justice in State courts, facilitate better coordination and information sharing between state and federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to problems faced by all courts. Since it became operational in 1987, SJI has awarded over $100 million to support more than 1000 projects benefitting the nation's judicial system and the public. SJI is a nonprofit corporation governed by an 11 member, uncompensated Board of Directors, who are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.