THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Santa Fe, New Mexico) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 25, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ARTHUR A. McGIVERIN AND ROBERT A. MILLER AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Chief Justice Arthur A. McGiverin and Chief Justice Robert A. Miller to reappointment to the Board of Directors of The State Justice Institute.
Chief Justice Arthur A. McGiverin, of Des Moines, Iowa, was elected Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court on October 1, 1987, having served on the Iowa Supreme Court since 1978. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice McGiverin served as a District Court Judge in Iowa for thirteen years. He worked in the private practice of law from 1956 to 1965. He has been a member of the Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and the Iowa State Bar Association Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions. Justice McGiverin is a member of the Wapello County Bar Association and the American Law Institute. He is past president of the Conference of Chief Justices and past chair of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors. Justice McGiverin received his B.S.C. and his J.D. from the University of Iowa.
Chief Justice Robert A. Miller, of Pierre, South Dakota, has been on the bench in South Dakota for nearly thirty years. After serving as an Assistant Attorney General, as a local prosecutor and in private practice, he was appointed to the Sixth Circuit Court in 1971 and the State Supreme Court in 1986. Justice Miller served as Presiding Judge on the Sixth Circuit from 1976-86, and has served as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court since 1990. He is the first Chief Justice in South Dakota history to be reelected to a second and third term by his colleagues. Justice Miller received his B.S. and his J.D. from the University of South Dakota.
The State Justice Institute was established to award grants to improve the quality of justice in the State courts, to facilitate better coordination and information sharing between State and Federal courts, and to foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts. It is a private, non-profit organization.