Dorothy W. Nelson

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Dorothy W. Nelson "sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

"Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit); former Dean and Professor of Law, University of Southern California Law Center. Chair, Ninth Circuit Standing Committee on ADR; Chair, Board of Directors of Western Justice Center; Delegate, United Nations Women's Conference in Mexico City 1975 and Beijing 1995; Member, Board Advisors, Institute for the Study of Women and Men; Member, Advisory Committee, National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality of Women and Men; Member, Advisory Committee Tahirih Justice Institute dedicated to assisting women refugees; Co-Chair, Sino-American Conference on Mediation and Arbitration, Beijing, China, 1992; Winner ABA Dispute Resolution Section D’Alemberte/Raven Award, April 2000; Bernard E. Witkin Award from State Bar of California, Sept. 2000; Pasadena Bar Association Judge of the Year Award, Oct. 2002. 2005 Thurgood Marshall Career Achievement Award - Chicago. 2006 Harry Sheldon Award, Pasadena Human Relations Commission." [1] also see

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  1. First Women: Dorothy W. Nelson, Ms JD, accessed September 22, 2007.
  2. Chair Advisory Board and Staff, Baha'í Chair for World Peace, accessed September 22, 2007.
  3. In prayerful silence, Baha’is elect national spiritual governing body at 98th annual convention, Baha'i of the United States, accessed July 23, 2008.