2017 Eleventh Annual Banquet
November 1, 2017
MAMA Seattle’s Eleventh Annual Banquet was held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. MAMA Seattle was proud to present Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, ret. with the MAMA Seattle 2017 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Award. Justice Bridge’s friend and colleague, Justice Mary Yu, provided introductory remarks.
Justice Bridge is the Founding President/CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice, a nonprofit organization she created in 2006 to reform Washington State’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She served on the State Supreme Court from 2000 to 2008 and on the King County Superior Court from 1990 to 2000, where she was Chief Juvenile Court Judge for three years. She continues to chair the Washington State Supreme Court Commission on Children in Foster Care. Before joining the bench, Justice Bridge was the first female partner at the Seattle law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer. Among her many awards as an advocate for children and youth are the 2016 Women Leaders Career Excellence in Public Service Award from the University of Washington School of Law; 2015 Debra Friedman Timeless Award from City of Tacoma, 2014 Lifetime of Idealism Award from City Year, 2014 Baxter Award from Foster Parent Association of Washington State, 2010 Advocacy Spirit Award from the National Network for Youth, the 2009 Strategies for Youth Award from the Washington State Lieutenant Governor, the Passing the Torch Award from Washington Women Lawyers, the Seattle Civil Rights Champion Award from Lambda Legal, the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Washington School of Law and the Judge of the Year Award from the King County Bar Association. Justice Bridge also has been inducted into the Washington Generals for special service to the citizens of the State and into the Warren E. Burger Society of the National Center for State Courts.
MAMA Seattle’s Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Award is given each year to an individual who has paved the way to success for, and has served as an inspiration to, other women attorneys striving to excel in their legal careers while balancing family demands. Justice Bridge is a trailblazer and tireless advocate for children and families. For all of these reasons and many more, MAMA Seattle is honored to have presented Justice Bridge its 2017 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Award at the MAMA Seattle Eleventh Annual Banquet on November 1, 2017.
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