Chief Justice Broderick and Rebecca Love Kourlis, the executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System in Denver.
(Photo courtesy of IAALS)
Chief Justice John T. Broderick, Jr. received the 3rd annual Transparent Courthouse Award in October from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver for his efforts to improve the legal system by making it more open and accountable to all citizens.
The Transparent Courthouse Award was first presented in 2007 to retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Utah's Supreme Court Chief Christine Durham, now the president of the national Conference of Chief Justices, received the award in 2008.
Broderick was cited for his dedication to making sure that the state courts provide an accessible, efficient forum for resolution of civil disputes. He was also recognized for his leadership as Chief Justice in enhancing delivery of legal services to low and moderate income citizens in New Hampshire and for his efforts to bring nationwide attention to the impact of the country's economic crisis on the state courts.