Judge David Shakes Receives Sandra Day O’Connor Award
Judge David Shakes, who first attended The National Judicial
College in 2000, has been named recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor
Award for the Judicially Speaking program he helped start in 2009.
Judicially Speaking is a collaborative program made possible by
100-plus judges and educators who have dedicated their time and
creativity to improving public education about what judges do. Judge
Shakes and the program have helped to reach out to thousands of middle
and high school students and has been integrated into Colorado’s social
In addition to being an alumnus of the NJC, Judge Shakes served as a
group facilitator in the fall 2013 General Jurisdiction course, where he
helped stimulate and direct the flow of conversation in the group. He
has also recently completed the Faculty Development Workshop and will
serve as a faculty member in our upcoming General Jurisdiction course,
April 27-May 7, 2015 in Reno, NV.
Thanks for the ride
In 1994, I was elected to serve as a general jurisdiction judge for the 16th Judicial District of Tennessee...