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Legislation #: 010767 Introduction Date: 5/17/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/17/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS-NEAL
Title: Congratulating Judge Lisa White Hardwick for being named as a Missouri Court of Appeals Judge.

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5/17/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 010767

 

Congratulating Judge Lisa White Hardwick for being named as a Missouri Court of Appeals Judge.

 

WHEREAS, on May 2, 2001, Jackson County Circuit Judge Lisa White Hardwick was named to the Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District by Governor Bob Holden; and

 

WHEREAS, Judge Hardwick graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor in Journalism in 1982 and from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 1985; and

 

WHEREAS, Judge Hardwick went to work for a law firm in Washington, D.C., but in 1985 returned to Kansas City to work for the largest law firm in the area, Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and

 

WHEREAS, from 1993-2000, Judge Hardwick served on the Jackson County Legislature as a Second District At-Large member; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2000, Judge Hardwick was appointed as a Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit by Governor Mel Carnahan where she was the first African-American woman to hold that position in the courts history; and

 

WHEREAS, Lisa is a very competitive person and on Sunday afternoons she and her family have their weekly Scrabble Championship game which Lisa usually wins but the children gain knowledge, inspiration and a desire to win from these competitive sessions; and

 

WHEREAS, Lisa is most known for her huge heart and volunteering her time in her community and in her church. She is committed to causes that promote inclusion of all people; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Judge Lisa White Hardwick for her appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Judge Lisa White Hardwick with the hearty congratulations of the Mayor and Council and best wishes for her new position on the Court.

 

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