Judge Karen Klein, Class of '77, Receives Federal Magistrate Judges Association's Highest Honor

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Judge Karen Klein recently traveled to Philadelphia to accept the Federal Magistrate Judges Association Founders Award. The award is the most prestigious honor that the FMJA bestows, and is presented to a person who has made valuable and lasting contributions to the Magistrate Judges system of the United States courts.

Judge Karen K. KleinThe official resolution recognized Judge Klein's contributions to the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System, the Information and Technology Committee and the Board of the Federal Judicial Center. In addition it stated that Judge Klein has been a tireless educator and for over twenty years and was an integral part of training for newly-appointed Magistrate Judges at Phase I and Phase II Orientation Programs, has served as the "face" of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association to hundreds of new judges, and successfully maintained the strength of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association by gently encouraging all new Magistrate Judges to join the Association. Judge Klein has shaped the course of Magistrate Judge utilization through her service on the Administrative Office Magistrate Judge Advisory Group, and in her roles as board member, officer and President of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association.