A Milestone for Judicature
Tunheim, John R., Judicature
The year was 1917. The youthful American Judicature Society began publication of the Journal, edited by one of the organization's founders, Herbert Harley. The name was changed in 1966 to Judicature, and publication of this outstanding journal has been continuous for more than 90 years. What is perhaps even more exceptional is that Judicature has been edited with great distinction for the last 31 years by David Richert, making David the longest-serving editor of the magazine.
It was late in the year 1977 when David assumed the editorship of Judicature. Please join me in honoring David's unparalleled leadership of a publication that continues to be one of the most-influential and often-cited journals in legal and judicial circles. David has skillfully guided Judicature to its unique place in the world of peer-reviewed journals by bringing together social scientists with judges, lawyers, law professors, court administrators, and other justice system practitioners to analyze and comment on issues central to the effective administration of justice. Judicature remains unique in its high degree of scholarship together with its easy readability. Legal professionals and lay people alike eagerly await each issue.
Under David Richert's stewardship, Judicature's continuing relevance and cutting edge discussions of emerging issues has kept it a frequent source for citation within the judiciary, including justices of the United States Supreme Court. David has expertly maintained a steady quality and timeliness of content in the journal while also offering regular innovations. …