The April 5th Newton Rotary Club meeting heard a presentation from Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Karen Arnold-Burger and Deputy General Counsel for Textron Financial Corp., Laura Ice. 
Both are representatives of the National Association of Women Judges Informed Voters Project.  This group is a civics non-partisan education campaign developed to increase public awareness about the judicial system, to inform voters that politics and special interest attacks have no place in the courts, and to give voters the tools they need to exercise an informed vote in favor of fair and impartial courts.
Arnold-Burger is a fourth generation Kansan.  She received her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Kansas.  She has served as First Assistant City Attorney for the City of Overland Park, Assistant US Attorney in Kansas City and Presiding Judge for the Overland Park Municipal Court.  She was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor Mark Parkinson in January, 2011.  She has also served as President of the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas Municipal Judges Association, the Earl E. O’Conner Inn of Court, and on the boards of several other law organizations. Her non-law public service includes serving United Community Services, Safe Home Domestic Violence Center and the Johnson County Drug & Alcoholism Council.  She donates considerable time talking about the dangers of underage drinking and many other pertinent causes.
Ice is the daughter of the late Ted Ice, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Newton.  Ice holds a Bachelor of Arts , education University of Kansas and a J.D. Washburn University School of Law.  Ice is the recipient of the Kansas Bar Association Professionalism Award, Wichita Bar Association Howard Kline Award, a graduate of Leadership Wichita.