The Salt Lake City NAACP Awards the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Award to Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson
Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson sits as a Salt Lake County Justice Court Judge, where she has been for fifteen years. She is the only African American female judge ever appointed or elected to serve in the state of Utah. In a court of limited jurisdiction, she presides over class B & C misdemeanors, violations of county ordinances, infractions and small claims up to ($10,000.00) ten thousand dollars. Judge Robertson’s court is responsible for processing over 11,000 cases a year.
Judge Robertson currently serves as a board member of the National Bar Association’s Judicial Council, and the Utah Supreme Court’s Community Relations Committee. She is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated (AKA). She is the current Far Western Regional Parliamentarian and the Far Western Regional Representative to the International Constitution Committee of AKA. She is a member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), The Women Lawyers of Utah and the Utah Minority Bar Association.