Hon. John R. Sticht Disability Achievement Award

The Sticht Award, established in 2006 (amended language in 2015), to recognize either a person(s) in the legal profession or a group, organization or employer, who or which furthers the goals of access to justice and the full participation for people with disabilities in the legal profession and justice system or a person(s) with disability who has demonstrated exceptional depth of inner strength, courage in the face of adversity, and tenacity of purpose.


2016 Recipient

Edward Myers

EDWARD L. MYERS III practiced disability law for 25 years.  After working as a law clerk for the Montana Supreme Court he worked for the Montana Advocacy Program as a Mental Health and Assistive Technology Attorney and the Arizona Center for Disability Law in similar positions.  He also worked as a Policy and Funding Specialist for the Arizona Technology Access Program and as an adjunct Professor for Northern Arizona University teaching Disability Law in Education and Advanced Disability Law. Throughout the course of his career he has represented people with disabilities in special education, employment, access to public goods and services.  Mr. Myers was appointed to several governor appointed boards by Governors of both parties working on public policy issues.  Mr. Myers also worked on public policy issues at the legislature including passage of extending voting rights for persons with developmental disabilities under guardianship, ensuring equal access to information technology, and accessible books for disabled children. He recently retired after eight years as the Deputy Executive Director for the Arizona Center for Disability Law and from NAU.   He has also been published in several journals and the Montana Law Review on disability and technology issues.       

Previous Recipients

The award has been presented to:

2006     Arizona Center for Disability Law
Office of the Arizona Attorney General
2007 Office of the Pima County Attorney
2008 University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
2009 Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC (Tucson)
Quarles & Brady, LLP (Phoenix
2010 Pima County Public Defender's Office
2011 Industrial Commission of Arizona
2012 Arizona Center for Disability Law
2013 Phoenix School of Law
2014 Attorney General's Office
2015 City of Peoria



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