Award of Appreciation

This award, established in 1989, is presented by the Board of Governors to individuals who are not members of the Bar. It is given in recognition of outstanding service toward the creation of a better public understanding of the legal profession and the administration of justice, the judiciary, or the legislative process.

2015 Recipient

GRACE M. HAWKINS Hawkins, Graceis the Director of the Family Center of the Conciliation Court in Tucson Arizona. She received her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University in 1987 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Grace has worked at the Conciliation Court since 1990, 14 years as a Counselor/Mediator and as the Director since January 2005. Grace has worked on a state and national level with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She served five years on the state board and was elected to AFCC's national board where she served from 2009 until 2014. She participated in the 2013 Shared Parenting Think Tank and Marquette University Law School's 2011 Dispute Resolution Conference. Grace has served on several Administrative Office of the Court committees including, the Parenting Coordinator Rule Petition Review Committee, the Planning for Parenting Time Guide Work Group, and the Domestic Relations Committee.







Previous Recipients: 

The award has been presented to:

1989     Hon. Rose Mofford
Hon. Barry Goldwater
1990 Sal Quijada
Paul Urbano King
1991 Prof. Paul Bender
Amelia D. Lewis
1992 Hon. Tom Tso
1993 Ken Campbell
1994 Patricia J. Horgan
Karen E. Osborn
Ronald S. Watson
1995 Bruce Hernandez
1996 Paul Rubin
1997 Karen Duffy
Art Rotstein
Joan Tobin
1998 Regina Skouson
1999 Dr. Janet Brown
2000 Maria Hoffman
2001 Helen Cahill
2002 Bill Scott
2003 Donald W. Carson
Myles V. Lynk
2004 Carrie L. Sherman
2005 Emily R. Johnston
2006 Dr. Pearl Tang
2007 Matthew Silverman
2008 Larry C. McVey
Marvin E. Perry
2009 Bennie C. Click
2010 Susan Armstrong
2011 David K. Byers
2012 Alex Jamison
Karen Osborne
2013 William D. Carnegie
2014 John J. Sullivan