FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2012
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 602.340.7335, Mobile: 602.513.6385
Distinguished Lawyers to be Recognized at 2012 State Bar Convention
PHOENIX - June 7, 2012 - The State Bar of Arizona will recognize 16 lawyers and one organization for their contributions to the legal profession at the Annual State Bar Luncheon on Friday, June 22 at the Bar's 79th Annual Convention. The event will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix.
Winners were nominated by members of the State Bar of Arizona and were chosen by the Bar's Awards Committee. Senator John Kyl will be among the 17 award winners that will be recognized at the luncheon.
Joe Kanefield, President of the State Bar Board of Governors, will present the following awards:
Continuing Legal Education Award - Kathleen McCarthy
Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law Award - Rodney Lewis
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award - Kate Frenzinger
Distinguished Public Lawyer Award - Gary Restaino
Justice Michael D. Ryan Judicial Award of Excellence - Hon. Norman J. Davis
Tom Karas Criminal Justice Award - Darrow Soll (posthumously)
Hon. John R. Sticht Excellence in Disabilities Accessibility Award - Arizona Center for Disability Law
Awards of Special Merit - Hon. Ann A. Scott Timmer and Stephen Weiss
Member of the Year Award - Todd Lang
Awards of Appreciation - Alexander Jamison and Karen Osborne
James A. Walsh Outstanding Jurist Award - Hon. James M. Marlar
Sharon A. Fullmer Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award - Mary V. Day
Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award - Sheila Sullivan Polk
President's Awards - Alan P. Bayham, Jr. and Senator Jon Kyl
Bios and photographs, along with award descriptions, are available here.
About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 16,900 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.
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