Award of Appreciation
2014 Recipient: John J. Sullivan
Presented to that individual(s) who is not a member of the Bar 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.
Award of Special Merit
2014 Recipient: William W. Owsley
Presented to that member(s) of the State Bar of Arizona who has made significant contributions to the furtherance of public understanding of the legal system, the administration of justice and confidence in the legal profession.
Hon. John R. Sticht Excellence in Disabilities Accessibility Award
2014 Recipient: Arizona Attorney General's Office
Presented to private and/or public legal employers for their efforts to improve access to the Arizona judicial system for persons with disabilities in the legal profession, including lawyers, paralegals and court and law firm staff.
James A. Walsh Outstanding Jurist Award
2014 Recipient: Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch
Presented to that judge whose career exemplifies the highest standards of judicial conduct for integrity and independence; who is knowledgeable of the law and faithful to it; who is unswayed by partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism; who is patient, dignified and courteous to all who appear before him; and who endeavors to improve the administration of justice and public understanding of, and respect for, the role of law in our society.
Member of the Year Award
2014 Recipient: Amelia Craig Cramer
Presented to that attorney(s) who has rendered extraordinary contributions to the programs and activities of the State Bar in the prior year. Hundreds, even thousands, of the Bar's members contribute their time and talent to the work of the Bar, but this award is limited to that individual(s) whose contributions are exceptional.
Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award
2014 Recipient: Theodore Campagnolo
Presented to the criminal law prosecutor who during his or her career has worked tirelessly to advance the principles of criminal justice by representing the public's interest with integrity, fairness, tenacity, creativity, brilliance and above all, professionalism.
Sharon A. Fullmer Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award
2014 Recipient: Ellen Sue Katz
Presented to that legal services lawyer in Arizona whose service to low-income people encompasses both aggressive advocacy on behalf of individuals in extreme need as well as impact advocacy designed to address systemic issues affecting significant numbers of low-income people.
Tom Karas Criminal Justice Award
2014 Recipient: Stanton Bloom
Presented to that criminal defense practitioner who during his or her career has worked tirelessly to advance the principles of criminal justice by representing clients or the public with integrity, fairness, tenacity, creativity, brilliance and above all professionalism.