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2013 Distinguished Service Criteria

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The Arizona Judicial Branch 2014 Distinguished Service Awards honor Individuals, projects, and teams who have made outstanding contributions to improving public trust and confidence in the Arizona courts system and in meeting the goals of Justice 2020 A Vision for the Future of the Arizona Judicial Branch 2010-2015. One award will be presented in each of the three Distinguished Service Awards Category.


Chief Justice Award:

    Any individual, project,  or team, whether or not they are within the Arizona Judicial Branch may be nominated for this award. Nominees will have made an outstanding    contribution to the courts by improving public trust and confidence in the Arizona court system; improving judicial administration; supporting the strategic initiatives of Justice 2020, or other demonstrated achievements in these areas.  Nomination may be for a specific project or effort, or for multiple projects or efforts.


Judge of the Year:

    Any Arizona Judicial Branch judge nominated for this award will have accomplished outstanding achievements in improving public trust and confidence in the Arizona court system.  Achievements may be through the judge's judicial or administrative efforts in providing education or training; implementing projects or programs in the judge's court, or in other courts statewide; for, supporting the strategic initiatives of Justice 2020, or other demonstrated achievement in this area.  Nomination may be for a specific project or effort, or for multiple projects or efforts throughout the judge's career.


Administration of Justice Award:


    Any non-judge employee in the Arizona Judicial Branch may be nominated for this award.  Nominated individuals will have accomplished an outstanding achievement in the administration of justice by improving services to those who use the Arizona court system including jurors, witnesses, litigants, attorneys, and defendants; improving court facilities; enhancing services to pro se litigants; facilitating access to the courts; improving accountability; or, supporting the strategic initiatives of Justice 2020, or other demonstrated achievement in this area.  Nomination may be for a specific project or effort, for multiple projects or efforts during the individual's career in court administration.
 

The Nomination due date has been extended to
Friday, May 10, 20
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Award winners will be announced the week of
June 3, 2014.