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2012 Distinguished Service Criteria


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The Arizona Judicial Branch 2012 Distinguished Service Awards honor Individuals, projects, teams and courts 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's
Outstanding Contribution to the Courts Award:

    Any individual, project, team or court, 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 courts; 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.



Supreme Court's Improving Public Trust and Confidence Award:

    Any Arizona Judicial Branch judge nominated for this award will have accomplished an outstanding achievement in improving public trust and confidence in the courts.  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; or, 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.



Administrative Director's 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 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, or for multiple projects or efforts during the individual's career in court administration.


Nominations are due on or before Friday, April 06, 2012  Award winners will be announced the week of May 21, 2012.