Arizona Judicial Branch

Hall of Fame Inductees

Chief Justice Selected for the 2012 Maricopa County Bar Hall of Fame

A group of ten lawyers and judges were inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Hall of Fame at the Maricopa County Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Luncheon held on Oct 30.

Among those honored was Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch.

Chief Justice Berch was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2002, and in 2009, became its 23rd Chief Justice.  She is the third woman in history to serve as Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. 

Before her appointment to the Supreme Court, she served as Solicitor General of the State of Arizona, Special Counsel to the Attorney General, First Assistant Attorney General, and as a Court of Appeals Judge.

About the Hall of Fame
The Maricopa County Bar Hall of Fame was created in 2008 by the MCBA to recognize the outstanding lawyers and judges who are or were true giants of the profession, primarily in Maricopa County.

Inductees were selected based on criteria that includes: practiced law at least ten years; played prominent and important roles that have had an impact on the history and development of the local bar and the legal profession; made significant or unique contributions to the law or the administration of justice; and/or demonstrated significant leadership, advocacy, and accomplishments in service to the community or the profession. 

Click here to learn more about the other inductees and read the full press release.