JAMES A. WALSH
Awarded 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 or her;
and who endeavors to improve the administration of justice and public understanding of, and respect for,
the role of law in our society. Last year’s recipient was Hon. Robert L. Gottsfield.
SHARON A. FULLMER
LEGAL AID ATTORNEY
OF THE YEAR AWARD
Awarded to that legal services lawyer or lawyers in Arizona whose service to low-income people encompass-
es aggressive advocacy on behalf of individuals in extreme need and addresses systemic issues affecting sig-
nificant numbers of low-income people. Last year’s recipient was Beverly B. Parker.
AWARD OF SPECIAL
Awarded to that member or member of the State Bar who has made significant contributions to the fur-
therance of public understanding of the legal system, the administration of justice and confidence in the legal
profession. In 2013, the recipient was Mark E. Meltzer.
MICHAEL C. CUDAHY
Awarded to that individual or those individuals who are not members 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. William D. Carnegie was honored last year.
Awarded to that criminal defense practitioner who during his or her career has worked tirelessly to advance
the principles of criminal justice by representing clients with integrity, fairness, tenacity, creativity, brilliance
and, above all, professionalism. The recipient in 2013 was Larry A. Hammond.
Awarded to that 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. The recipients in 2013 were Hon. Randall M. Howe and Hon. Kent
The State Bar of Arizona is soliciting
nominations for awards to be given
at the annual convention. Nominations
for all categories should be submitted
to: State Bar Awards, 4201 N. 24th St.,
Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266.
The deadline for nominations is March
MEMBER OF THE
Awarded to that attorney or those
attorneys who have 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 those whose
contributions are exceptional. In 2013,
the award was given to William G.
NEWS FOR MEMBERS
HON. JOHN R. STICHT
Awarded 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. The Arizona Summit Law School was honored in 2013.
“Receiving the Member of the
Year award was both gratify-
ing and humbling. While I
greatly appreciate the Bar’s
recognition of my work to
improve civil practice and
procedure through my com-
mittee service and involve-
ment with continuing legal
education, the award results
from the collective efforts of
a large number of people
devaoted to improving our
justice system and with whom
I have had the good fortune to
collaborate. I am proud of the
work we have accomplished
and appreciative of the
opportunity to contribute
to these group efforts.”