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 Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch.
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 encompasses
aggressive advocacy on behalf of individuals in extreme need and addresses systemic issues affecting significant numbers of low-income people. Last year’s recipient was Ellen S. Katz.
AWARD OF SPECIAL
Awarded to that member or member of the State Bar 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. In 2014, the recipient was William “Bill” Walter Owsley.
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. John Sullivan 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 2014 was Stanton Bloom.
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 recipient in 2014 was Theodore Campagnolo.
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 2014,
the award was given to Amelia Craig
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 Attorney General’s Office was honored in 2014.
“Receiving the State Bar of Arizona’s
Member of the Year Award was a won-
derful surprise. I enjoyed very much
continuing to provide productive service
in my “happy has-been” capacity as
Immediate Past President by chairing
the Program Review Committee. The
Committee did all the heavy lifting and
are the ones who deserve the credit for
everything the Committee was able to
accomplish. Seeing their excellent work
product was a reward in and of itself.
Receiving the Member of the Year
Award was sweet icing on the cake;
I am grateful to have been honored
with this prestigious award.
The beautiful pot I received sits proudly
on a shelf in my office.”
—Amelia Craig Cramer Amelia Craig Cramer