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Judith S. Kaye Award for Judicial Excellence

NOMINATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020 (5 PM ET)

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence created the Judith S. Kaye Award for Judicial Excellence in 2016 to recognize service by judicial officers who demonstrate knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and exemplary leadership developing courtroom responses to these issues. In honor of Judge Kaye's exemplary professional and personal contributions to the field of domestic and sexual violence law throughout her career, this award will recognize a judge each year that embodies her spirit and dedication.  

Judith S. Kaye was an active member of the American Bar Association for over 40 years, serving as a founding member of the 1994 ABA Presidential Taskforce on Domestic violence and then of the Commission on Domestic Violence from 1994-1998. In honor of her exemplary professional and personal contributions to victims of domestic violence throughout her career, this award will recognize a judicial officer each year who embodies her spirit and dedication. Learn More about Judge Kaye.

 

This year's award winner is Honorable Susan B. Carbon. Learn more about Judge Carbon.

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Previous Honoree

2020 Hon. Susan B. Carbon, 9th Circuit Judge, Manchester, New Hampshire 

2019 Hon. James Riehl, Former Judge for the Kitsap County District Court, Washington

2018 Hon. Michael Burton, Circuit Judge for the St. Louis County Circuit Court