The John Marshall Award is named in honor of the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, who is credited with establishing the independence of the judiciary and enhancing its moral authority.
This prestigious Award was established by the American Bar Association to recognize those dedicated to the improvement of the administration of justice.
Award Selection Criteria
The John Marshall Award may be presented to any individual who has made a positive national impact on the justice system. Nominees may be non-lawyers as well as lawyers. Eligibility is open to any individual responsible for extraordinary improvement to the administration of justice in the categories of: Judicial Independence, Justice System Reform, and/or Public Awareness about the Justice System.