National Conference of Specialized Court Judges

Judicial Education Award

ELIGIBILITY RULES

In 1981, the American Bar Association Board of Governors authorized the National Conference of Specialized Court Judges to institute an Annual Award.  The purpose of the Award is to recognize a person, institution or judicial education and training entity for successful efforts in providing high quality judicial education and training to judges. 

Criteria include:

  1. The nature and extent of opportunities provided to judges to receive local and in‑state judicial education and training.
  2. The nature and extent of opportunities provided to judges to receive nationally-based judicial education and training.

Please note that the Judicial Education Award emphasizes what has been done for tribal, state, military or other judicial education and training in general. This award has been created to encourage entities to address the needs of these particular jurists and to reward those who do so in a superior fashion.

Nominations

Those desiring consideration for the Award should utilize the Application, which is due by May 7, 2021. The evaluation of entries and selection of the winner will be conducted by the Awards Committee of the National Conference of Specialized Court Judges.

Nominations should be submitted utilizing the Application.  The copies will be edited by the Conference Associate, prior to distribution to the judges of the Awards Committee, so as to delete reference to the name of the submitting entity. Those judging the competition will do so based upon the merits of the applicants and do not wish to have knowledge of the identity of those applicants during the judging process.  For this reason, other than in the confidential portion of the application, applicants are urged not to make reference to the name of their state or otherwise disclose its identity.

The completed application should be submitted electronically before May 7, 2021 to:

NCSCJ Awards Committee
via Julianna Peacock, NCSCJ staff
julianna.peacock@americanbar.org
T: 312-988-6093

If an applicant cannot submit their application electronically, please contact Julianna Peacock to coordinate a mailed application.

Questions? Call 312-988-6093 or julianna.peacock@americanbar.org