This award honors Judge William R. McMahon of Ohio, an outstanding member of the Executive Committee of the ABA Judicial Division National Conference of Specialized Court Judges (NCSCJ) and Chair of the Conference’s Modern Technology in the Courts Committee from 1990 until his death in 1994. Judge McMahon was a leader in the implementation of technological advances in the courts. He participated in the Judicial Electronic Document and Data Interchange Committee and was also active in the Center for Advance Study in Telecommunications at the Ohio State University. Judge McMahon operated the Bulletin Board System for the Ohio Judicial Network and chaired the JADTECH conference on ABA/net.
The selection of a judge, court employee or attorney who has made the most significant implementation of technological advances in a court of limited or special jurisdiction shall be in accordance with these rules adopted by the Awards Committee of the National Conference of Specialized Court Judges.
The recipient shall be a judge or court employee in a court of limited or special jurisdiction or an attorney who practices in a court of special or limited jurisdiction who has made a significant implementation or development in the use of modern technology in a court of special or limited jurisdiction. This may be in an individual court, or on a regional, tribal, statewide or national basis.