Past Award Recipients

2018

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Judge Raymond R. Norko (ret.), Hartford, CT

William R. McMahon Award
Judge Donald R. Johnson, Ph.D., Baton Rouge, LA

Recognition of Academic and Judicial Excellence in the Military Judges Course
Lt Col Charles G. Warren, United States Air Force

2017

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Chief Judge Andrew S. Effron, Annandale, VA

William R. McMahon Award
Colonel J. Wesley Moore, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

Judicial Education Award
Appellate Judges Education Institute, Durham, NC

Recognition of Academic and Judicial Excellence in the Military
Judges Course Major (now Lt Col) John P. Norman, United States Marine Corps

2016

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Neil E. Axel (ret.), Columbia, MD

William R. McMahon Award
Cook County Department of Administrative Hearings, Chicago, IL

Judicial Education Award
Air Force Trial Judiciary (AF/JFT), JB Andrews, MD

Recognition of Academic and Judicial Excellence in the Military
Judges Course Maj. Mark F. Rosenow, United States Air Force

2015

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Earl G. Penrod, Princeton, IN

William R. McMahon Award
Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Leidschendam, The Netherlands

Judicial Education Award
Michigan Judicial Institute, Lansing, MI

Recognition of Academic and Judicial Excellence in the Military Judges Course
LtCol Keith Parrella, United States Marine Corps

2014

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. J. Matthew Martin, Asheville, NC

William R. McMahon Award
Hon. Herbert B. Dixon, Jr., Washington, DC

Judicial Education Award
Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. United States Army

Recognition of Academic and Judicial Excellence in the Military
Judges Course Maj. Michael Zimmerman, USMC

2013

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Mary Thrower, Salina, KS

William R. McMahon Award
Dawn Braquet, Washington, DC

Judicial Education Award
Denise Kilwein, Topeka, KS

Recognition of Academic and Judicial Excellence in the Military
Judges Course
CDR Kevin B. Gerrity, United States Navy
CDR Robert Monahan, United States Navy

2012

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Elizabeth Keever, Fayetteville, NC

William R. McMahon Award
Hon. William Kelly, Kentwood, MI

Judicial Education
Mr. Marty Sullivan, Little Rock, AR

Recognition of Academic and Judicial Excellence in the Military Judges Course
Maj. Elizabeth Harvey, United States Marine Corps

2011

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
No award presented

William R. McMahon Award
No award presented

Judicial Education
Puerto Rico Judicial Academy of the Puerto Rico Office of Court Administration

Recognition of Academic and Judicial excellence in the Military Judges Course
Commander Aaron C. Rugh, United States Navy

2010

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Judge Robert T. Russell Jr., Buffalo, NY

William R. McMahon Award
Steven H. Goldblatt, Esq. and William DeCicco, Washington, DC

Judicial Education
Judge Kevin S. Burke, Minneapolis, MN

Recognition of Academic and Judicial excellence in the Military Judges Course
Lt. Col. Scott E. Harding, US Air Force

2009

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Judge Frederic Barker Rodgers, Black Hawk, CO

William R. McMahon Award
None presented

Judicial Education Award
American Association for the Advancement of Science - Judicial Seminars on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience

Recognition of Academic and Judicial excellence in the Military Judges Course
Judge (LTC) Mark A. Bridges, U.S. Army

2008

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. G. Michael Witte, Dearborn Superior Court

William R. McMahon Award
Susan T. Brown, Division of Administrative Hearing, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Judicial Education Award
University of North Carolina School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC Professor Cheryl Howell

NCSCJ Plaque Recognizing the Top Graduate of the United States Army’s Trial Judge Course
Major (now Lt Col) Katherine Oler, US Air Force

2007

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Chief Justice (Ret.) Harry C. Martin, Asheville, NC

William R. McMahon Award
David Pimentel, Jacksonville, FL

Judicial Education Award
Sarah Y. Sheppeard, Knoxville, TN

2006

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Brenda Waggoner, Knoxville, TN

William R. McMahon Award
Hon. Rodger A. Drew, Yongsan, South Korea

Judicial Education Award
Texas Center for the Judiciary

2005

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Not presented

William R. McMahon Award
Judge Thomas, Zachman of Ohio

Judicial Education Award
New York State Unified Court System

2004

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Karl Grube, Treasure Island, FL

William R. McMahon Award
Joseph Sawyer, Reno, NV

Judicial Education Award
Not presented

2003

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Leslie Hayashi, Honolulu, HI

William R. McMahon Award
Lt. Col. Thomas W. Pittman, APO, AE

Judicial Education Award
Hon. Peter Evans, Palm Beach County, FL

2002

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Marcia Waldorf, Honolulu, HI

William R. McMahon Award
Not presented.

Judicial Education Award
National Outreach Division of NHTSA

2001

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Lawrence A. Belskis, Columbus, OH

William R. McMahon Award
Not presented.

Judicial Education Award (SCJ)
Hon. Robin Smith, Midland TX

2000

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Michael O’Neal, Dallas, TX

William R. McMahon Award
Warren Davis, Lawrenceville, GA

Judicial Education Award (SCJ)
Hon. Lawrence Rodowsky, Baltimore, MD

1999

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Veronica Simmons McBeth

William R. McMahon Award
Michael D. Freeman

Judicial Education Award (SCJ)
Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia

1998

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Elizabeth “Ellie” Finn, Phoenix, AZ

Judicial Education Award
Institute of Government – UNC Chapel Hill

William R. McMahon Award
James V. Snyder, Chief Information Officer, San Diego Municipal Court, San Diego, CA

1997

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Hon. Sylvia Garcia, Municipal Courts of the City of Houston, Texas

Judicial Education Award
Rozier E. Sanchez, Judicial Education Center in New Mexico

William R. McMahon Award
Mr. Kenneth Nelson, Office of the Court Administrator for the 6th Judicial Circuit for Pinellas and Pasco counties, FL

1996

Franklin N. Flaschner Award
Leonard P. Edwards, Superior Court Judge, San Jose, CA

William R. McMahon Award
Hon. Robert G. M. Keating, New York, NY

Judicial Education Award (SCJ)
The Education Services Division of the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts

1995 and prior


Franklin N. Flaschner Award

  • 1995: Ernestine S. Gray, Juvenile Court Judge, New Orleans, LA
  • 1994: S.J. "Sandy" Elden, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1993: Venetta S. Tassopulos, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992: Ernest S. Hayeck, Worcester, MA
  • 1991: Janice Gradwohl, Lincoln, NE
  • 1990: Floyd E. Propst, Atlanta, GA
  • 1989: Harvey E. Schlesinger, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1988: Ernest I. Rotenberg, Attleboro, MA
  • 1987: Barry Russell, San Diego, CA
  • 1986: Robert D. Thompson, Wilmington, DE
  • 1985: Arthur L. Burnett, Washington, D.C.
  • 1984: Ronald B. Stewart, Williamsburg, KY
  • 1983: Emanuel A. Rissman, Chicago, IL
  • 1982: Wilfred W. Nuernberger, Lincoln, NE
  • 1981: Kaliste J. Saloom, Jr., LaFayette, LA
  • 1980: (No Award)
  • 1979:  San Jose, CA