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In 1997, then SCCBA President and now Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Richard Loftus created and implemented an annual award to be presented to an SCCBA member who exemplifies the highest standards of law practice in Santa Clara County. The Award is given each year at the Annual Judges’ Night in the fall.

Any SCCBA member may submit a nomination to honor a local attorney for the 2014 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. A list of past awardees is below. The  Award will be presented at the SCCBA Annual Judges Night on October 22, 2014.  California Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, will be the featured speaker for 2014.  We encourage you to nominate individual lawyers that qualify for the award. The deadline for submitting the nomination form is Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 4:45 p.m. The nominating form is at the end of this page.


AWARD CRITERIA
  1. An active, respected practitioner;
  2. Unimpeachable character;
  3. Impact of the pro bono services provided;
  4. Embodies standards set forth in the SCCBA Code of Professionalism.

The recipient should be a role model not only for the past but for the present requiring that the recipient be currently engaged in the practice of law.

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Past Award Recipients

2014 Allen J. Ruby
2013 Kyra Kazantsis
2012 John (Jay) Fowler
2011 Craig Needham
2010 Debra Zumwalt
2009 Roberta Hayashi
2008 John Hopkins
2007 Anthony Trepel
2006 George Kennedy
2005 Mary Greenwood
2004 James Towery
2003 Arthur Johnson
2002 Hector Ramon
2001 Ann Ravel
2000 Norm Blears
1999 Brian Walsh
1998 Phil Hammer
1997 Catherine Sprinkles








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