AJA American Gavel Awards
The American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting about the Judiciary was created
in 2009 to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice
system. The award recognizes legal journalism at its best, and highlights the importance
of journalism in educating the public about the legal system and the fundamental principles
and values upon which that system is based.
American Judges Association Awards
Chief Justice Richard W. Holmes Award of Merit
"To a judge for outstanding contributions to the judiciary."
Judge William H. Burnett Award
"To an AJA member for outstanding service to the Association."
Glenn R. Winters Award
"To a lay person who has made a substantial contribution toward improving the image
of the judiciary."
Judge Bob Jones Memorial Award
"To recognize significant contributions to Judicial Education by a member of AJA."