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Virtual Judicial Officer Awards Ceremony – March 4, 2021

Virtual Judicial Officer Awards Ceremony – March 4, 2021

Due to the pandemic, this year’s 12th Annual Judicial Officer Awards ceremony will be taking place virtually. Please mark your calendars for March 4, 2021.

The Judicial Officer of the Year Award is an annual award which honors a current or retired Judge, Commissioner, or Court of Appeals Justice from the San Bernardino County, Eastern Los Angeles County or Riverside County who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the local, legal and judicial community, including significant work in upholding and providing impartial justice for all, improving the interaction between the judiciary and the bar, improving access for low and moderate income litigants to the court system, exhibiting appropriate judicial demeanor, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the court system.

The Judicial Lifetime Achievement Award honors a current or retired Judge, Commissioner, or Court of Appeal Justice from San Bernardino County, Eastern Los Angeles County or Riverside County, who is recognized as having a reputation for and commitment to judicial excellence, has achieved a significant length of service as a judicial officer, and has demonstrated a long term, consistent and significant contribution to the betterment of the judiciary and the public it serves.

The WSBCBA Service award has been renamed in honor of the late attorney Mitchell Roth. He was a well-established and respected probate attorney in the Inland Empire, who gave his time and energy not only to the practice of law, but also to helping out selflessly with respect to the needs of the court and the legal community.  He also generously served as a Board of Director for the WSBCBA for over 25 years.  He promoted and established the WSBCBA Service Award for individuals in our legal community who stand out above the rest and go beyond the call of duty.  Our hearts are sorrowful with the loss of our great colleague.  In recognition of Mitchell, the WSBCBA is proud to rename this prestigious award the Mitchell Roth Service Award.

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