Distinguished Service Award

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The Judicial Council of California is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. This award is to honor individuals, longtime branch partners, and organizations who, through their dedication to fair and equal access to justice, continue to advance the strategic goals of the Judicial Council for the betterment of California’s judicial branch:

  • Access, fairness, and diversity;
  • Independence and accountability;
  • Modernization of management and administration;
  • Quality of justice and service to the public;
  • Education for branchwide professional excellence;
  • Branchwide infrastructure for service excellence; and
  • Adequate, stable, and predictable funding for a fully functioning branch.

Nomination forms can be found here and will be accepted until Friday, June 21, 2019. Please send a completed form along with any pertinent documentation to DSA@jud.ca.gov.

View the Chief Justice’s Invitation to Nominate


For a list of past recipients, visit Distinguished Service Award recipients 1993–2018.

Note: Current Judicial Council members are not eligible to receive the Distinguished Service Award.