Benjamin Aranda Award
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2015 Recipient: Solano County Superior Court Judge Garry Ichikawa
Judge Garry Ichikawa has dedicated his career to increasing access to justice. He has been the driving force behind several innovative programs that assist court users. These programs include a dependency drug court, an integrated domestic violence court and an expedited family law program that helps litigants who represent themselves move through court more quickly. Read more about Judge Ichikawa.
About the Aranda Access to Justice Award
Presented for the first time in 1999, the Aranda Award honors a judge who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to improving access to our courts, and who has significantly improved access for low-and moderate-income Californians. The Judicial Council, the State Bar, and the California Judges Association, in association with the California Commission on Access to Justice, co-sponsor the award. The Aranda Award is named in honor of the late Judge Benjamin Aranda III, who was known for his tireless efforts to promote fairness and access in the courts.
Nominations for the 2016 Aranda Award are now open. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 4, 2016.
Download nomination materials.
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Past Aranda Access to Justice Award Recipients