photo of ATJ Board Chair Kirsten Barron and 2012 ATJ Board Judicial Leadership Award Recipient Judge Cuthbertson

2012 ATJ Judicial Leadership Award Recipient
Hon. Frank Cuthbertson, with ATJ Board Chair Kirsten Barron

Access to Justice Board Awards

The Access to Justice Board recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations whose contributions make significant impacts on the work of the Alliance for Equal Justice.

Nomination letters and supporting material may be sent by email to Joan Fairbanks, with the exception of the Norm Maleng Leadership Award (see below). Nominations for 2013 have closed.

Access to Justice Community Leadership Award

This award recognizes the efforts of an individual or an organization outside the legal community that has played a strategic, significant and courageous leadership role in improving access to the justice system for those who face economic or other significant barriers. 

Access to Justice Partnership Award

This award recognizes the efforts of a low-income or community-based or grassroots organization that serves the needs of low-income persons, and that has collaborated with Alliance members or played a significant leadership role outside the legal community to identify or address poverty issues of those facing economic or other significant barriers.

Access to Justice Leadership Award

This award recognizes the efforts of those individuals in the Washington State Alliance for Equal Justice who have played a significant leadership role in continued efforts to build and promote a statewide integrated, non-duplicative civil legal aid delivery system that is responsive to those facing economic and other significant barriers. 

Access to Justice Judicial Leadership Award

This award recognizes the judiciary's significant leadership role in improving access to the justice system for those who face economic and other significant barriers.

Access to Justice Advocacy Award

This award recognizes outstanding work by Alliance staff advocates in furtherance of the promise of equal justice for those who face economic and other significant barriers.

Norm Maleng Leadership Award

This award is given jointly by the WSBA and the Access to Justice Board, in honor of Norm Maleng's legacy as a leader. He was an innovative and optimistic leader committed to justice and access to justice in both civil and criminal settings. Within the profession, his leadership was characterized by his love of the law and commitment to diversity and mentorship. This award recognizes those who embody these qualities. Nominations for this award are accepted through the WSBA Annual Awards Process.  

WSBA Awards 2013

Award recipients

A list of past recipients of Access to Justice Board Award recipients.