Distinguished Service Award recipient - Alan Carlson, Chief Executive Officer, Superior Court of Orange County. He is a state and national leader in the field of public access to court records and e-filing.
The awards honor those who have made significant contributions to the judicial branch and who demonstrate a long-term commitment to improving access to our courts and improved access for low- and moderate-income Californians.
Aranda Access to Justice Award recipient - Judge Colleen T. White, Superior Court of Ventura County. She created court programs that aid the homeless, military veterans, elders facing domestic violence, and pregnant women struggling with child custody because of substance abuse.
Distinguished Service Award recipient - Judge Maria D. Hernandez, Superior Court of Orange County. In 2015, she convened the first Orange County Juvenile Justice Summit, bringing together more than 400 court leaders, attorneys, and justice system partners to improve outcomes for juveniles.
Aranda Access to Justice Award recipient - Judge Julia C. Kelety, Superior Court of San Diego County. She was the driving force behind a recent $5.2 million renovation of the San Diego Law Library and helped launch a mediation clinic for litigants at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.