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Announcing the Maryland Access to Justice Commission 2012 Awards

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The Maryland Access to Justice Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Maryland Access to Justice Awards. The awards recognize individuals, programs and entities in the State that improve the ability of all Marylanders to access the courts or to get legal help in civil legal matters so they can benefit from the rights, protections, services and opportunities that the law provides.

Honorees received their awards at the 2012 Judicial Conference on May 15, 2012, in Annapolis.

2012 Honorees

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Judge of the Year Award (Joint Honorees)

Hon. Karen A. Murphy Jensen
Circuit Court for Caroline County

Judge of the Year Award

Hon. Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. (ret'd) Maryland Court of Appeals

Judicial Branch Excellence Award

Connie Kratovil-Lavelle Executive Director,
Family Administration Administrative Office of the Courts

Outstanding Program of the Year Award

District Court Self-Help Center Maryland Legal Aid
[Sarah Frush, Supervising Attorney for the District Court Self-Help Center accepted the award on behalf of Maryland Legal Aid]

Legislator of the Year Award (Joint Honorees)

Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg Maryland House of Delegates

Legislator of the Year Award

Senator Jamie Raskin Maryland Senate

Executive Branch Award

Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown