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Award of Special Merit

Established in 1988, the Award of Special Merit is  presented by the Board of Governors to members of the State Bar of Arizona who have made significant contributions to the furtherance of public understanding of the legal system, the administration of justice,  and confidence in the legal profession.   

2021 Recipient

Anne Ronan has been practicing in the area of health law for the poor and uninsured since graduating from Arizona State University College of Law in 1979. She worked with Community Legal Services for 11 years with an emphasis in representing low-income individuals in obtaining health care through various State and Federally funded health care programs for the poor. She worked for the Arizona Center for Disability Law (formerly the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest) for 13 years during which time Anne represented children and adults with disabilities in obtaining necessary and appropriate medical and mental health services. Anne is now employed with the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. She currently works with families to ensure their children receive necessary treatment from both public and private insurance programs.

 

Previous Recipients

The award has been presented to:

1988     Hon. Frank X. Gordon, Jr
1989 Not awarded
1990 Hon. L. Ray Haire
1991 Prof. Charles M. Smith
Hon. Morris K. Udall
1992 Not awarded
1993 Mark I. Harrison
Charles T. Stevens
1994 Hon. Nikki A. Chayet
Patricia A. Sallen
John M. Schlosser
1995 E. Calvin Fuchs II
Duke Nordlinger Stern
1996 Christopher Johns
1997 Michael M. Grant
1998 Not awarded
1999 Hon. Norman S. Fenton
2000 Sen. Marc L. Spitzer
Hon. Thomas A. Zlaket
2001 Timothy M. Hogan
Norman L. Miller
2002 Daniel Cracchiolo
2003 Walter Cheifetz
2004 Hon. Edward E. Davis (posthumously)
2005 Frances L. Johansen
2006 Anthony W. Clark
Susan R. Agrillo
Norma L. Classen
2007 Theodore Campagnolo
Hon. Gary E. Donahoe
2008 Larry C. McVey
Sidney T. Marable (posthumously)
2009 John W. Rogers
2010 Gary R. Stickell
Alex E. Navidad
2011 Hon. Daniel A. Barker
James W. Richardson
2012 Hon. Ann A. Scott Timmer
Stephen Weiss
2013 Mark E. Meltzer
2014 William W. Owsley
2015 David B. Rosenbaum
2016 Gary M. Kula
2017 Robert L. Gottsfield
2018 Hon. Michael P. Pollard
2019 Hon. Dan R. Slayton
2020 Stacy Rupprecht Butler
Denice R. Shepherd
2021 Anne Ronan
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