The BADC’s “Judge of the Year” award is bestowed upon a member of the judiciary who has distinguished him or herself in the administration of justice in the District of Columbia.

This year’s award will be given at our annual Gala on December 2, 2017.

Past Recipients

2016-2017 Honorable Nan R. Shuker
2015-2016 Judge Diane M. Brenneman
2014-2015 Honorable John M. Facciola
2013-2014 Honorable Lee F. Satterfield
2012-2013 Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth
2011-2012 Judge Merrick B. Garland
2010-2011 Judge Inez Smith Reid
2009-2010 Judge Paul L. Friedman
2008-2009 Chief Judge Paul R. Michel
2007-2008 Judge Gladys Kessler
2006-2007 Judge Stephanie Duncan-Peters
2005-2006 Chief Judge Rufus G. King III
2004-2005 Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson
2003-2004 Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
2002-2003 Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan
2001-2002 Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards
2000-2001 Chief Judge Annice M. Wagner
1999-2000 Chief Judge Norma Holloway Johnson
1998-1999 Chief Judge Frank Q. Nebeker
1997-1998 Chief Judge Loren A. Smith
1996-1997 Chief Judge Eugene N. Hamilton
1995-1996 Judge William B. Bryant
1994-1995 Judge Joyce Hens Green
1993-1994 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1992-1993 Chief Judge Helen Nies
1991-1992 Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. & Judge James A. Belson
1990-1991 Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr. & Chief Judge Fred B. Ugast
1989-1990 Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
1988-1989 Justice Thurgood Marshall