The Distinguished Service Award

 
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes deeds and service which significantly advance justice, the goals of the legal profession or the mission of the association. 
 
Past Recipients
2016
The Honorable John W. Carlin, Former Governor of the State of Kansas
The Honorable Bill Graves, Former Governor of the State of Kansas
The Honorable Mike Hayden, Former Governor of the State of Kansas
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Former Governor of the State of Kansas
 
2015
The Hon. Robert Fairchild, Chief Judge, 7th Judicial District
The Hon. Jeffry L. Jack, District Judge, 11th Judicial District
The Hon. Larry T. Solomon, Chief Judge, 30th Judicial District
The Hon. Meryl D. Wilson, Chief Judge, 21st Judicial District
Jeff K. Cooper
Keith L. Mark
 
2014
Ryan Wright, Kansans for Fair Courts
 
2013
F. James (Jim) Robinson, Jr.
 
2012
Larry W. Wall
Joanne Doroshaw, Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School
 
2010
Marti Crow
John Parisi
 
2009
Dan Lykins
 
2008
Steve Dickerson
James Howell
 
2007
Mike Crow
 
2005
Peter Obetz
 
2004
Jeff Cooper
Dennis Horner
John Ostrowski
Brad Prochaska
Tim Short
Dale Slape
Mike Snider
 
2003
LJ Leatherman
Jerry Palmer
Kiehl Rathbun
Frank Sabatini*
Gary White, Jr.
 
2002
Diane Barger
Pedro Irigonegaray
Kathy Kirk
Mike Wallace
 
2001
Edward Hund
Robin Maxon
 
2000
Patrick Nichols
 
1999
Jerry K. Levy
Timothy A. Short
 
1998
Gerald L. Michaud
Robert K. Weary
 
1997
Dennis M. Clyde
Henry and MaryAnne Lippincott*
Ronald Pope
Timothy A. Short
 
In 2012, KTLA determined that those who had earlier been honored with its Public Service Award met criteria similar to those of its Distinguished Service Award. As a result, the Public Service Award was retired and those who received it are commemorated on this list, designated with an asterisk (*).
News & Events

Trust Juries

Ktla's statement on hilburn v enerpipe, june 14, 2019

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Work Comp Nominating Committee Must Comply With KOMA

KTLA's Letter to shawnee county dA Chad 

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Protecting Fair Courts from Political Criticism and Budget Cuts
By F. James Robinson, Jr.
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