Posted: May 27, 2003
SOCIETY: HOLLAND TO BE HONORED
Delaware Supreme Court
Justice Randy J. Holland will be presented with the Herbert Harley
Award, the American Judicature Society’s premier state award, on
Thursday, June 5, during Delaware’s Bench & Bar Conference at the
Wyndham Hotel in Wilmington.
The Herbert Harley Award,
named after the founder of AJS, is reserved for individuals who make
outstanding efforts and contributions that substantially improve the
administration of justice in their states.
Past Delaware recipients
of the Harley Award include: former Chief Justice Daniel L.
Herrmann; former Gov. Pierre S. du Pont; former federal Judge
Collins J. Seitz; Victor F. Battaglia Sr.; former Gov. Elbert N.
Carvel; Louis L. Redding; Dean Anthony J. Santoro; former Justice
Joseph T. Walsh; Andrew B. Kirkpatrick Jr.; Carl Schnee; Bruce M.
Stargatt; O. Francis Biondi; and former Justice William T. Quillen.
Holland served as a
director of the American Judicature Society, with his term ending on
May 2, 2002. As a director, he chaired the advisory committee to the
Society’s National Center for Judicial Ethics. He is president of
the American Inns of Court Foundation. He also is on the executive
committee of the American Bar Association’s Appellate Judges
Conference. He chairs the ABA Joint Committee on Lawyer Regulation
and is a member of the American Law Institute. He has been a
visiting professor at several law schools and has received numerous
awards, including the 1992 Judge of the Year Award from the National
Child Support Enforcement Association and the 2002 Alumni Award of
Merit from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Holland has served on the
five-member Delaware Supreme Court since 1986. He graduated from
Swarthmore College and from the University of Pennsylvania Law
School, cum laude, where he received an award for legal
ethics. He also holds a master of Laws in Judicial Process from the
University of Virginia Law School.
William D. Johnston, AJS
board member and immediate past president of the Delaware State Bar
Association, describes Holland as “both a visionary and a ‘get it
done’ person who has contributed and is contributing immeasurably to
the administration of justice in Delaware.”
Founded in 1913, AJS is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a national membership of
judges, lawyers and other citizens that works to improve the
administration of justice and protect judicial independence. Through
research, educational programs, publications, and videos, AJS
focuses primarily on judicial selection, judicial ethics, the jury,
court administration, judicial independence, and public
understanding of the justice system.
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