Friday, September 10, 2010

Justice Ikola: Judge of the Year

4/3 Justice Raymond J. Ikola will be recognized as the 2010 Judge of the Year by the Constitutional Rights Foundation-Orange County.

The CRF-OC is “a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization” dedicated “to involve and empower youth to become active, responsible citizens” through successful programs like Peer Court, Law Day, and high school mock trial. Justice Ikola has long been dedicated to the CRF-OC, serving on its Judicial Advisory Board and judging virtually every round of mock trial for over a decade.

Justice Ikola serves on the Judicial Council’s Appellate Advisory Committee and Court Technology Advisory Committee. His prior awards include Judge of the Year from the Orange County Bar Association Business Litigation Section, 2000; Judicial Civility Award from the Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court, 2001; Judge of the Year from the American Board of Trial Advocates, Orange County Chapter, 2001; and Judge of the Year from the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001. The CRF-OC previously recognized him as Judge of the Year in 2001 and presented him with its Distinguished Service Award in 1996. Did I mention he holds a Ph.D in electrophysics? His record is so impeccable it has even survived hiring me.  That says something.

The CRF-OC will present Justice Ikola with The Honorable James P. Gray Judge of the Year award on Thursday, October 7, at its annual Legacy Dinner at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.

The RSVP form is available here.  Or you can get tickets here.