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George C. Young Inn Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

THE ARNIE WILKERSON MEMORIAL AWARD

Deputy Sheriff Arnold William Wilkerson · Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida · End of Watch: Tuesday, January 10, 1984

On January 10, 1984, Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy Arnold William Wilkerson was shot and killed while serving as a bailiff at the Orange County Courthouse. In recognition of his selfless sacrifice and his exemplary public service, The George C. Young American Inn of Court created an award in his honor, the Arnie Wilkerson Memorial Court Service Award.

This award honors individuals (excluding lawyers and judges), who are employed within the judicial system and display the highest standards of character, integrity, and ongoing dedication.

Past recipients have been long-term models of excellence in their work and extremely active in some dimension of community service outside of the judicial system. Past award winners include:

  • 2015 Irene Bustamante
  • 2014 Diane M. Iacone
  • 2013 Jacqueline Dalton
  • 2012 Ody A. Arias
  • 2011 Ralph Rogers
  • 2010 Lori Spangler
  • 2009 Sherry Wolfe
  • 2008 Carolyn Weber
  • 2007 Carmen Velazquez
  • 2006 David Medvec
  • 2005 Mimi Rollins
  • 2004 Norman Schneiderman
  • 2003 Orange County Volunteer Mediation Program
  • 2002 Matt Benefiel
  • 2001 Mrs. Gay Aaron

 Each year, the Board of Directors of The George C. Young American Inn of Court selects a recipient of this award, which is presented during the June meeting of the Inn. The winner of this award receives a plaque and $500, in addition to having his/her name added to a plaque hanging outside the Roger Barker Memorial Courtroom on the 23rd Floor of the Orange County Courthouse.

THE HONORABLE JAMES B. GLAZEBROOK PROFESSIONALISM AWARD

The Honorable James G. Glazebrook was a thoughtful and outstanding jurist, who was deeply committed to the Inn's mission of mentoring young lawyers to understand the critical importance of practicing law with honor and integrity. In his honor, The George C. Young American Inn of Court created the James G. Glazebrook Professionalism and Service Award.

The purpose of this award is to honor a current or former Inn member (including lawyers and judges), whose combination of service to the Inn and professionalism and integrity in practice display a course of excellence. Past award winners have included:

  • 2015 Gary S. Salzman, Esquire
  • 2014 Mark L. Horwitz, Esquire
  • 2013 Judge Thomas B. Smith
  • 2012 Carolyn Salzman, Esquire
  • 2011 Judge John Marshall Kest
  • 2010 Norberto Katz, Esquire
  • 2009 Bruce Blackwell, Esquire
  • 2008 Judge John Antoon, II

Each year, the Board of Directors of The George C. Young American Inn of Court selects a recipient of this award, which is presented during the June meeting of the Inn.