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Cabot to receive Judge Learned Hand Award


January 23, 2012

Howard Cabot, an adjunct professor at the College of Law, will receive the Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee at the annual luncheon on March 14.

Cabot, and two others, will be honored for their “exceptional professional achievements and profound dedication to civic and philanthropic causes and organizations,” according to the press release.

Cabot demonstrated “sustained contributions to the advancement of equality and democratic principles” through his pro bono work with Guantanamo detainee Noor Uthman Muhammed, his leadership in the Jewish community and by serving on the boards of several community-wide organizations.

The AJC’s Judge Learned Hand Award recognizes distinguished individuals within the legal profession. Established in 1964, it honors those who have contributed meaningfully to the legal community and whose work reflects the integrity and broad humanitarian ideals exemplified by Judge Hand.

Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and Lindsay N. Marshall, Executive Director of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, will also be honored at the luncheon, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. Second St. Tickets can be purchased from Karolyn Kiburz at (480) 990-1887 or Karolyn@mcsource.net.

“Howard, Barbara and Lindsay embody the very best in our legal community. Their professional contributions help advance a more just society and their philanthropic efforts help shape a world in which human rights and human dignity are protected for all peoples,” said Timothy J. Eckstein, chair of the Judge Learned Hand Awards luncheon.

Cabot received the College of Law’s 2011 Justice for All Award for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Service at Justice for All Night on Nov. 3. He serves as a Judge Pro Tem on the Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court, and has written and spoken widely on topics ranging from trial practice to litigation cost efficiencies to management of mass liability cases.