Texas Association for Court Administration
A Professional Association
This award was established in honor of the Honorable Charles W. Barrow, Senior Judge, Bexar County, who served as Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas 1977-1984. He also served as Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals, 1962- 1977; and as Judge of the 45th District Court,1959-1962. Justice Barrow is one of TACA's biggest supporters since its inception and has lent support, advice and credibility to the association. The award recognizes one "for his/herextraordinary contributions in promoting court administration in Texas."
This award has no monetary value. However, it is considered one of the highest coveted awards given annually to a TACA member, in that it recognizes the "high standards of excellence" exhibited in all endeavors of the recipient.
Those wishing to nominate someone for this award should submit not only the nominee's name and current position but also, set out the contributions made in court administration and the reasons this individual merits recognition.
Any TACA member, in good standing, who has contributed significantly in promoting Court Administration and met the following criteria:
Member of the Year Award – recommendation consists of 3 nominees to the Board of Directors by the Membership Chair & Membership Liaison by August 15th of the year. The nominee must have provided outstanding assistance to the Association over the past year. The Board votes on the
Member of the year and the plaque is presented at the Annual Conference at the luncheon.
A person who has made a significant contribution to the science of Court Administration or rendered distinguished service in related fields may be elected to honorary membership in the Association by a majority vote of the membership in attendance at an annual meeting. An honorary member may serve on committees, but may not vote, chair a committee, nor be elected to serve on the Board of Directors. Honorary members shall not be required to pay dues.
|James C. Dunlap|
|Hon. Paul Ferguson|
|Dr. Charles M. Friel|
|Hon. Larry J. Gist|
|Hon. Robert T. Pfeuffer|
|Hon. Linda B. Thomas|
|Hon. James B. Zimmerman|
|2010||Vanessa R. Farmer|