The Arizona Region of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) will pay tribute to three outstanding legal professionals at its annual Judge Learned Hand Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. 

Sandra Day O’Connor, retired associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; Elliot A. Glicksman, a prominent trial attorney in Tucson; and Lawrence Robinson, a professor of law at the Arizona Summit Law School, will be honored for their exceptional professional achievements and profound dedication to civic and philanthropic causes and organizations.

O’Connor, whose long service as a United States Supreme Court justice is well-known, will accept AJC’s Public Service Award for her sustained contributions to the advancement of equality and democratic principles through work in the nonprofit and public sectors. 

Glicksman will be presented with AJC’s Community Service Award for demonstrating sustained contributions to the advancement of equality and democratic principles and Robinson will be honored with AJC’s Emerging Leadership Award, which is a tribute to an attorney practicing 12 years or less who has demonstrated a commitment to the values of public or community service. 

Tickets are $90; $65 under age 35. Visit

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