ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, October 15, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Judge David Campbell has been selected to receive the prestigious 2021 award American Inns of Court Lewis F. Powell Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics, which recognizes lawyers, judges, government officials, journalists and others who have rendered exemplary services in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility and excellence. Campbell will receive the award at the annual Celebration of Excellence held at the United States Supreme Court on April 2, 2022, which was postponed due to the pandemic.
Appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003, Campbell is a judge in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and assumed senior official status in 2018. “He has earned a reputation as a trial judge tireless body, running a stubbornly organized and efficient courtroom. “says Jeffrey P. Minear, Esquire, adviser to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who has written in support of Campbell’s appointment.” And he is an invaluable contributor to court administration… “
When COVID-19 struck, Campbell was tasked with drafting and leading crucial measures throughout the legislative process, allowing federal courts to continue essential operations despite the pandemic. From 2015 to 2019, Campbell chaired the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Rules of Court and Procedure, which oversees the work of five advisory committees focused on civil, criminal, bankruptcy, appeals and legal rules. evidence at the federal level. From 2011 to 2015, he chaired the Judicial Conference of the United States Civil Rules Advisory Committee, which drafted significant rule changes that affect both federal courts and many state courts.
As an ambassador for the US justice system, Campbell has provided advice to magistrates in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. More recently, he has consulted the magistrates of Sri Lanka and Turkey on legal proceedings and case management. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. recently appointed Campbell to the Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations.
Campbell was also president of the Sandra Day O’Connor American Inn of Court in Arizona.
Previously, Campbell was a legal clerk to Justice William H. Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court and Justice J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also practiced in private practice. Campbell received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1976 and his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law, now SJ Quinney College of Law, in 1979.
The American Inns of Court in Alexandria, Virginia inspires the legal community to advance the rule of law by achieving the highest level of professionalism through example, education and mentorship. Members of the organization include nearly 30,000 federal, state and local judges; lawyers; law professors; and law students in nearly 370 sections nationwide. More information is available at www.innsofcourt.org.
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