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Exemplary Service to the Courts Recognized
The first Leonidas Ralph Mecham Awards for Exemplary Service to the Courts
were presented last month at the Administrative Office. The award recipients
were Andy Sirotta (photo left) in the Technology Division of the Office of Court
Administration, and George Reynolds (second from left), chief of the Financial
Disclosure Office and staff counsel to the Judicial Conference Committee on
Financial Disclosure. AO Director James C. Duff (second from right) and Judge
Robert B. Kugler (D. NJ) (photo right), chair of the Judicial Conference
Committee on the Administrative Office, presented the awards.
The Judicial Conference Committee on the Administrative Office established
the awards to honor individual AO staff for significant accomplishments that
have improved court administration, internal controls, program effectiveness,
communications, or efficiency in the courts or the AO. The award is named in
honor of Leonidas Ralph Mecham, who served as Director of the AO from 1985 to