Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye selected Butte County Civic Learning Partnership to receive the Chief Justice's Exemplary Service and Leadership Award, which gives special recognition for outstanding service to the judicial branch.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Butte County Superior Court Judge Kristen A. Lucena
Members of the Butte Civic Learning Partnership, co-led by Butte County Superior Court Judge Kristen A. Lucena, learned of the honor on Law Day, May 1 via a phone call from the Chief Justice.
“The Butte Civic Learning Partnership is a model other counties can replicate,” said the Chief Justice. “Its achievements, creativity, and county-wide impact make it a leader in this statewide movement.”
Butte County was one of the first to pilot a Civic Learning Partnership, an effort driven by local court and school leaders to connect more students to the role of the judicial branch and the work of state courts. In its first year, Butte County became the first county in the state to have civic learning resolutions adopted by every school district.
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