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JAMS Neutral Judge William J. Elfving (Ret.) Honored by the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association

JAMS Neutral will receive Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award on May 30

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SANTA CLARA – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Hon. William J. Elfving (Ret.) has been honored by Santa Clara Country Trial Lawyers Association with its Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes judges for their extended commitment to fairness and their dedication to public service. Judge Elfving will receive this honor at the 42nd Annual Judges’ Night on May 30.

We congratulate Judge Elfving for receiving this honor by the SCCTLA. Judge Elfving has an excellent reputation in the legal community and is deserving of such an accolade.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Judge Elfving received the award in recognition of the 20 years he served on the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Before joining JAMS, he served for 17 years in the civil division presiding over an array of issues from serious personal injury to fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty to trade secrets. Additionally, he presided over a department in the family division for three years.

JAMS neutrals Hon. Robert Baines (Ret.), Hon. Joseph F. Biafore (Ret.), Hon. Jamie Jacobs-May (Ret.), Hon. William A. Martin (Ret.). Hon. James Ware (Ret.) and Hon. Edward A. Panelli (Ret.) are past recipients of the lifetime achievement award.

About JAMS 
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267. More information is available at and you can connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization committed to supporting members in their practice of law through networking, education and involvement with the local bench, providing the community with fair access to the justice system and promoting a positive image of Trial Lawyers.

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