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Flame of Democracy Award
The Flame of Democracy Award was created to recognize significant contributions made to the public's understanding of the law, democracy and the legal system. It has been awarded periodically since its inception in 2002. The recipient may be an individual or an organization.
Award winners include:
Richard "Dick" Larsen, political writer for The Seattle Times, 2002
Northwest Justice Project, self-help legal website, 2004
Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Adopt a Classroom Project, 2004
League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund, 2007
Rick Nagel, mock trial coach/teacher at Franklin High School, 2009
Stan Chalich, teacher at Central Valley High School in Spokane, 2009
Mary Fairhurst, Washington Supreme Court Justice, 2011
June Krumpotick, Self-Help program manager, Legal Voice, 2011
Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst, with CPLE co-chairs Marlin J.Appelwick
and Judith Billings, after receiving the 2011 Flame of Democracy Award.
June Krumpotick with her award in 2011
Above top: Karen Verrill receives the 2007 award on behalf of the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
Press releases regarding the award recipients are available below.
Nominations for the award may be made by email. Use the contact information below.