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November 6, 2015: Two Judges to be Added to Criminal Justice Wall of Fame

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Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
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Two judges who had distinguished criminal justice careers and helped create the wall their names will be etched upon will be honored today at the Criminal Justice Wall of Fame ceremony.

Officials will induct the two recipients at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center's first floor terrace at 1:30 p.m.

The two honorees this year are:

  • Arthur L. Alarcon, who served more than 50 years as a judge, most notably becoming the first Latino to sit on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Warren L. Ettinger, who spent more than 50 years as a judge and attorney and was hailed as a mentor by many judicial officers.

Both men also were instrumental in the creation of the Criminal Justice Wall of Fame and the renaming of the downtown criminal courts building to the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

The Criminal Justice Wall of Fame was created in 2006 to honor late judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys who acted with integrity, personified excellence and served as role models throughout their legal careers.

A committee representing all branches of the judiciary selects the honorees. With Friday's additions, the Criminal Justice Wall of Fame now displays 111 names.