Family Law

Family Law News 2014, Issue 4, Volume 36, No. 4

Judge Gary Gibson of Shasta County receives the 2014 Family Law Judicial Officer of the Year Award

Andrew Cain

At the State Bar Annual Meeting in September, the Family Law Section hosted a reception attended by attorneys and judges from throughout the statewide family law community. The gathering was put together in order to honor the Family Law Judicial Officer of the Year. The 2014 award marked the 30th occasion in which this honor has been presented. It was a distinct pleasure to present the award to the Honorable Gary Gibson of Shasta County.

The written criteria for this award require outstanding service to the practice of Family Law as exemplified by career achievements or a singular act or performance. Implicitly, those voting on this award look for characteristics such as fairness, patience, superior work ethic, and common sense. Every great jurist shares these traits. Judge Gibson exemplifies all these characteristics, and so many more, as he continues to distinguish himself as a top Family Law bench officer in his county and across the state.

In accepting the award, Judge Gibson displayed his characteristic humility and wit. He acknowledged the team effort that makes the success of his courtroom possible, opining that the award is as much a recognition of all the people with whom he works.

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