JOHN BOUMA SELECTED BY ARIZONA SUPREME COURT AS 2015 JUDICIAL BRANCH DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT - PRO BONO CATEGORY PHOENIX (June 19, 2015) – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that partner John Bouma has been selected by the Arizona Supreme Court to receive the 2015 Judicial Branch Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. The award was presented by Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales to Bouma at the 2015 Arizona Judicial Conference luncheon on June 17, 2015. The Arizona Judicial Branch Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals, projects and teams that have made outstanding contributions to improving public trust and confidence in the Arizona courts system and in meeting the goals of “Advancing Justice Together: Courts and Communities.” Bouma joined Snell & Wilmer in 1962 and enjoys a celebrated career that continues to influence the legal and civic landscapes across Arizona and beyond. Among his many regional and national awards, Bouma has been included in annual editions of The Best Lawyers in © America consecutively for the 31 years it has been published and has been named by the National Law Journal as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” Bouma co-founded the Arizona Equal Justice Campaign in 2001 which he has co-chaired since formation, raising $5.15 million for Arizona’s three major civil legal aid programs. He served as president of Arizona Bar Foundation from 1987 to 1988. He has also served on the board of directors of Valley of the Sun United Way since 2006. Bouma chaired the Access to Justice Committee of the American Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice College of Trial Lawyers from 1994 through 1997. He is a founder Scott Bales (left), John Bouma (right) and advisor to the Partnership for Drug-Free Arizona. Bouma was recipient of Community Legal Services Decade of Dedication Award in 1998 and the Foundation for Justice Award from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education in 2011. While Chairman at Snell & Wilmer, by personal example he encouraged the firm’s attorneys and staff to regularly staff Volunteer Lawyers Program intake interviews and to accept and handle pro bono matters. In 2014, more than 9,200 pro bono hours, equating to over $3.8 million of gratuitous legal services, were provided from Snell & Wilmer’s Arizona offices. Over its several offices, over 19,500 pro bono hours ($7.9 million) were provided by the firm. While Chairman, the Volunteer Lawyers Program repeatedly recognized the firm as Large Law Firm of the Year and with the Sustaining Award of Excellence for its outstanding pro bono service and support. About Snell & Wilmer Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.swlaw.com. ###

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