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Bernard E. Witkin received many awards and accolades throughout his long career, of which the following are among the most significant:

The Witkin Medal

The State Bar of California presents the Witkin Medal annually to recognize lawyers, judges, or academics “who, through a career of extraordinary service, have made significant contributions to the quality of justice and legal scholarship in our state.”

The recipients of the Witkin Medal are:

1993   Bernard Witkin

1994   Raymond Sullivan

1995   Gerald Gunther

1996   William Rutter

1997   Bernard Jefferson

1998   Stanley Mosk

1999   Joseph Ball

2000   Dorothy Nelson

2001   Norman Epstein

2002   Seth and Shirley Hufstedler

2003   Robert Raven

2004   Thelton Henderson

2005   Ronald George

2006   Elwood Lui

2007   Alex Kozinski

2008   John Van de Kamp

2009   Cruz Reynoso

2010   Beth Jay

2011   Joan Dempsey Klein

2012   Jesse Choper

2013 Carlos Moreno

2014 Erwin Chemerinsky

2015 Anthony Kennedy

 The Francis Rawle Award

The 1994 Rawle Award was presented to Bernard E. Witkin by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association for "outstanding contributions to the continuing education of the legal profession."

Institutions, Programs, and Awards Named for Bernard E. Witkin

The Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library of California

The Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library

The B. E. Witkin Judicial College of California

The Bernard E. Witkin Amicus Curiae Award, presented annually by the California Judicial Council

The Bernard E. Witkin, Esq. Award, presented annually by the San Diego Law Library Justice Foundation

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