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Awards and Honors

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Awards and Honors

Justice Sandra Schultz Newman served as the first elected female Justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and as a Judge for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. She was the first female Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and spent more than 20 years in a private trial and appellate practices. It is this collective experience that allows her to bring true neutrality and objectivity to proceedings, and why she has been recognized by so many organizations.

  • 2012, Woman of Heart Honoree, American Heart Association
  • 2009, Best 50 Women in Business, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development (Gov. Ed Rendell)
  • 2009, GOP Winter Honoree, Montgomery County Plymouth GOP Winter Reception
  • 2009, TAIG Foundation Civic Leadership Award Recipient
  • 2009, Woman of Distinction, Montgomery County Women’s History Month
  • 2008, Outstanding Women’s Leader, Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series
  • 2008, The President’s Award, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • 2007, Honoree, Voice Foundation Gala Benefit, Voices of Summer
  • 2007, Presented with a Resolution by the Philadelphia Bar Association for Extraordinary Accomplishments
  • 2007, Honored as “We the Women 2007,” by the Women for Greater Philadelphia, Inc., in celebration of Women’s History Month
  • 2007, Distinguished Honoree of the Republican Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth
  • 2007, Eric Turner Memorial Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2005, Person of the Year Award, Pennsylvania State Constables Association
  • 2005, Anne X. Alpern Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association Women in the Profession Committee
  • 2005, Women of Distinction Award, Greater Philadelphia Council of Jewish Women International
  • 2003, Honored by the Philadelphia Bar Association – Family Law Section Annual Dinner
  • 2002, Person of the Year Award, 21 Jewel Square Club
  • 1999, Gold Medal Award, Poor Richard Club
  • 1999, Marquis Who’s Who In American Law and Who’s Who in the World
  • 1998, Person of the Year Award, Shomrim of Philadelphia
  • 1997, Legion of Honor Gold Medallion, Chapel of the Four Chaplains
  • 1996, Honored by Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, “For Dedicated Leadership and Outstanding Contributions to the Community and the Law Enforcement”
  • 1996, Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania
  • 1996, Honoree, Women’s History Month, Pennsylvania Commission For Women
  • 1996, Susan B. Anthony Award, The Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania
  • 1996, Honored by the Justinian Society and Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, Philadelphia
  • 1996, Woman of The Year Award” Green Hill Social Club
  • 1996, Honored by Women of Greater Philadelphia during Women’s History Month
  • 1993, Medallion Award, Villanova University School of Law School
  • 1992, Drexel 100 Award, Drexel University Alumni Association
  • 1986, Woman of the Year, American Friends of Hebrew University Women’s Division
  • 1980, Torch of Learning Award, American Friends of the Hebrew University, Lawyers Division
  • 1979, Philadelphia Award for Super Achiever, Jeff Fund, Pediatric Juvenile Colitis Foundation, Jefferson Medical College and Hospital
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