This Year's Honorable Robert A. Shuker Memorial Award Goes To: DC Superior Court Judge Kelly Higashi
The Honorable Kelly A. Higashi, an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court, is this year’s winner of the Robert A. Shuker Memorial Award. This annual award is presented to a former AUSA who demonstrates distinguished contributions to the administration of justice while emulating the outstanding qualities of Judge Robert A. Shuker: integrity, scholarship, hard work, wit, and exceptional demeanor. Judge Higashi was an AUSA from 1994 until her appointment to the Superior Court bench in 2018. For fifteen of her twenty-our years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Higashi served as Chief of the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section.