It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s recipient of the Arnie Wilkerson Memorial Court Service Award is none other than one of our own here in the Ninth: Wynter Solomon-Cuthbert.
Wynter joined our circuit back in 2005, and quickly became an asset to our courts. As a Court Program Specialist working in our probate division, she has proven herself to be instrumental in conducting investigations, reporting findings, and doing whatever is necessary to ensure a positive outcome for the wards in her jurisdiction.
To her peers, she is a kind, thoughtful mentor, always willing to help when needed. Her collaboration skills are unmatched as she often works with attorneys, professional guardians, service providers, and the general public alike. And even when she’s not working on one of the many cases that come across her desk, she is speaking to service providers, senior groups, and community partners about her work, or presenting at the National Council on Disability’s quarterly meetings.
It is no question why Senior Judge Janet Thorpe and Judge Leticia Marques nominated Wynter for this award. Each year, the George C. Young American Inn of Court chooses the candidate who best exemplifies a devotion to public service and a remarkable commitment to the court. And Wynter has proven both to be true in her work every single day since she joined us nearly two decades ago.