The nomination process
This award is conferred only when a special innovation or accomplishment of national significance in the field of judicial administration has been made. The president of the NCSC shall identify eligible and suitable candidates for the award and shall periodically present nominations to the Governance and Nominations Committee of the NCSC Board of Directors.
The selection committee
The Governance and Nominations Committee of the NCSC Board of Directors serves as the selection committee for this award. When conferred, the award is presented at a time and location mutually agreeable to the recipient and the NCSC.