I have written multiple times about Judge Roxanne Song Ong (here, for instance), including her commitment to the community—legal and otherwise. But now I must refer to her as retired Judge Song Ong.

As you likely already know, she was the longtime Presiding Judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court. But in November, a crowd of well-wishers said their good-byes, as the Judge heads into retirement.

Many, many folks queued up to say a few words to Judge Song Ong. Among those to take time on November 12 was Chief Justice Scott Bales.

Ariz. Chief Justice Scott Bales and Judge Roxanne Song Ong (ret.)

Ariz. Chief Justice Scott Bales and Judge Roxanne Song Ong (ret.)

As the good Judge exited stage-left, she also received another major accolade in her remarkable career: a national award from the American Judges Association. Well done, once again.

The Judge tells me that we may be seeing more of her, as she remains committed to education and mentoring in the profession. We look forward to seeing her. Congratulations and best wishes.

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