Delaware State Bar Association Names RJ Scaggs for Distinguished Mentoring Award

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Wilmington, DE (November 18, 2019) - The Delaware State Bar Association (“DSBA”) has announced that R. Judson (“R.J.”) Scaggs, Jr. will receive the organization’s 2019 “Distinguished Mentoring Award.” The honor is given to a Delaware lawyer or judge who, by distinguished mentoring of other Delaware lawyers (or future lawyers) over a period of many years, has served as an inspiration to and a model for those lawyers in striving for and maintaining the highest standards in their professional careers and in their community involvement.

“Our profession has a long tradition of helping one another, especially within the Delaware Bar,” R.J. said.  “I am surprised and humbled by this award. I have received much more than I have given through my time spent supporting impaired and distressed attorneys, as well as through more conventional mentoring of newer attorneys.”

R.J. will be presented with the award at the DSBA’s 2019 Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Wilmington, Del.

R.J. is a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, where he concentrates his practice on corporate litigation and other business disputes. He serves as chair of the DSBA’s Lawyer Assistance Committee, which assists Delaware lawyers affected by substance abuse, mental illness, or other life issues. He provides pro bono legal services through the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Program and is a member of the Morris Nichols pro bono committee. R.J. also is a volunteer and former chair for Good Neighbors Home Repair, a charity working to make the homes of the needy warmer, safer, and drier.

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