AMTA Establishes the Glen Halva-Neubauer Judges Hall of FameApr. 19, 2016 - On April 17, 2016, the American Mock Trial Association established the Glen Halva-Neubauer Judges Hall of Fame. Each season, beginning with the 2016-17 season, every host of an AMTA-sanctioned tournament (Regionals, ORCS, Nationals) may select one of its volunteer judges—past or present—for induction into the Judges Hall of Fame. The AMTA website will list every judge inducted into the Judges Hall of Fame. In addition, hosts will have permission to use the AMTA name and logo for any plaque or award honoring the person the host has selected for induction.
Dr. Glen Halva-Neubauer is a professor at Furman University, a past president of AMTA, and the recipient of AMTA’s Neal Smith Award for contributions to AMTA’s educational mission. The Judges Hall of Fame is named in honor of Dr. Halva-Neubauer because of his long and successful commitment to the recruitment of volunteer judges at AMTA tournaments. Dr. Halva-Neubauer’s efforts reached new heights this year, as his National Championship Tournament featured five scoring judges in every trial. In total, 519 judges participated. This sets a mark that may never be equaled. AMTA thanks Dr. Halva-Neubauer for his decades of hard work and looks forward to the first slate of Judges Hall of Fame inductees in the 2016-17 season.