At the NCPJ 2018 Fall Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Judge Thomas A. Swift was the Treat Award recipient for 2018. Judge Swift served as a judge in Trumbull County in the State of Ohio for 30 years. In that time, Judge Swift served as President of the Ohio Association of Probate Judges as well as chair of the Ohio Judicial Conference. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Judges Association and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. He has been an instructor in the Ohio Judicial College and has served as a mentor for countless Probate Judges in Ohio. In addition, he served on the Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission and the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Subcommittee on Adult Guardianships.