The 2018 Eleanor ter Horst Distinguished Service Award is intended to recognize an attorney or judicial officer who has demonstrated superior knowledge of the law of probate and trusts and the willingness to share his or her knowledge with the bar, the bench and the public. The Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona awarded the 2018 Award jointly to our firm. Mark Theut, Paul Theut, Chris Theut, and Brian Theut have devoted their practice to the Probate Court- focusing on issues as diverse as guardianships, conservatorships, special needs trusts, elder exploitation and abuse, and mental health needs. The Probate Court is about protecting the vulnerable, whether they are minors or incapacitated adults. It is a great honor to be recognized by other members of the bar, and the Theut family intends to continue assisting members of the bar, our judiciary, and the public in the years to come.