Oregon State Bar Annual Awards
Each year, based on nominations from members and the public, the Oregon State Bar honors a select group of lawyers and judges who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the profession. The following awards will be presented in Dec. 8, 2016:
The President’s Membership Service Award, which honors attorneys for contributions made to the profession, will be presented to Hon. Stacie Beckerman and Hon. Valeri L. Love.
The President’s Public Service Award, which honors attorneys for their commitments to public service and pro bono work, will be presented to Brent Barton, Edwin A. Harnden and Hon. Douglas L. Tookey.
The President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award, which recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the goal of increasing minority representation in the legal profession, will be presented to Derily Bechthold and Megan I. Livermore.
The President’s Public Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the bench and bar by individuals who are not members of the Oregon State Bar. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Dalglish.
The Wallace P. Carson Jr., Award for Judicial Excellence recognizes an Oregon judge who has made significant contributions to the judicial system and who is a model of professionalism, integrity and judicial independence. The 2016 recipient is the Hon. John A. Wittmayer.
The bar’s highest honor, the Award of Merit, recognizes an Oregon lawyer who has made outstanding contributions to the bench, the bar and the community at large, and who exhibits the highest standards of professionalism. The 2016 Award of Merit will be presented to Sandra A. Hansberger
In addition, the Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism will present its Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award to David F. Bartz, Jr.