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2021 Oregon State Bar Annual Awards

Every year the OSB honors Oregon's most outstanding lawyers, judges and citizens but we can't do it without your help. We are currently accepting nominations for the following awards:

Award of Merit
Wallace P. Carson, Jr., Award for Judicial Excellence
President's Diversity & Inclusion Award
President's Membership Service Award
President's Public Service Award
President's Public Leadership Award
President's Sustainability Award
President's Technology & Innovation Award

The Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism is also accepting nominations for its
Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award.

The nomination deadline for the 2020 OSB Annual Awards is Tuesday, June 29 at 5 p.m..

For additional information, please contact Cathy Petrecca via email cpetrecca@osbar.org.

2020 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 2020 Annual awards will be revealed in the special October "Celebrate Oregon Lawyers" edition of The Bulletin.

The President’s Membership Service Award, which honors attorneys for contributions made to the profession, will be presented to Hon. Karrie K. McIntyre.

The President’s Public Service Award, which honors attorneys for their commitments to public service and pro bono work, will be presented to Tonia L. Moro.

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 Chad E. Paulson.

The President’s Sustainability Award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the goal of sustainability in the legal profession in Oregon through education, advocacy, leadership in adopting sustainable business practices, or other significant efforts. This year’s recipient will be Robb Shecter.

The new President’s Technology & Innovation Award honors an individual or entity that has made a significant contribution in Oregon toward promoting respect for the rule of law, improving the quality of legal services or increasing access to justice through new technology or other innovations. This year’s recipient will be RecordSponge Oregon, Michael Zhang.

This Public Leadership Award is given to someone who is not a member of the OSB. The nominee must have made significant contributions in any of the areas covered by the president's awards to bar members. This year's recipient is Cassondra Sumrall.

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. This year’s recipient is Hon. Martha L. Walters.

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. This year’s recipient is Cheryl F. Coon.

In addition, the Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism announces its 2019 recipient of the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award: Roman David Hernandez.

2019 Fifty-Year Member Recognition Luncheon

Honoring the Class of 1969

Front Row, l-r: Edward P. Miska; Frank Porcelli, Jr.; Hon. Jerome E. LaBarre; Robert Harris; Ira L. Gottlieb; Chris Costantino, OSB President; Frank H. Lagesen; Thomas M. Landye; Albert J. Bannon; Henry H. Hewitt; William P. Hutchison, Jr.; Lloyd B. Robinson.

Second Row, l-r: Gavin W. Armstrong; Robert J. Altman; Charles W. Carnese; William G. Blair; Edward J. Sullivan; Gary A. Rueter; Warner E. Allen; Jere M. Webb; Allyn E. Brown; Daniel C. Ellis.

Third Row, l-r: Donald A. Loomis; David L. Jensen; Kenneth C. Bauman; Robert E. Glasgow; Kenneth E. Roberts; Baron C. Sheldahl; Dean S. Kaufman; Hon. William M. Horner.

Back Rows, l-r: Joseph W. Maylie; Charles Robinowitz; John R. Bakkensen; Michael E. Kohlhoff; Richard M. Mollison; Dean C. Werst; Richard E. Alexander; James C. Van Voorhees; Keith E. Tichenor; Hon. Wayne R. Harris.

Not pictured: Theodore D. Abram; Hon. Raymond R. Bagley, Jr.; Howard R. Bartlett; William M. Beers; Bergen Bull; Stephen A. Cohen; W. Brad Coleman; John G. Cox; Douglas J. Dennett; Lawrence R. Derr; Terry G. DeSylvia; Roger F. Dierking; Fred Divita; William Finestone; Ben Graham; Ronald S. Grossmann; H. Robert Hamilton; Larry C. Hammack; Robert L. Haskins; Richard G. Helzer; Dale M. Hermann; Colin D. Lamb; Ronald L. Marek; Hon. Maurice K. Merten; Ronald L. Miller; Stephen H. Miller; Douglas L. Minson; Barry M. Mount; Victor C. Pagel; James O. Smyser; Richard A. Stark; N. Robert Stoll; D. Keith Swanson; Martin B. Vidgoff.