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Oregon State Bar Annual Awards

Annual Awards Luncheon

The OSB Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205. The online registration for the Annual Awards Luncheon is closed and the event is full.

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 on Nov. 7, 2018:

The President’s Membership Service Award, which honors attorneys for contributions made to the profession, will be presented to Hon. Beth A. Allen.

The President’s Public Service Award, which honors attorneys for their commitments to public service and pro bono work, will be presented to Lorena M. Reynolds and Laura M. Kerr.

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 Stella K. Manabe and Jonathan A. Patterson.

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 Elise Bouneff, Kristen Connor, Randy Compton and Laura Shipley.

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. The first recipient of this award is Hon. Ann Aiken.

The President’s Special Award of Appreciation is presented to people who have made recent outstanding contributions to the bar, the bench and/or the community. This year’s recipients are Ryan W. Collier and Stephanie M. Palmblad.

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 2018 recipients are Hon. Patricia Crain and Hon. Youlee Yim You.

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 2018 Award of Merit will be presented to Andrew J. Morrow Jr.

In addition, the Oregon Bench & Bar Commission on Professionalism announces its 2018 recipient of the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award: Stephanie L. Striffler.


2018 Fifty-Year Member Recognition Luncheon

Honoring the Class of 1968

Front Row, l-r: Vanessa A. Nordyke, OSB President; Daniel H. Skerritt; William P. Haberlach; Richard A. Edwards; Hon. Richard William Riggs; James M. Mattis; David J. Buono; Donald D. Diment; James R. Hargreaves; John J. O’Hara; Roger D. Wallingford; Robert D. Dayton; Dennis R. VavRosky.

Second Row, l-r: Steven R. Schell; Thomas H. Tongue; Tony Pizzuti; Hon. Robert D. Herndon; Terrence R. Pancoast; Richard B. Stinson; Stanley E. Erickson; William L. Hallmark; Michael O. Whitty; Wayne E. Allen; Robert G. Dickinson; Gerald C. Doblie.

Third Row, l-r: Hon. Jack L. Mattison; Robert T. Huston; Laurence E. Thorp; Mark P. O'Donnell; William G. Sheridan; H. Jay Folberg; John H. Hammond; Hon. Warner V. Wasley; Max S. Taggart; James H. Bean.

Fourth Row, l-r: John D. Winkelman; James L. Sutherland; James D. Hennings; Douglas S. Green; Alan M. Lee; Wilson C. Muhlheim; Ross R. Runkel; John W. Gould; Terrence B. O'Sullivan; Jack Ofelt, Jr.

Not pictured: Joe D. Bailey, Terry W. Baker, Gabriel Berg, Larry A. Brown, Stuart A. Cohen, Lawrence F. Cooley, James C. Farrell, William H. Fowler, Stephen L. Gallagher, Jr., C. Anderson Griffith, Harold M. Gross, William N. Gross, Douglass M. Hamilton, Terry G. Hannon, Norman E. Harper, Larry G. Hittle, Richard C. Hunt, John C. Hutchison, Jesse H. Johnson, Jr., Prof. Laird C. Kirkpatrick, Mervyn H. Loya, Roger P. Mundorff, Robert D. Rankin, Frederick C. Rusina, James W. Spickerman, Nathan A. Talbot, Larry Thomson, Lauren M. Underwood, David Winn.