OCDLA Awards

 

Juvenile Law Advocacy Award

The award recognizes the challenging nature of practicing juvenile dependency and delinquency law, the legal complexity of these cases, the physical and emotional toll of representing parents, children, and youth when the state has intervened in the family, and the extraordinary effort required to capably and compassionately do this work. The award honors the vital services of juvenile law defense attorneys who have set high practice standards in Oregon’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems through effective and zealous advocacy. The award is presented on the Friday of the Annual Juvenile Law Conference in April. One or more of these awards could be presented in a given year.
arrow See 2017 recipient — Dick Garbutt
arrow See 2016 recipient — Julie H. McFarlane

Nominations— If you would like to suggest a possible recipient for the Juvenile Law Advocacy Award, email two to three short paragraphs explaining why the recipient is deserving to Executive Director Shaun McCrea and Juvenile Law Committee chair Sarah Peterson. The nomination deadline is January 15 each year.


Julie H. McFarlane Lifetime Achievement Award

Created in 2017 following the retirement of Oregon’s legendary juvenile law defense attorney, Julie H. McFarlane, the eponymous Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the long-standing commitment and significant achievements of juvenile delinquency and dependency defense attorneys who have made substantial, important, and enduring contributions to the administration of justice for their clients. The award recipient is selected in the winter, and the award is presented on the Friday of the Annual Juvenile Law Conference in April. The award is not automatically presented every year.
arrow See 2017 recipient — Angela Sherbo.

Nominations — If you would like to suggest a possible recipient for this award contact Executive DirectoR Shaun McCrea and Juvenile Law Committee chair Sarah Peterson. This award may not be presented every year.


Ken Morrow Lifetime Achievement Award

Created in 2000 following the death of Oregon’s legendary criminal defense attorney, Ken Morrow, the Ken Morrow Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the lifelong commitment and significant achievements of attorneys who have worked in the defense community and those who have made important contributions to the administration of justice. The award is presented at the Winter Conference in December. Nominations — If you would like to suggest a possible recipient for this award contact Executive Director Shaun McCrea and President Olcott Thompson. The Board of Directors decides on the award recipient(s) in the spring, and the award is presented on the Friday of the December Winter Conference. The award is not automatically presented every year.
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Ross M. Shepard Service to OCDLA Award

Created in 2014 to recognize members who have made a significant difference to the association. Nominations — If you would like to suggest a possible recipient for this award contact Executive Director Shaun McCrea and President Olcott Thompson. The Board of Directors decides on the award recipient(s) in the fall or winter, and the award is presented at the Annual Conference. The award is not automatically presented every year.
arrow See 2017 recipient — Jim Arneson.
arrow See 2015 and 2016 recipients.

 

President’s Awards

The OCDLA president selects recipients and presents these awards at the Annual Conference. The awards are presented at the Annual Conference in June. Nominations — If you would like to suggest a possible recipient for this award contact Executive Director Shaun McCrea and President Olcott Thompson.
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