AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE EACH FALL
I. CARSON AWARD FOR SERVICE TO THE BAR
Goes to a member of the local bar for extraordinary service to the legal community.
II. CARSON AWARD FOR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Goes to a member of the local bar for extraordinary service to the community.
III. COMPTON AWARD
Goes to a non-lawyer for extraordinary service to the legal profession.
IV. MARION COUNTY BAR PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
The Marion County Bar Board will annually receive nominations, and from time to time will award the Marion County Bar Award for Professionalism to an attorney or judge who in the Board’s considered view exemplifies and promotes adherence to the State Bar’s current Statement of Professionalism. In the case of a judge any references to clients in the Statement are not considered. The award honors an officer of the court who by outstanding example, and or through teaching and mentoring, and or through personal leadership exemplifies and promotes the then current State Bar of Oregon Definition of Professionalism. The current definition reads:
Professionalism includes integrity, courtesy, honesty, and willing compliance with the highest ethical standards. Professionalism goes beyond observing the legal profession’s ethical rules: professionalism sensitively and fairly serves the best interests of clients and the public. Professionalism fosters respect and trust among lawyers and between lawyers and the public, promotes the efficient resolution of disputes, simplifies transactions, and makes the practice of law more enjoyable and satisfying.