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The Old Guard Takes Time Out to Honor the Best11/14/16  11/13/16 9:05:30 PM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

– Photos by Lorraine Boyd
Following tradition, incoming Nebraska State Bar President, Hon. Joseph Bataillon (right), presents outgoing President Tom Maul with a parting gift. Urging him to open it, he noted that Maul had encouraged his board to wear colorful socks like he did. And so, Bataillon gleefully announced to the luncheon guests, “It’s a membership in the Sock of the Month Club!”
The Old Guard Takes Time Out to Honor the Best
By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record
The final week of the old guard of the Nebraska State Bar Association marks a time when awards are presented, gratitude is expressed and torches are passed. This year, the NSBA presented awards at their annual meeting in October. At Thursday’s general session Frank Heinisch received the Award of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding service for creating a better understanding of the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Hon. Lawrence Gendler was given the George H. Turner Award for his work advocating for children through the Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts, the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, the Juvenile Drug Court and others. The ACLU of Nebraska received the Award of Special Merit for their work over the past 50 years to secure historic court victories for Nebraskans’ civil rights and educating the public. It was accepted by Nicholas Mirkay, Ann Miller and Danielle Conrad.
Friday’s Legacy Lunch was the setting for the presentation of the NSBA Diversity Award to the UNO Goodrich Scholarship Program, accepted by Prof. Troy Romero, Ph.D., and Prof. Emeritus Michael Carroll, Ph.D. The President’s Professionalism Award was given to Nebraska College of Law Dean Richard Moberly and Lyle Koenig of Beatrice for their tireless efforts in creating the new Rural Legal Opportunities Program (RLOP).
The award for Outstanding Contributor to Women in the Law went to Linda R. Crump, a past president of NSBA and 15-year member of Nebraska’s Minority Justice Committee. Breanna Anderson received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She is the Chief Deputy Platte County Attorney. Leslie Shaver of the NSBA’s Young Lawyers Division co-presented the award.
Also honored were 50-year members of the bar, 25-year members and those members who have died in the past year.
All of the awards were presented by Tom Maul, outgoing NSBA President.

 
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