OBA Will Honor Two Retiring Judges 6/29/17 06/30/17 2:47:42 PM
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Judge William J. Riley Judge Lyle E. Strom
OBA Will Honor Two Retiring Judges
By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record
Later this year, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William J. Riley and U.S. District Court Judge Lyle E. Strom will be retiring from the federal bench, taking “inactive senior status.”
Noting that both have had remarkable legal careers, including serving as president of the Omaha Bar Association, the OBA is planning to honor them with a joint “retirement celebration fitting of the occasion” in October.
On Tuesday, October 3, the OBA will host a large reception and dinner in their honor. All members of the legal community are invited to attend (regardless of OBA membership). Because space is limited to 420 attendees, persons wishing to attend should make reservations early. At this time, attendance is limited to legal community members only.
The event will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Livestock Exchange Building Ballroom. Tickets are $35 per person with tables of 10 available for $350.
The OBA invites all those with a war story or photo to share to coordinate with the OBA. Likewise, they will be collecting letters of congratulations written to the honorees by attorneys, judges and others. These letters will be assembled into a book for presentation to the judges at the event. Letters should be sent by September 15 to the Omaha Bar Association, 2133 California Plaza, #150, Omaha, NE 68178.
Short (15-second maximum) videos of congratulations may also be submitted. Contact Omaha Bar Executive Director Dave Sommers at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Bar invites law firms, legal associations and individuals to consider purchasing sponsorships to help defray the costs.
More information and online registration is available at www.omahabarassociation.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=973958.