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Law Day Luncheon a Chance to Recognize Excellence 5/10/17  05/11/17 11:45:57 PM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

–Photos by Lorraine Boyd
Law Day luncheon participants included (from left) Jasmine Tesdahl, a chaplain at Offutt Air Force Base; Law Day Co-Chair John A. Menicucci Jr.; OBA President Judge Douglas F. Johnson; Keynote Speaker Danielle M. Conrad, Nebraska ACLU; and Law Day Co-Chair Douglas J. Law.
Law Day Luncheon a Chance to Recognize Excellence
Law Day, a day set aside to mark out commitment to the rule of law, was observed on May 2nd by the Omaha Bar Association at the annual Law Day luncheon. Leading up to that day was a series of month-long events including poster and essay contests for fifth-graders and eighth-graders, respectively; the Lawyers in the Classroom program, which sees lawyers addressing fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in their classrooms; a mock trial – this year featuring Cinderella – presented to fifth grade students from Liberty Elementary in the Hon. Lyle E. Strom’s courtroom. Awards were presented to the 2017 OBA Public Service Award winners: Doris Huffman of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and Douglas County Attorney Donald W. Kleine. Amy L. Longo of Ellick, Jones, Buelt, Blazek & Longo, LLP became the 11th member to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also honored were three lawyers who received the Alfred G. Ellick Lawyer Referral Service Award: Richard P. McGowan, Matthew S. McKeever and Matthew V. Rusch. Those celebrating 50 years in the legal profession were also honored; of those D.C. “Woody” Bradford III, Harold “Hal” J. Daub and Gary W. Radil were in attendance.
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