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. This 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 inaugural award was presented to Julie McFarlane in April 2016.
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Julie H. McFarlane Lifetime Achievement Award

Created in 2017 following the retirement of Oregon’s legendary juvenile law defense attorney, Julie 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.
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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.
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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. The award is 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.
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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.
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