Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Award for Excellence

This award was created in 2016 by the OCDLA Juvenile Law Committee.


2016 Award Recipient

Julie McFarlane




— For her tireless pursuit of justice in the juvenile courts,
— For the infectious joy she has shared with Oregon’s children and families for 40 years,
— For spending countless hours in courtrooms, juvenile facilities, and foster homes,
— For inspiring generations of law students and young lawyers, and
— For her relentless commitment to the reform of juvenile law.


“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”
— Pearl S. Buck