Carson Award for Service to the BarThe Carson Award for Service to the Bar recognizes a member of the Marion County Bar Association whose service stands out for the individual’s exemplary service to the local legal community. The award is named in honor of former Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson.
Carson Award for Service to the CommunityThe Carson Award for Service to the Community recognizes a member of the Marion County Bar Association for exemplary service to our community. The award recipient will demonstrate volunteerism in charitable, cultural, humanitarian, or educational endeavors. The award is named in honor of former Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson.
Compton AwardThe Compton Award recognizes the outstanding service of a layperson to the Bar. Named for Stuart H. Compton, the longtime chairman and president of the Pioneer Trust Bank who made significant contributions both to the Bar and his community, this honor is a symbol of the Marion County Bar’s appreciation for the dedication and hard work of a non-lawyer to our local legal community.
Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism AwardThe Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award recognizes a member of the Marion County Bar Association who best exemplifies the pursuit of the practice of law as a profession, demonstrating a spirit of public service and the highest possible level of competence, integrity and ethical conduct, and who serves as a role model for other attorneys. The Oregon State Bar defines Professionalism to include integrity, courtesy, honesty, and willing compliance with the highest ethical standards. Professionalism goes beyond observing the legal profession’s ethical rules: professionalism sensitively and fairly serves the best interests of clients and the public. Professionalism fosters respect and trust among lawyers and between lawyers and the public, promotes the efficient resolution of disputes, simplifies transactions, and makes the practice of law more enjoyable and satisfying. When former Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz received the award in 2013, the name of the award was changed in his honor.
All of the award recipients are selected by the Marion County Bar Association Board of Directors.
Nomination GuidelinesTo ensure full consideration of the nominee’s contributions, your nomination packet should include:
1. Award Nomination Form: Fill in all requested information and specify the desired award category. A letter can be substituted if it includes the same information.
2. Supporting Detail: This may include resume information, narratives describing significant contributions and special qualifications, a list of references with phone numbers, letters of recommendation articles, etc.
3. Submitting Nominations: Nominations must be received by October 1, 2018. Electronic admissions are preferred and should be sent to Shannon@YourAtty.com. Printed nominations should be mailed to: Shannon Snow, Saucy & Saucy, 475 Cottage St NE #120, Salem, OR 97301.
Selection ProcessNominations for the MCBA awards will be reviewed and voted upon by the MCBA Board Members.
Annual Awards EventAward recipients will be honored at a dinner on January 24, 2019, in Salem, Oregon.
Please return this form by 5 p.m., on October 1, 2018.