WUCL Shines at OSB Awards

At its annual meeting, the Oregon State Bar recently honored two WUCL alumni and the law school's Distinguished Jurist in Residence. Joseph D. Robertson BA'71, JD'74, Eric Lindauer JD'66 and the Honorable Edwin J. Peterson were among those honored at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center in Seaside, Ore.

Robertson received OSB's Award of Merit, the association's highest honor. The Award of Merit is given in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the bench, bar and community by attorneys who exhibit the highest standards of professionalism." OSB communications director Kay Pulju calls the Award of Merit, "our equivalent of a lifetime achievement award."

Eric Lindauer and his wife, Hollie, were the recipients of the President's Special Award of Appreciation. For the past 14 years, Lindauer has worked with the Campaign for Equal Justice to provide legal representation for the poor. He and his wife have hosted a series of dinners at their home to secure additional funding for Legal Aid. Of the OSB award, the Lindauer says, "It's great, but it's the Legal Aid lawyers who really deserve the recognition. They're doing all the work."

Willamette's Distinguished Jurist in Residence and former WU Law School faculty member, Edwin J. Peterson, received the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award. Named in his honor, Peterson is the first recipient of this award, which was given for "demonstrating the highest standards of conduct to the bench, bar and public" (see separate story Willamette Jurist in Residence Honored).