Public Law

Public Lawyer of the Year

Congratulations to the 2019 Public Lawyer of the Year, John E. Brown. To learn more about him and past award recipients, click here.

Call for Nominations for the 2019 Public Lawyer of the Year — (Now Closed)

The Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Public Law Section is pleased to announce that its now accepting nominations for the 2019 Public Lawyer of the Year.

The Executive Committee supports the goal of diversity in the membership and leadership of the State Bar. As such, promoting and achieving diversity is considered carefully in selecting an outstanding member of the State Bar who practices public law as the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year.

Click here for the Nomination Form.

The Award

Every year, the Public Law Section presents this award to recognize a public law practitioner who has provided outstanding service to the public and possesses an exemplary reputation in the legal community and the highest of ethical standards. In 2008, the Public Law Section named the award in honor of now-retired Chief Justice Ronald M. George in recognition of his distinguished career dedicated to serving the public and longtime support of the Section.

The Executive Committee supports the goal of diversity in membership and leadership. As such, promoting and achieving diversity is considered carefully in selecting an outstanding member of the State Bar who practices public law as the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year.

Past Honorees

Each year the Public Law Section honors a public lawyer selected by the Public Law Section Executive Committee from nominations sent in by members of the Section and the public at large.

Click Here for more information about past honorees. In addition, the Section also gave the award in 1995 to Anthony Alperin, in 1994 to N. Eugene Hill, in 1993 to Elizabeth Strauss, and in 1991 to Ted Prim.

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