This event has been cancelled. We look forward to celebrating our honorees in the future.
OWLS Roberts & Deiz Award Dinner at the Portland Art Museum.
The 2020 Award Recipients are:
Gina Johnnie, Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, Salem
Doug Park, Deputy General Counsel, University of Oregon
About the award:
Justice Betty Roberts (1923-2011) was a leader in Oregon politics, the first woman appointed to the Oregon appellate bench, and a beloved mentor and advocate for women lawyers.
Judge Mercedes Deiz (1917-2005) was a trailblazer in the Oregon Bar as the first black woman to practice law in Oregon and the first woman of color on the Oregon bench. She overcame racial bias throughout her career, and created opportunities for those that might otherwise be marginalized by society, to access legal resources and careers.
The OWLS Roberts & Deiz Award honors the legacies of both Justice Roberts and Judge Deiz as promoters of those from non-dominant cultures (e.g. women, people of color, LGBTQ, and those with disabilities).
Thank You Title Sponsor
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors:
Alterman Law Group PC
Ball Janik LLP
Barran Liebman LLP
Brix Law LLC
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Keating Jones Hughes PC
Markowitz Herbold PC
Miller Nash Graham and Dunn LLP
Orrick, Herington and Sutcliffe LLP
Parsons Farnell Grein
Perkins Coie LLP
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt