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October 3, 2013

Justice Martha Walters and John VanLandingham to receive Frohnmayer Award

The University of Oregon School of Law will bestow the 2013 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service to Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters and longtime Legal Aid Attorney John VanLandingham. 

The reception and award presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Embassy Suites Downtown Portland.

Each year, the Frohnmayer Award for Public Service recognizes a graduate, faculty member or friend of Oregon Law whose public service brings honor to the school.

The Honorable Martha Walters earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with distinction, and her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif in 1977. Prior to joining the Oregon Supreme Court, Justice Walters was a lawyer in private practice. She initially worked for the firm of Johnson, Harrang & Mercer and continued to work for that firm, or various iterations of that firm, until she and Les Swanson formed the firm of Swanson & Walters in 1985. Justice Walters also co-founded the Eugene law firm, Walters, Romm & Chanti, PC in 1992, and practiced employment, civil rights and municipal law there until her appointment to the bench in 2006.

John VanLandingham is one of the longest serving lawyers for Lane County Legal Aid & Advocacy Center. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Virginia Military Institute and his J.D. from Oregon Law in 1977. Mr. VanLandingham is the recipient of the 2011 Lane County Bar Association Distinguished Service Award. He has chaired and served on the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, the Eugene Planning Commission, and the Housing Policy Board for Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield. He is active with the Oregon Housing Alliance, the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, as well as Looking Glass (nonprofit serving at-risk youth) and many other nonprofits and public committees.

Reservations for the 2013 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service are currently being accepted. Details and online registration available at: law.uoregon.edu/alumni/lsaa/faps/.

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