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OBA Awards

The Omaha Bar Association has two awards available for presentation to individuals in recognition of outstanding accomplishments: the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Public Service Award.
 
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
 
The Lifetime Achievement Award was initiated at the 2001 Law Day. The Award was not established to be an annual award. The criteria under consideration for the award includes: (1) Exemplary service to the profession, (2) Support and service to the Omaha Bar Association, (3) Innovative contributions to improving justice, and (4) Longstanding commitment to mentoring in the law. 

Award Recipients:

Honorable Michael McGill, May 1, 2001                                                               
Honorable Lyle E. Strom, May 1, 2002                                                              
John Miller, March 9, 2004                                                            
Rodney Shkolnick, May 2, 2006                                                               
J. Terry Macnamara, May 1, 2007                                                               
Kenneth P. Weiner (posthumously), May 1, 2007                                                               
Honorable Thomas M. Shanahan, May 1, 2008                           
Robert H. Berkshire (posthumously), May 1, 2012                           
 

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Public Service Award was initiated at the 1983 Law Day. Two Awards are presented each year at Law Day. The Robert M. Spire Public Service Award is presented to an attorney or attorney organization, and the Omaha Bar Association Public Service Award is presented to a non-attorney invidual or organization. The criteria under consideration for the award includes: (1) The public's knowledge of the law or the legal system has been enhanced in some significant way by the recipient's efforts; (2) The recipient has focused on providing service to the community for purposes other than pecuniary profits; and (3) The recipient has demonstrated long term commitment to the enhancement of the public's knowledge of the law.

Award Recipients:
Year Robert M. Spire Public Service Award (Attorney) Omaha Bar Association Public Service Award (Non-Attorney) 
1983 N/A The Daily Record
1984 N/A Crime Stoppers/KETV
1985 N/A Junior League of Omaha
1986 Hon. Collee Buckley N/A
1987 Doc Shugrue Irene Kilgore
1988 Jack Marer John Lee & Steve Regan
1989 Sister Timothy O'Rourke David Harr
1990 Robert M. Spire MAD Dads
1991 Maj. Thomas J. Dugdale VIE
1992 Hon. Lyle E. Strom Billy Williams
1993 Hon. Keith Howard David Thompson
1994 Gary Fischer Ron Henningsen
1995 Hon. Walter Cropper Mardee M. Korinek
1996 Karen L. Shepard Lori Rall
1997 Patricia A. Lamberty The Women's Fund
1998 Hon. James M. Murphy KIOS
1999 David & JulieAnn Herzog Kermit Engh & Donna Birkby
2000 Hon. Jack McGrath The Omaha Theatre for Young People
2001 Eileen Reilly Buzzello Henry Davis
2002 Cate Mahern OTOC
2003 Patrick Borchers Jean Roeder
2004 Milo Alexander Thomas Warren
2005 Jay Welch YMCA
2006 Steve Achelpohl Sara Achelpohl
2007 Diana Vogt & Brandie Fowler The Omaha Street School
2008 Ronald R. Volkmer Heidi Wilke
2009 Ann Marie Borer Douglas County CASA Program
2010 Hon. Douglas Johnson John Dougherty
2011 Douglas County Self Help Desk Richard J. Kutilek
2012 Paul C. Jessen OBA Lawyer Referral Service

 

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