Harpole Attorney Award

In celebration of the life of Joyce Ann Harpole, the Harpole Attorney Award recognizes lawyers who work quietly in pursuit of justice while maintaining a sense of balance between their legal career and their personal life that distinguishes them within the legal community.   

Harpole’s eulogy in 1994 describes her life and her impact on others and provides more context for the spirit of this award.

Attorneys are invited each fall to nominate a colleague who reflects these traits by meeting the following criteria:

  • Delight for life, with a clearly lived balance between career, family, and community;
  • Well-prepared, vigorous advocacy, with commitment to fairness and just results;
  • Positive community involvement;
  • Diligence in all aspects of life;
  • Overall personal and professional integrity; and
  • Membership in the Oregon State Bar

Nominations should be thorough and complete. Poorly written submissions will not pass the initial screening.  Nominees need not be Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni.

The nomination is currently closed. Please check back in early Fall when the nomination process opens.

Please be sure to answer each question completely and specifically, providing examples if appropriate. You must provide contact information for the three references given. Incomplete applications may not be considered. 

 

If you prefer, you may submit your nomination in a letter to the selection committee. It is helpful for the committee to review detailed letters that address the categories below. Please draft your letter with headings of the questions below and your responses to those questions. Letters may be submitted to lawalum@lclark.edu.

 

Alternatively, you may complete the form below:

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