"LACBA’s Outstanding Jurist Award is presented annually to a current or past member of the federal or state judiciary in Los Angeles County who has made significant contributions from the bench through judicial ability and experience, temperament and demeanor, knowledge of the law, improvement or education of the legal community, the practice of law, and the community at large." This year's award goes to ... the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The lunch is May 7 at the Biltmore in downtown LA and former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp will be on the program.
Curious about past winners? Click here to see a list of legal luminaries, many from the appellate realm.