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U.S. District Judge William Orrick Honored at 33rd Annual Judges Reception


July 20, 2017 – San Francisco -- The Barristers Club of The Bar Association of San Francisco presented its Tara L. Riedley Barristers Choice Award at the 33rd Annual Judges Reception on July 19 to United States District Judge William H. Orrick, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

This award recognizes Judge Orrick’s commitment to the mission of the Barristers Club which includes continuing education and professional development of lawyers that are new to the practice of law and the courtroom. In addition, the award recognizes work done outside the courtroom in support of programs of the Barristers Club.

The award was presented to Judge Orrick by Barristers Board President Adam Kaplan of Munger, Tolles & Olson who praised Judge Orrick for his commitment to legal education and his longstanding support of the Justice and Diversity Center’s mock trial program.This year’s reception drew more than 250 members of the legal community, including forty state and federal judges and their clerks.

The event was chaired by Ari Baruth, Long & Levit, John-Paul  Deol, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, and Jessica Ryland, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, along with a committee of more than 20 attorneys from Bay Area firms and law schools. 

In addition, the event was made possible by the generous support of the sponsors, including event host Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Photos from the Judges Reception will be posted soon on BASF's page on Facebook.