Two receive Harpole awards
June 12, 2000
William E. Van Atta of Ontario received the 2000 Harpole Award, and Jeremy Aliason, a third-year law student, received the Harpole Memorial Legacy Scholarship.
Joyce Ann Harpole J.D. ‘79, exemplified professionalism with her delight for life and her ability to balance a legal career, family and community responsibilities. She died at the age of 42. The law school celebrates her life with the annual Joyce Ann Harpole Lecture and Awards.
Van Atta maintains a family law practice in Malheur County. His spirit and exuberance for life have helped him to survive adversity, including the loss of eyesight at a young age.
Keynote speaker, Patrick J. Schiltz, is the author of “On Being a Happy, Healthy and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy and Unethical Profession.” Panelists were Robert Fraser of Luvaas Cobb Richards & Fraser; Anne Nichol, an associate with Perkins Coie; and Pendleton Hamlet Serrurier, an associate with Stoel Rives.