2022 Benjamin Walters Distinguished Service Award – Nominations accepted until 9/12/22

The Anchorage Bar is seeking nominees for the 2022 Benjamin Walters Distinguished Service Award.   If you would like to nominate someone who exemplifies the values of caring and service to the legal community that Ben embraced, please send the name and a short explanation of why you deem this nominee worthy of the award.  Please send your nominations to Ryan Fortson at hrfortson@alaska.edu

The award will be presented at the Alaska Bar Convention in Anchorage in October.

The Anchorage Bar Association has given an Outstanding Service Award for many years now.  In 2006 we renamed the award the Benjamin Walters Distinguished Service Award in honor of our longtime Board member and friend who passed away that year.  Ben was always willing to give many hours to the community in the legal arena as well as simply giving of his time and effort to community activities in general.  Whether it was Boy Scouts or the Rotary Club or the Anchorage Bar Association or people in the local community needing pro bono legal advice, Ben always gave selflessly of himself to help others.  It is in that spirit that the Anchorage Bar honors someone who exemplifies these same qualities and in doing so we honor Ben’s memory.

Nominations will be taken until September 12, 2022.

Please send your nominations to Ryan Fortson at hrfortson@alaska.edu