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.
2022 Nominations no longer accepted.