Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, March 1, 2005


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LACBA to Bestow Shattuck-Price Award On State Bar President Van de Kamp


By a MetNews Staff Writer


California State Bar President John K. Van de Kamp has been selected to receive the Los Angeles County Bar Assn.’s highest honor, the Shattuck-Price Award, the MetNews has learned.

The selection was made last Wednesday night but has not been publicly announced. A selections committee, headed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lee Edmon, a former LACBA president, made the recommendation to the Board of Trustees, which ratified it unanimously.

A lunch honoring Van de Kamp will be held in May or early June, the MetNews was told.

Van de Kamp, who took office in October as State Bar president, is a former California attorney general, serving from 1983-91. Before that,  he was Los Angeles County district attorney.

He is presently of counsel to Dewey Ballantine.

The Shattuck-Price Award is named after two former County Bar presidents who died in office, Edward S. Shattuck and Ira M. Price II. It is based on outstanding dedication to the high principles of the legal profession and the administration of justice.

The MetNews on Jan. 28 honored Van de Kamp and LACBA President John Collins at a “persons of the year” dinner. Although Collins yesterday said in an e-mailed response to an e-mailed quety that he has “no comment” concerning the reported selection of Van de Kamp to receive the Shattuck-Price Award, he had high words of praise for his State Bar counterpart during the program in January.

Collins said he was “very proud to share the stage with a person of character, talent, and the accomplishments of John Van de Kamp,” crediting him with bringing “huge stature to the office of president of the State Bar.”


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