Metropolitan News-Enterprise “Person of the Year” Dinner


Dr. Marlene Chavez with her husband, honoree Victor E. Chavez. The judge is an avid horseman and a founding member of Cowboy Lawyers — occasioning the western attire for what is normally a black-tie event.


Serving as emcee is former Los Angeles District Attorney Robert Philibosian, a partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.


Leading the singing of "God Bless America" are Elizabeth Turner, wife of Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Paul Turner; Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lawrence Crispo; and Father Michael Carcerano.


Performing are the Riders of the Purple Sage.


Actor Hugh O'Brian, who portrayed Wyatt Earp on television, with honoree Victor Chavez.


Seated on bales of hay are Chavez and presenters Ronald M. George, chief justice of California; Michael Judge, Los Angeles County public defender; Robert Parkin, Los Angeles Superior Court presiding judge; John J. Collins, member of State Bar Board of Governors; Rex S. Heinke, Los Angeles County Bar Assn. senior vice president; and James Nichols, founding president of Cowboy Lawyers.


Members of the Cowboy Lawyers gather 'round as Metropolitan News-Enterprise co-publisher Jo-Ann W. Grace presents the 1997 "Person of the Year" Award to Los Angeles Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge Victor E. Chavez.


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