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.

 

riders.jpg (17411 bytes) Performing are the Riders of the Purple Sage.

 

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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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