OHBA Honors Chief Justice De Muniz

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz JD’75 recently was honored by the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) during the association’s first annual awards dinner. De Muniz received the inaugural OHBA Professionalism Award, which was named in his honor.

According to OHBA President Kevin Díaz, the association named the award for De Muniz, Oregon’s first Latino chief justice, because he exemplifies the true spirit of professionalism and has made significant contributions to Oregon’s Hispanic community.

"De Muniz has had a long and distinguished career as an advocate in complex criminal and civil trials, helped ensure access to justice for all Oregonians, and worked for international judicial reform," Díaz said. "The chief justice is widely respected within the legal community."

The OHBA awards dinner was held Feb. 2, 2007, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Portland.