Norman Lawyer Honored for Volunteer Legal Work

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Norman lawyer Joseph W. Farber was named 1989 Volunteer Lawyer by Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, a non-profit organization that provides legal services to the poor and elderly in central and western Oklahoma. Farber was honored at a reception honoring Oklahoma's volunteer "pro bono" attorneys at the Oklahoma Bar Association's annual meeting in Oklahoma City.

Farber graduated from the University of Chicago in 1980 and received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1984. Besides pro bono activities, Farber has been editor of the association's Family Law Section Newsletter for the past two years.

The annual award recognizes the outstanding volunteer attorney in the central and western Oklahoma area that has provided free civil legal services through the association's pro bono program. More than 1,200 volunteer attorneys throughout Oklahoma provided free legal services worth more than $500,000 in 1988 in cooperation with Legal Aid and Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma.

Other nominees for the award from Oklahoma City included: Charles Robinson, David Davis and Peggy Big Eagle. . ."

- Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice John B. Doolin has been selected as first recipient of the Arthritis Foundation-Oklahoma Chapter Humanitarian Award. Doolin will be honored at a dinner Dec. 1 at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

A World War II veteran, Doolin has been active in many facets of the Democratic Party and has provided extensive pro bono work for the needy. He is one of the originators of the Red Earth Festival and has served on the Comanche Country Medical Hospital's board of directors. He also is an actor at heart, personally involved with community theater for many years.

- "Legal Aspects of Exporting will be one topic of discussion at an agricultiral export conference on Oklahoma's Value Added Industry on Dec. 1 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

"The expansion of Oklahoma's value-added agricultural industry to include overseas markets can significantly enhance the state's economic base," said Dr.David Henneberry, associate professor of international trade in the university's Department of Agricultural Economics, who is serving as project leader. …

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