28 St. & Loc. L. News 1 (2004-2005)

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The Section serves as a collegialforum for its members, the profession, and the public to provide leadership and educational resources in
urban, state, and local government lakw andpolicy.
Outstanding Lawyers and Law Office Recognized
by Fordham Society at Atlanta Meeting

efferson Fordham Awards honoring outstanding lawyers
and a law office for professional excellence in the practice
of state and local government law were presented during
the Seventh Annual Jefferson Fordham Society Luncheon on
Friday, August 6,2004 at the ABAs 2004 Annual Meeting in
Atlanta. The awards were presented by the Section's Jefferson
Fordham Society in three categories: Up and Comers, Law
Office Accomplishment, and Lifetime Achievement.
Up & Comers Award
Vancouver, Washington lawyer Keith W. Hirokawa, a part-
ner with the firm of Erikson & Hirokawa, has been recog-
nized with a Fordham Up & Comers Award. A land use law
practitioner  in  Clark
County, Washington, he
is much admired for his
knowledge of local zoning
codes and his understand-
ing of the Washington
State Environmental Pol-
icy Act. He routinely rep-
resents neighboring prop-
erty owners against land
use development, and de-
fends property rights and
Section SecretaryEdwardj Sullivan developers in land use
(left) with Up & ComersAward   proceedings.
recipient Keith W Hirokawaof      A   proficient legal
Vancouver, Washington.         writer, Keith has pub-
lished dozens of articles
on environmental and natural resources issues, including
water rights, mineral rights, constitutional issues, and admin-
istrative law. He has also spoken and presented at several con-
ferences on environmental legal issues.
A 1998 graduate of the University of Connecticut School
of Law, he was honored by the law school with a CALI
Award for Excellence in the Future. He received an LL.M.
in environmental and natural resources law from the North-

western School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2001. An
active member of the Clark County Bar, Keith is also an ad-
junct professor for the University of Oregon School of Law.
Law Office Accomplishment Award
The CityAttorney's Office ofReno, Nevada, has been recog-
nized as a national leader
in dealing with issues of
domestic and family vio-
lence. In 1999, in a con-
certed effort to break the
cycle of violence endemic
to domestic violence, the
City Attorney's Office
established programs to
assist the victims of do-
mestic violence. It also
created a SeniorTraining  Past Section Chair DanielJ.
Team to educate law en-  Curtin (left) with Reno City
forcement and    other   Attorney Patricia Lynch, whose
agencies in how to re-  office was recognized with a Law
spond to elder abuse, in-  Office AccomplishmentAward.
continued on page 4
 Chairs Message, by Terrence S. Welch, page 2
 Section News
-Environmental Law Committee, page 3
-Section Recognized for CLE Diversity, page 4
-Section e-Communications, page 4
-Healthcare Summit, page 6
 Recent Developments, page 6
 Spring Meeting in Anchorage, pages 7-8
* Washington's Labyrinthine Ways, page 9

Received on: 10-22-04
State & local law news.

Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall 2004

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