Russell and Foster Honored at Law Day Luncheon
Yesterday, Oklahoma's legal community recognized two outstanding individuals for their exemplary record.
Judge David L. Russell was honored with The Journal Record Award. Judge Russell has served as Assistant Attorney General of Oklahoma, legal advisor to Governor Dewey F. Bartlett, and U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma under Presidents Ford and Regan. He was appointed to the bench of the Western District by President Regan in 1982, and served as cheif justice of that court from 1994 to 2001.
Also honored was Buddy Faye Foster for her work with the Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. Foster was given the Liberty Bell Award, which is given to a non-lawyer who has a positive impact on the legal community and the rule of law. Foster has been the executive director of the Oklahoma Lawyers for Children and a driving force behind its success.