Legal Citizen Dinner

This Year’s Dinner and Award

The 2020 Legal Citizen of the Year will be Oregon Chief Justice Martha L. Walters — Oregon’s first woman Chief Justice — who has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to equal access under the law and civic engagement.

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland
Reception begins at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner seating opens at 6:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:15 p.m.


Registration is open now. You can

Attending from out of town? We have a block of rooms reserved at the Sentinel for your convenience. You can also call 888.246.5631 and ask the reservation agent for the Classroom Law Project block.

About the Legal Citizen of the Year Award

The Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Award recognizes the late Judge Newman for his leadership in encouraging and instilling respect for civic education in Oregon. Each year, a leader is honored for demonstrating a commitment to the mission and principles of Classroom Law Project including advancing the ideals of civic education and inspiring future citizens. View a list of all our honorees over the years.

At the Legal Citizen of the Year Award Dinner, Classroom Law Project also honors an exemplary educator in Oregon with the Civic Educator of the Year Award. The 2019-20 honoree, announced at the annual Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers, is Courtney Wertz of Paisley Middle / High School.