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BAR GROUP HONORS JUDGE CHRISTENSEN

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U.S. District Senior Judge A. Sherman Christensen, who has served the federal court in Utah for many years, has been awarded the "Distinguished Jurist Award" by the Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter.

The association is made up of judges and attorneys who practice in federal courts. The chapter held its annual dinner and awards banquet Thursday at the University Park Hotel.Kevin Egan Anderson was installed as the chapter president. Other new officers include Samuel Alba, president-elect; David J. Schwendiman, vice president; William J. Hanson, secretary-treasurer; and Heather Nelson, membership coordinator.

Gordon L. Roberts was presented an award for excellence in advocacy by a private practitioner; Assistant U.S. Attorney Stewart C. Walz was given the award for excellence in advocacy by a government attorney; and Clifford L. Ashton was given the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for outstanding contributions to the bar.