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2000 Outstanding Jurist Award Luncheon



Michael T. Elliott

2000 Outstanding Jurist Award Luncheon
May 24th, 2000
Hotel Inter-Continental
251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles
Reception 11:30 A.M. Lunch 12:00 P.M.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association will present the 2000 Outstanding Jurist Award to Commissioner Robert A. Schnider, in a planned luncheon on May 24th. Commissioner Schnider, L.A. Superior Court, has been named the County Bar's 2000 Outstanding Jurist. The selection of Schnider by the County Bar's Board of Trustees was based on the following criteria:

  • judicial temperament and demeanor      
  • knowledge of the law, legal ability and scholarship      
  • dedication and diligence      
  • contribution to the improvement or education of the legal community      
  • contribution to the community at large      
  • contribution to the practice of law, and      
  • judicial independence, integrity and fairness 

Prior to his appointment in 1981, Commissioner Schnider conducted a private law practice handling family, business, probate, criminal and other cases, first in association with his father in the firm of Schnider & Schnider (1971 - 75), and then as a sole practitioner (1975 - 81). He was also of counsel, Rosen, Rosen & Levitt (1980 - 81), and has been a Certified Specialist in Family Law since 1979.

In 1992, Commissioner Schnider received the Spencer Brandeis Family Law Service Award from the County Bar's Family Law Section. He also received the Judicial Officer of the Year Award from the Family Law Section of the State Bar and Beverly Hills Bar in 1997, and from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1999. In addition, he has been a lecturer and panelist in a number of continuing legal education programs.

Commissioner Schnider received his J.D. in 1970 from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Bancroft-Whitney Award for best grade in law school class (Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility in 1968 and 1969).

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Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) is the largest local voluntary bar association in the nation with a membership of more than 23,000 attorneys. The County Bar is extensively engaged in advancing the administration of justice, promoting many public service projects, and meeting the professional needs of the legal community. For more information on LACBA, visit  http://www.lacba.org.