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OCBA TO HONOR JUDGE NANCY WIEBEN STOCK
WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT “FRANKLIN G. WEST” AWARD

December 2, 2008 - Newport Beach - The Honorable Nancy Wieben Stock, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange will receive the highest honor awarded by the Orange County Bar Association. On January 22, 2009, on a night which the OCBA honors the Judges of Orange County, Judge Stock will be presented with the Franklin G. West Award. The West Award is bestowed upon an outstanding attorney or judge who has made significant contributions to advance and elevate justice and law. The award was established in 1971 in memory of the late Judge Franklin G. West, a highly respected jurist who served on the bench from January 1939 to March 1965. Judge West’s 26 years and two months on the bench constituted the longest term ever served by a judge in California.

The Honorable Nancy Wieben Stock was appointed by Governor George Deukmejian on January 23, 1990 and has served as Presiding Judge, Assistant Presiding Judge, Supervising Judge of the Family Panel and Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division. Judge Stock is a highly respected member of the Orange County bench and bar. She has dedicated countless hours to many organizations that offer access to justice for all.

The Orange County Bar Association, established in 1901, is one of the largest voluntary bars in California. The mission of the Orange County Bar Association is to enhance the system of justice, to support the lawyers who serve it and to assist the community served by it.