Stoel Rives Managing Partner James E. Torgerson Receives Jay Rabinowitz Public Service Award

Stoel Rives is glad to declare that James E. Torgerson, firm overseeing accomplice, has been respected with the Jay Rabinowitz Open Administration Grant, introduced by the Gold country Bar Establishment for his dedication to open administration.

Given every year since 2003, the honor is presented by the leading body of trustees of The Frozen North Bar Establishment to a person whose all consuming purpose has exhibited a commitment to open administration in Gold country. The honor is subsidized through blessings from the general population to pay tribute to the late Gold country Preeminent Court Boss Equity Jay Rabinowitz.

“I am genuinely lowered to get this respect from the Gold country Bar Establishment, especially as it bears the name of Equity Jay Rabinowitz, who committed his vocation to guaranteeing access to equity for all Alaskans,” said Torgerson. “The Frozen North wasn’t even a state when Judge Rabinowitz moved here, and he spent whatever remains of his life forming the youthful state and its lawful framework and open bodies into the Gold country we know today. Judge Rabinowitz left his permanent stamp on life in Gold country, and I am regarded to acknowledge this honor given in his name.”

Brought up in New York, Rabinowitz moved to the domain of The Frozen North in 1957 to wind up distinctly a law agent to U.S. Regional Court Judge Vernon Forbes. He then served as an Associate U.S. Lawyer before being delegated to Unrivaled Court at age 33 and, after five years, to the Gold country Preeminent Court, where he served for a long time. Access to equity for all Alaskans was one of his directing standards, once watching that “the legal in a multiracial ward, for example, The Frozen North, must be particularly delicate to racial separation.” He administered the foundation of prevalent courts in provincial territories and the extension of the judge framework for littler towns. At the point when Rabinowitz passed on, on June 16, 2001, The Frozen North Gov. Tony Knowles requested the state’s banners to be flown at half-staff to pay tribute to the legal scholar whose “consistent, keen way brought about an assemblage of law that will lastingly affect The Frozen North.”

Like Rabinowitz, Torgerson was raised somewhere else – for his situation, Minnesota – and moved to Gold country where he started his lawful vocation. He spent the greater part of the early years of his practice in The Frozen North’s U.S. Lawyer’s office. He then got to be overseeing shareholder of the Harbor office of a universal law office for a long time, before joining Stoel Rives in 2008 as the author and overseeing accomplice of the company’s Safe haven office. Throughout the years, he developed that office to 14 lawyers speaking to numerous Gold country Local companies. Torgerson served on Stoel Rives’ official council and, in January 2016, was named vast overseeing accomplice. That arrangement impacted the world forever, as he is the principal The Frozen North based overseeing accomplice of a noteworthy law office in the Assembled States.

Professionally, Torgerson has driven endeavors to guarantee rise to access to equity for all Alaskans, including The Frozen North Locals. He was named to speak to the government court on the Gold country Rustic Equity and Law Authorization Commission, made by Congress in 2004 to address rising patterns of liquor utilize, abusive behavior at home, youngster manhandle and different difficulties in The Frozen North Local towns, a hefty portion of which are provincial and far expelled from any official law requirement or legitimate assets.

Also, Torgerson served as a board part and later VP of the Handicap Law Center and today co-seats the gathering pledges crusade for The Frozen North Legitimate Administrations, which raises cash to give common lawful help to the individuals who might somehow or another be not able manage the cost of lawful insight. He helped to establish Safe haven Youth Court, an inventive way to deal with adolescent law implementation that gives youngsters blamed for offenses the chance to be judged by their companions and to determine their lawful issues with group benefit sentences that prompt to no formal criminal record. He right now serves as one of the attorney individuals from the Gold country Legal Gathering, which prescribes legal possibility to the Legislative head of The Frozen North and makes maintenance suggestions for legal officeholders.

Urban associations in Gold country additionally have brought upon Torgerson’s administration throughout the years. He has served on twelve sheets of executives, including The Frozen North Place for the Performing Expressions, Safe haven Ensemble Symphony, Harbor Historical center Establishment, and he presently co-seats the gift crusade for the Gold country Group Establishment.

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law office giving corporate and case administrations to customers in the Characteristic Assets, Vitality & Framework, Agribusiness, Sustenance & Refreshment, Fabricating & Purchaser Items, Innovation, Life Sciences, Medicinal services and Government & Open Organizations ventures all through the Unified States. The firm has about 400 lawyers working out of 11 workplaces in seven states and the Locale of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a pioneer in corporate, vitality, ecological, protected innovation, work and business, arrive utilize and development, case, regular assets, extend advancement and land law. For more data, visit

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