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John S. Gleason is Disciplinary Counsel and Director of Regulatory Services for the Oregon State Bar.
I am honored to accept the Michael Franck Award, and I am grateful to the members of the ABA Center committees who believed me worthy of this honor. I am humbled to have my name added to the list of Franck Award recipients. Like many of you, I have been around long enough to remember Mr. Franck and his life’s work.
To join my colleague and friend John Berry as the second recipient to come from the ranks of attorney regulatory counsel makes it even more special.
At the same time, I am profoundly sad that my friend and our colleague, Jeanne Gray, is not here with us. Jeanne was instrumental in my early involvement with the ABA Center. My participation in the Center is one of the highlights of my career. I served on many ABA evaluation teams at her request and I frequently sought her advice on a range of issues. She was always a call away when I needed her. I will miss her dearly.