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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2011
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Supervisor Nelson to Receive Legal Leaders Award

(Santa Ana) – Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson will be the first in this year’s series of rising government attorneys to be awarded the Whittier Law School Alumni Association’s Legal Leaders Award in appreciation of their contributions to the Orange County legal community.

The award will be presented during an event to be held Wednesday, February 23 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. at the South Coast Winery, 3608 Bristol, Santa Ana. The Whittier Law School Alumni Association’s spring Legal Leaders Series features selected government attorneys presenting information on topics of their choice. Supervisor Nelson’s topic is “The Civic Duties of an Attorney in Elected Office.”

Supervisor Nelson, a graduate of Western State University College of Law, represents the Fourth District and is the only attorney on the Board of Supervisors. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2010 after having served on the Fullerton City Council since November 2002. During his time on the City Council, he served as both the Mayor of Fullerton and as Mayor Pro Tem. He is also the managing partner in the Santa Ana law firm of Rizio and Nelson and is an arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association.

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Event Information:

“Top Government Attorneys”

Speaker: Hon. Shawn Nelson, Orange County Supervisor

Topic: The Civic Duties of an Attorney in Elected Office


Please join me tomorrow noon in honoring Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson with a 2011 Legal Leaders Award.

When: 12:00-1:30
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Lunch served promptly

Where: South Coast Winery Restaurant (3608 Bristol, Santa Ana)
Corner of Bristol & MacArthur

RSVP: Online or

Keith E. Rodenhuis
President, Whittier Law School Alumni Assoc.
Orange County Chapter

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