On June 4, the director of Gonzaga University School of Law University Legal Assistance Larry Weiser received the Frank Homan Award. The Homan Award is given annually by the Washington State Bar Association Administrative Law Section in recognition of noteworthy contributions to the improvement or application of administrative law.
Weiser’s Legal Distinctions
Professor Weiser received his JD from Gonzaga in 1976, and a member of the Gonzaga Law Faculty since 1981. He is director of both the Gonzaga clinical law programs and the Elder Law Project. Weiser also teaches clinical law, administrative law, alternative dispute resolution and elder law.
Professor Weiser is a former board member of the Spokane Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, WSBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and past chair of the Dispute Resolution Center of Spokane and ADR Section of the Spokane County Bar Association. Professor Weiser is currently a member of the Spokane County Superior Court Guardian Ad Litem Committee. Weiser is also a certified mediator with the Northwest Conflict Management Center and the Washington Mediation Association.
About the Frank Homan Award
The Frank Homan award is in memory of dedicated teacher and mentor Frank Homan. Homan received his law degree from Cleveland State University in 1965, and began practicing in Washington State in 1968. Homan was an early proponent for the creation of a central hearings panel, and played an important role in the creation of the Office of Administrative Hearings (RCW 34.12). Homan is remembered as being generous with his time and expertise, as well as his sense of humor, command of the English language, and knowlege of legal terminology and history.