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Snyder inducted as Fellow in ACTL


Attorney Judy Snyder has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony at which Snyder became a Fellow took place Sept. 16, 2016, during the annual meeting of the College in Philadelphia, Penn.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently about 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows.

Snyder, who lives in West Linn, has litigated in Portland and throughout Oregon for 43 years. The newly inducted Fellow is an alumna of Notre Dame School of Law. She is the past recipient of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, the Oregon State Bar Association Litigation Section’s Professionalism Award and the Multnomah Bar Association’s Professionalism Award.

She currently is president-elect of the Oregon Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and chairwoman of the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability.