Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Helen M. Geisness Award: Gene Barton

June 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Kinnon Williams

With a wry smile, a welcoming handshake, and an unparalleled ability to twist arms, W. Eugene “Gene” Barton, the 2021 Helen M. Geisness Award winner, was the steady hand on the helm of the King County Bar Bulletin for well over a decade. 

This award recognizes a career-long dedication to the King County Bar Association. Given infrequently, it is reserved for some of the most beloved leaders of our Association. Given for exemplary distinguished service on behalf of the King County Bar Association, the Helen Geisness Award is one of the most important honors the bar can bestow. Gene Barton’s career reflects an excellence...

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