PCBF continues to honor Dean R. Morley through Bowen scholarships

October 30 - November 5, 2023

By The Daily Record Staff


Judge Randy Morley (right in top photo) and his brother, Steve Morley, were together again with colleagues and friends for the Dean R. Morley Scholarship dinner on September 19 at the Greens at North Hills in Sherwood. This year’s event raised around $3000 and was hosted and sponsored by the Pulaski County Bar Foundation to raise money for scholarships for UALR Bowen Law School students in the late Judge Morley’s name. The brothers followed their father’s footsteps to become lawyers and serve on the North Little Rock bench. The $10,000 Morley Scholarship is awarded each year to one or more students who demonstrate a commitment to practicing law in Pulaski County. Dean Morley served as a North Little Rock district judge during his career.  His oldest son, Steve, earned his juris doctor from UALR in 1978 and held the same judgeship during the 1990s. Randy, who earned his undergraduate and law degree from UALR in 1979 and 1982, currently sits on the same bench where his father and brother served. Dean Morley died in 1998.


The Pulaski County Bar Foundation was created by Pulaski County lawyers who voluntarily give their time and resources to serve the citizens of Pulaski County. The mission of the Pulaski County Bar Foundation is to support charitable and educational activities which help promote the ideals of the Pulaski County Bar Foundation and the community by providing financial support to enhance the cause of justice. Grants may be awarded to groups or individuals for projects that carry out the mission of the Pulaski County Bar Foundation. Such projects may include, for example, educational events to help children and the general public to understand the legal system, scholarships for Arkansas law school students, continuing education for lawyers and judges, assistance to the courts by providing grants to enhance the functioning of the judicial system, assistance to Arkansas law schools by providing grants to enhance legal education, or other acts that are proper to carry out the purposes of the organization.  


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2. 1st place in the Col. William A. Martin Scholarship Golf Tournament was The Alexander Law team — (L to R) Daniel Smith, Whitney Ohlhausen and Christian Alexander. Not pictured is Joseph Ramsey. The event took place at The Greens at North Hills in Sherwood on September 20. (Amy Jackson)


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