John R. “Jack” Sweeney is the 2016 recipient of the “Harvey L. Wendel Service Award,” given to a member of DCBA who has demonstrated exemplary service to the legal profession and community. The award is named in honor of its first recipient, Harvey Wendel, pictured here with Jack.  Jack has served on the DCBA Board almost continuously for the past more than 25 years and was the Association President in 2006-07.  He is currently co-chair of the Joseph Melli Mentorship Program

Each year the award recipient’s name is added to a plaque on display outside the DCBA Room in the courthouse.