Helaman “Helo” S. Hancock selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

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Helaman “Helo” S. Hancock selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Helaman “Helo” S. Hancock of Coeur d’Alene will receive an Idaho State Bar Service Award on July 13 at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow.
Hancock works for the Benewah Medical & Wellness Center in Plummer. He served as chairperson of the Indian Law Section from 2013 to 2016 and has been instrumental in coordinating continuing legal education programs for the Indian Law Section and the University of Idaho College of Law, where he serves on their Native American Law Advisory Board.

Service Awards are given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Service Awards or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Jack S. Gjording set to receive Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer Award

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Jack S. Gjording set to receive Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Jack S. Gjording of Boise will receive the Idaho State Bar’s highest honor, the Distinguished Lawyer Award, on July 12 during the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. Gjording is a partner with the law firm Gjording Fouser PLLC. He received his law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law. His practice’s main focus is medical malpractice defense. Gjording is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an advocate on the American Board of Trial Advocates and a member of the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel. He has been named a ‘Mountain States Super Lawyer’ annually since 2008.

The Distinguished Lawyer Award is given to an attorney (or attorneys) each year who has distinguished the profession through exemplary conduct and many years of dedicated service to
the profession and to Idaho citizens.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer Award or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Jennifer M. Schindele selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

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Jennifer M. Schindele selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Jennifer M. Schindele of Boise will receive an Idaho State Bar Service Award on July 13 at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. Schindele is a
partner with Bevis, Thiry & Schindele, a firm dedicated to the practice of family law. She is a former member of The Advocate Editorial Advisory Board, past chairperson of the Family Law
Section, a volunteer for the Fourth District Bar Association Law Day, and provides free legal representation through the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program. In addition, Schindele is a former captain for the Southern Idaho Soccer League, a volunteer for the Boise Rescue Mission and an avid supporter of the Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence.

Service Awards are given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Service Awards or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Judge John R. Stegner set to receive Idaho State Bar Distinguished Jurist Award

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Judge John R. Stegner set to receive Idaho State Bar Distinguished Jurist Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – The Honorable John R. Stegner of Moscow will receive the Idaho State Bar’s highest judiciary honor, the Distinguished Jurist Award, on July 12 during the Idaho
State Bar Annual Meeting on the University of Idaho campus. Judge Stegner is a District Judge in Idaho’s Second Judicial District Court. He is past president of the Ray McNichols Inn of Court and of the Idaho District Judges Association. Judge Stegner has been a member of the statewide Drug Court and Mental Health Court Coordinating Committee since 2001. He helped
create Latah County’s Drug Court in 2002 and the county’s Mental Health Court in 2012. He is also a member of the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission where he chairs the subcommittee on mental health and substance abuse. A native of Grangeville, Judge Stegner is the author of Ten Things to Do in My Courtroom. He received his law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law.

The Distinguished Jurist Award recognizes excellence, integrity and independence by a member of the judiciary. Individuals are selected for their competence, fairness, goodwill and
professionalism.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Distinguished Jurist Award or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Karen E. Gowland set to receive Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer Award

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Karen E. Gowland set to receive Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Karen E. Gowland of Boise will receive the Idaho State Bar’s highest honor, the Distinguished Lawyer Award, on July 12 during the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. Now retired, Gowland spent her 30-year tenure as corporate counsel with Boise Cascade and its affiliates. Gowland currently serves on Boise Cascade Company’s Board of Directors where she chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee. In addition, Gowland is chair of the University of Idaho Foundation Board and has served on the Idaho State Bar Professional Conduct Board for 21 years – while serving as chair for the past 15 years. Gowland has a law degree and an accounting degree from the University of Idaho.

The Distinguished Lawyer Award is given to an attorney (or attorneys) each year who has distinguished the profession through exemplary conduct and many years of dedicated service to
the profession and to Idaho citizens.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer Award or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Kimberly D. Evans Ross selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

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Kimberly D. Evans Ross selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Kimberly D. Evans Ross of Idaho Falls will receive an Idaho State Bar Service Award on July 13 at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. Evans Ross is employed by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC. She serves as chairperson of the Idaho State Bar Reasonable Accommodations Committee, is president-elect of the Seventh District Bar Association and is a member of the Idaho Pro Bono Commission. In addition, she volunteers for the Idaho Falls Youth Hockey Association.

Service Awards are given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Service Awards or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Matthew K. Wilde selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

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Matthew K. Wilde selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Boise State University’s General Counsel Matthew K. Wilde will receive an Idaho State Bar Service Award on July 13 at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. Wilde is a member of the Idaho State Bar’s Character & Fitness Committee and past chairperson of the Government & Public Sector Lawyers Section. In addition, Wilde serves on the Valley Regional Transit Committee and chairs the Garden City Planning & Zoning Commission.

Service Awards are given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Service Awards or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Michael H. Felton, Jr. selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

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Michael H. Felton, Jr. selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Michael H. Felton, Jr. of Twin Falls will receive an Idaho State Bar Service Award on July 13 at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. Felton, managing partner of the law firm Felton & Felton in Buhl, is the immediate past president of the Idaho Law Foundation. Highlights of his service also include bar exam grading, fee arbitration volunteer, Camp Rainbow Gold counselor and volunteer firefighter in Buhl.

Service Awards are given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Service Awards or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Mary “Molly” O’Leary selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

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Mary “Molly” O’Leary selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Mary “Molly” O’Leary of Boise and founder of BizCounselor@Law, PLLC will receive an Idaho State Bar Service Award on July 13 at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. O’Leary is a former member of The Advocate Editorial Advisory Board, past chairperson of the Business & Corporate Law Section and Young Lawyers Section, former member of the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Steering Committee and a past president of the Idaho State Bar. She is president for Jannus, Inc. and a former board member of the North End Neighborhood Association.

Service Awards are given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Service Awards or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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Nicole R. Derden selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

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Nicole R. Derden selected to receive Idaho State Bar Service Award

Boise, Idaho-July 10, 2017 – Nicole R. Derden with the Law Office of Nicole R. Derden in Eagle will receive an Idaho State Bar Service Award on July 13 at the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting in Moscow. Derden is the founder and a board member of Project Laura, an entity providing pro bono representation on cases that are facing deportation in Boise’s Immigration Court, specifically Latin American individuals arriving on the southern U.S. board seeking asylum or who are unaccompanied minors.

Service Awards are given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation.

For more information about the Idaho State Bar Service Awards or the 2017 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, contact Mahmood Sheikh at 208-334-4500.

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