FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Idaho State Bar recognizes North Central Idaho members at Annual Resolution Meeting October 31, 2017-Lewiston, Idaho—The Idaho State Bar will be recognizing two of its North Central Idaho members during the Annual Second District Bar Association Resolution Meeting to be held at the Red Lion Hotel, 621 21st Street, Lewiston, on Thursday, November 2 at 5:45 p.m.
- Latah County Prosecutor William W. Thompson Jr. will receive the Professionalism Award, given to at least one attorney in each of Idaho’s seven judicial districts who has engaged in extraordinary activity in his or her community, in the state, or in the profession, which reflects the highest standards of professionalism. Thompson has been a member of the Idaho State Bar for 37 years and is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law. He resides in Moscow.
- Robert E. Wakefield with Wakefield & Dwelle in Moscow will receive the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award, presented to the person(s) from each judicial district that has donated extraordinary time and effort to help clients who are unable to pay for legal services. Wakefield spent 30 years in the Marine Corps and thereafter volunteered in his community as a fireman for 15 years. A few years ago, Wakefield was instrumental in starting a legal clinic for veterans in Lewiston and he continues to support those efforts. He has committed his pro bono career to serving veterans by representing them individually, organizing will clinics and mentoring law students so that they can help carry out his mission. Wakefield has practiced law in Idaho for 25 years and is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law.