Idaho State Bar recognizes Treasure Valley members at Annual Resolution Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Idaho State Bar recognizes Treasure Valley members at Annual Resolution Meeting November 9, 2017-Boise, Idaho—The Idaho State Bar will be recognizing ten of their Treasure Valley members during the Annual Fourth District Bar Association Resolution Meeting to be held at the Barber Park Event Center (4049 S. Eckert Road) in Boise on Wednesday, November 15 at Noon.
  • Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Jan Bennetts and Cosho Humphrey, LLP attorney Joseph Meier, both of Boise, 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. Bennetts is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law. Meier received his law degree from Willamette University College of Law.
 
  • Four individuals will receive the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award, presented to the person(s) from each judicial district who have donated extraordinary time and effort to help clients who are unable to pay for legal services.
    • Sara M. Berry with Holland & Hart LLP in Boise committed over 200 hours on two pro bono cases – one through the federal court’s pro bono program and the other involving an appeal to the United State Supreme Court. Berry is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law.
    • Heather Conder, a graduate of Regent University School of Law, and an attorney with C.K. Quade Law, PLLC, in Boise, dedicated over 100 hours of pro bono service on several immigration cases assisting elderly refugees with their naturalization petitions and serving as the guardian ad litem in an adult guardianship case.
    • Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice (1982-1989) and retired Navy Captain Robert Huntley of The Huntley Law Firm, PLLC, of Boise is receiving the award for his dedication to the law and pro bono work throughout his 58 year career as a licensed attorney in Idaho. The University of Idaho College of Law graduate volunteered his time from 1990 to 2005 on a successful lawsuit culminated with a final Idaho Supreme Court ruling seeking a reform of the education funding system.
    • Lynette Davis with Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP in Boise volunteered 223 hours on a highly contested custody case. The Gonzaga University School of Law graduate shares “I have a soft spot for kids – especially those in unfavorable circumstances.
 
  • Judge Timothy Hansen of Meridian will be recognized as a Retiring Judge. Judge Hansen served as a District Judge in the Fourth Judicial District and also served a term as the District Administrative Judge. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law.
 
  • Immediate Past Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones of Boise, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, will be recognized for his 50th Year Anniversary of admission into the Idaho State Bar.
 
  • Boise State University General Counsel Matthew Wilde will receive the Service Award given each year to lawyers and non-lawyers for exemplary service to the Idaho State Bar and/or Idaho Law Foundation. Wilde, a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, serves on the Bar’s Character and Fitness Committee and is Past Chairperson for the Government & Public Sector Lawyers.
 
  • Richard Hall, Of Counsel to the Boise law firm of Duke Scanlan Hall, PLLC, will be the fourth recipient of the Richard C. Fields Civility Award presented by the Idaho State Bar Professionalism & Ethics Section and Concordia University School of Law. Hall, a 47 year member of the Idaho State Bar and graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, is receiving the award for his commitment to professionalism and civility in the profession.
For more information about these recognitions or the Fourth District Bar Association Resolution Meeting, contact Idaho State Bar & Idaho Law Foundation Executive Director Diane Minnich at 208-334-4500. ###