FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Idaho State Bar recognizes Western Treasure Valley members at Annual Resolution Meeting November 9, 2017-Nampa, Idaho—The Idaho State Bar will be recognizing eight of their Western Treasure Valley members during the Annual Third District Bar Association Resolution Meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (4104 E. Flamingo Avenue) in Nampa on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm.
- Nicholas T. Bokides 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. Bokides is a private practitioner in Weiser. He has been an Idaho lawyer for 35 years and is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. Bokides reflects “many things have motivated and inspired me over the years. Certainly the acts of kindness and courtesies often extended by many of the fine colleagues I have encountered over the years inspire and provide guidance. Nothing is more inspiring than a client who drops a personal thank you note off after a difficult matter is resolved.”
- In addition, Bokides will receive the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award, presented to the person(s) from each judicial district that have donated extraordinary time and effort to help clients who are unable to pay for legal services. Bokides shares “the tremendous need, especially in the smaller, rural communities of Idaho,” inspires him to give back.
- Also, receiving the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Award is William “Bud” F. Yost III of Yost Law, PLLC in Nampa. A graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law and 48 year member of the Idaho State Bar, Yost is receiving the award for his dedication of many hours on an adoption case for grandparents seeking to adopt their grandchild. Yost has also served on several nonprofit boards that have contributed significantly to the Nampa community.
- Judges Juneal Kerrick and Frank Kotyk, both of Caldwell, will be recognized as Retiring Judges. Kerrick served as a Thirid Judicial District Court Judge while Kotyk served as Magistrate Judge in Canyon County. Both are graduates of the University of Idaho College of Law.
- The Hon. Wayne Fuller of Weiser received his law degree from Stanford University Law School. He will be recognized for his 60th Year Anniversary of admission into the Idaho State Bar.
- David Whitney of Caldwell, a University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, and Robert Miller, of Caldwell, a University of Oregon School of Law graduate, will be recognized for their 50th Year Anniversary of admission into the Idaho State Bar.