Fifth District lawyers recognized by Idaho State Bar

BOISE, Idaho (News Release) – Several attorneys were honored by their colleagues at the Annual Meeting of the Idaho State Bar recently held in Boise. They were recognized for their contributions to the communities and the legal profession.

Service Award

Peter Christofferson, of Holden, Kidwell, Hahn & Crapo, PLLC, in Idaho Falls, has earned the Idaho State Bar Service Award for his contributions to the community and profession.

Peter has served on the Idaho Law Foundation Continuing Education Committee since 2014. He served in leadership positions including as chairperson from 2012-2013. He also gives professional education presentations for other lawyers.

Christofferson has coached several soccer and basketball teams, and is currently active in his church youth group.

He said that “I see being involved as a part of my professional responsibility as an attorney. I am inspired by the colleagues I am surrounded with who all do a lot to serve. They are as busy as I am and somehow they find the time to do it. Seeing all they do so selflessly, I run out of excuses pretty fast.”

Pro Bono Award

Kurt Schwab is a mainstay at the Twin Falls Senior Center Legal Clinic. In 2015, he served clients at more than 10 legal clinics. Schwab enjoys interacting with seniors to learn about their lives and help them resolve their legal challenges. He said, “All people should be engaged in good causes to help others.”

Distinguished Lawyer Award

The Idaho State Bar’s most prestigious award, the Distinguished Lawyer Award, was given to Robert E. Williams III, of Jerome, at the bar’s Annual Meeting in Boise on July 14.

Williams grew up in Jerome and returned to raise his family and practice law. He earned the trust and respect of fellow attorneys, judges and clients as a diligent and beloved counsel.

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