*Photo credit and thanks to John Marshall Photography for capturing the award winners and event*
Awarded for efforts that the Bar Association President believes are worthy of recognition.
Honorable Judith L. McCauley, Douglas County District Court, retired
In recognition of your career as an attorney and your long standing public service as the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney and District Court Judge. Your unwavering professionalism, dedication, and integrity for the law and individuals in our community are appreciated, respected and irreplaceable. Your contribution to the legal community as advocate, a mentor and a colleague is immeasurable. On behalf of the Chelan Douglas Bar Association, than you for your service. Your contributions to the legal community will always be remembered.
Robin Gaukroger Professionalism & Civility Award
Robin Gaukroger, Davis Arneil Law Firm, Of Counsel
In honor of your unwavering example of professionalism and civility throughout your career. You personify the most valued and revered characteristics of our profession; integrity, fairness, honest, cooperation, respect and civility. Your example has elevated the practice of law in our legal community and shall forever be memorialized through this award, named to honor your legacy.
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
David Kazemba, Overcast Law Offices
Awarded for exemplary volunteer service and commitment to the principle of equal access to justice.
David is committed to meeting every VAS client who is considering bankruptcy as a path to get out from overwhelming debt. In 2017 David donated over 50 hours and assisted 5 women struggling with debt, to file bankruptcy. All told he lifted the burden of over $200,000 from their shoulders. This gave one mom a chance to start over, opening a business that put her on a path to self-sufficiency. Another was able to discharge debt that kept her from having a driver’s license.
Commitment to Community Award
Earl W. “Wes” Hensley III, Lynch and Hensley
Awarded to an attorney for exemplary community service and generous contributions of time, talent and treasure.
Wes is great asset to the Veteran organization, North Central Washington Vets Serving Vets, as both an attorney and as a Veteran. He donates his time and legal expertise to assist Veterans with wills, divorce and bankruptcy. He serves on the Board of Trustees and is involved in the most important issues at the “Bunker.” He is always willing to help and gives of his time freely to assist his fellow Veterans.
Legal Services Champion
Angelica Estrada, SAGE
Awarded for exemplary commitment, leadership and service to access justice for vulnerable individuals and families in Chelan and Douglas counties.
With knowledge, skill, and compassion, Angelica empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through her “invaluable advocacy” through SAGE. For over 10 years, she has been there alongside survivors from hospital emergency rooms to Superior court rooms. She educates, she translates, she empowers survivors throughout the Valley to find his or her voice, so each has a say in her own story.