U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill will speak about his experiences serving on the federal bench during a luncheon presentation Wednesday, March 4, hosted by the Idaho State University Alumni Board of Directors.
The presentation is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Conference Room of the Joe R. Williams Building, 700 W. State St., in Boise.
Judge Winmill graduated from Idaho State University in 1974, serving as student body president his last year. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1977 and practiced law in Denver before returning to Pocatello to continue a distinguished legal career.
In 1987, Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus appointed Judge Winmill to the Sixth Judicial District bench where he served for eight years and held the post of administrative judge for a year. He also chaired the Idaho Evidence Rules Advisory Committee for three years.
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On Aug. 14, 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed Judge Winmill to the U.S. District Court of Idaho, and in 1999, he became the court’s chief judge. He is a member of the Conference of Chief District Judges for the Ninth Circuit and served as president of the District Judges Association for the Ninth Circuit.
In 2000, the jurist received the Statesman of the Year Award from Pi Sigma Alpha, the ISU honorary Political Science Fraternity. In 2006 he received the Distinguished Lawyer Award from the Idaho State Bar.
Judge Winmill has helped train judges around the country in the use of technology, both in chambers and in the courtroom. He has also been involved in training judges from foreign countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Thailand, Russia and Indonesia.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
RSVP required by March 3 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 282-3755.