William F. “Bud” Yost, III was honored for his fifty years of admission to the Idaho State Bar. Bud received the Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award in 1998, Distinguished Lawyer in 2006, Service Award in 2012, and Pro Bono Award in 2017. He is a recipient of the Richard C. Fields Civility Award from Concordia University School of Law.
In addition to his fifty years of active practice, he has been a member of the Idaho State Bar Professional Conduct Board, a member of the first Committee to Redraft the Idaho Corporations Law and Past President of the Canyon County Lawyers Club. In 1999, he was elected to the Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners and served as President in 2002. He was the chairman of the Third District’s Citizens’ Law Academy, a member of the Character and Fitness Committee, and the Legislative Compensation Committee. He has served as District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the Canyon County United Way, Board of Directors of Nampa Rotary Club, Chair of the Board of Directors of Mercy Medical Center, Board of Directors of the Snake River Stampede and President of the Nampa Industrial Corporation.
Bud and his wife, Joan, are parents to five children and grandparents to ten grandchildren. Being a grandparent is a special role that Bud enjoys. Bud’s father used to say that the greatest legacy a person can leave is their children and grandchildren. He enjoys continuing his education, trips to the gym, traveling with Joan and fly fishing.