At its Annual Meeting on August 20, 2020, the Kansas Bar Association presented its Distinguished Service Award to Nick Badgerow, partner at Spencer Fane LLP in Overland Park.
The Distinguished Service Award is the highest award presented by the KBA, and “recognizes an individual for continuous longstanding service on behalf of the legal profession or the public, rather than the successful accomplishment of a single task or service. The recipient must be a lawyer and must have made a significant contribution to the altruistic goals of the legal profession or the public.”
Nick was recognized for his more than 70 bar journal and law review articles and the presentation of more than 200 seminars, mostly on the subjects of legal ethics and professionalism. In addition, Nick served as Chairman of the Johnson County Bar Ethics & Grievance Committee (30 years); Member of the Kansas Judicial Council (23 years) and the Kansas Board of Discipline for Attorneys (17 years); member of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; and Chairman of the Kansas Ethics 2000 Commission and Ethics 20/20 Commission.
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