Judge Candy Dale Honored by Idaho Women Lawyers
2010. 04. 08.
CALDWELL – Judge Candy Dale, chief magistrate judge for the U.S. District of Idaho, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Kate Feltham Award by the Idaho Women Lawyers, Inc. Judge Dale, who serves on the College of Idaho Board of Trustees, was chosen for her achievements in promoting equal rights and opportunities for women and minorities in Idaho's legal profession and legal justice system.
In announcing the award, Peg Dougherty, president of the IWL Board of Directors, said that Dale had worked throughout her legal career to advocate for equal rights for women and minorities in the workplace. “As a federal magistrate, Judge Dale has sought to implement programs that extend the protections of the law to cover women and minorities and ensure fairness. She has been a pioneer in taking leadership roles, beginning in law school and continuing into her busy judicial position.”
The Kate Feltham award honors one of Idaho's earliest advocates for women's rights and a female pioneer in Idaho's legal system. Kate Feltham was one of the leaders in the movement to give Idaho women the vote and served as president of the Caldwell branch of the Idaho Equal Suffrage Association. For a while she taught English and public speaking at the College of Idaho. In 1914, she became the fifth woman admitted to the practice of law in Idaho, and, in 1926, she became the first female county prosecutor in Idaho for Washington County.
Judge Dale received the Kate Feltham Award in a presentation by the Idaho Women Lawyers on April 7. She is currently vice-president elect of the College of Idaho Board of Trustees and an alumnus of the college.