Speight Receives Wyoming State Bar 2016 Community Service Award

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that John B. “Jack” Speight, an attorney from Cheyenne has received the 2016 Community Service Award. Devon O’Connell, a Laramie attorney and Immediate Past President of the Wyoming State Bar, presented the award last week during the Bar’s Annual Meeting & Judicial Conference in Laramie, Wyoming.

The nomination for the award was submitted by O’Connell on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Wyoming State Bar.

Speight was recognized for his volunteer work as the Director of the Wyoming Lawyer Assistance Program (WyLAP) since its inception in 2014.

“His availability to the legal community in critical times of need, be it mental health or substance abuse-related has proven invaluable,” said O’Connell. “He is dedicated to helping lawyers in need and coordinating a “Lawyers Helping Lawyers” statewide network of volunteers.”

Speight has also been a generous donor to the WyLAP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides grants to lawyers in need of assistance but unable to afford it. His five decades of legal practice and his interpersonal skills make him uniquely qualified for this critical work.

For more information about WyLAP, visit the Bar’s website at http://wyomingbarprod.wpengine.com/for-lawyers/lawyer-assistance-program/.

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