Bar Counsel's Office

You may contact the Bar Counsel's Office of the Idaho State Bar via telephone at (208) 334-4500 or via mail to Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, ID 83701-0895.

Disciplinary Process

The attorney disciplinary process is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section V. PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Flow Chart of Disciplinary Process

A Flow Chart PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader has been developed to illustrate the disciplinary process.

Discipline Records

Attorneys may request a discipline history by submitting a written authorization to Bar Counsel’s Office, by mail or email, indicating where they wish the discipline letter to be sent.  There is no charge associated with this service.  Response time is usually within 7 days of the request.  Please send requests to:

Idaho State Bar
P.O. Box 895
Boise, Idaho 83701
Email: mpremo@isb.idaho.gov

Under Idaho Bar Commission Rule (I.B.C.R.) 522(b), all records related to a grievance terminated under I.B.C.R. 509(b)(1) are destroyed after five years from the date of termination and after a file has been destroyed, our response is there is no record of the matter.  Moreover, under I.B.C.R. 522(b) any lawyer may answer any inquiry requiring a reference to a destroyed matter by stating no grievance was filed.  I.B.C.R. 509. PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Information on Notice of Public Discipline is also available.

Ethics Advice

Attorneys who have questions about the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct can contact the Bar Counsel's Office at (208) 334-4500.

Formal Opinions

Copies of the Formal Ethics Opinions are available in PDF format.

Fee Disputes/Arbitration

The fee arbitration process is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section VII. PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

More information regarding Fee Arbitration.

Client Assistance Fund

The Client Assistance Fund is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section VI. PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

More information about Client Assistance Fund.

Unauthorized Practice of Law

Unauthorized Practice of Law is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rules (IBCR) Section VIII. PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

More information about Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Automatic Reporting of Trust Account Overdrafts

Through 6/30/12, automatic reporting of trust account overdrafts is governed by Idaho Bar Commision Rule (IBCR) 302. PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader
Effective 7/1/12, automatic reporting of trust account overdrafts is governed by Idaho Bar Commission Rule (IBCR) 1308. PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

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