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A fresh look at how Lawyers Serve!
Under the leadership of Idaho State Bar Commission President Trudy Hanson Fouser, the Idaho State Bar is doing more to illuminate the volunteer activities by thousands of Idaho attorneys. In early 2016 an online survey asked attorneys to note a few details about their volunteerism. The results were impressive. There were 375 who filled out a short survey to explain their volunteer activities. Below is a brief explanation of the findings. And below that are very short stories, or vignettes about ways in which Lawyers Serve!
Idaho Canons of Construction
ISB Commission Takes Aim at Bullying
(Posted Oct. 29, 2015) — Idaho State Bar Commission President Tim Gresback recently began a discussion about improper behavior by attorneys, specifically, bullying. In three “President’s Message” columns published in The Advocate, he explored what bullying is and how it is affecting our profession. Tim received more than 50 personal comments from members of the bar. Among those, we have selected five that exemplify their tone and content. Those five authors agreed to have their comments published in the November/ December issue. They also appear below as “Letters.”
The Idaho State Bar Commission will be presenting a free CLE before each Resolution Roadshow meeting to address the issue of bullying, which is sure to engage even more members of the bar. Below are the columns that sparked the discussion.
- Gresback – August President’s Message: “Confessions of a Recovering Bully”
- Gresback – September President’s Message: “Are Bullying Lawyers Psychopaths?”
- Gresback – November/December President’s Message: “Deposition Bullies, Witness Coaching and Discovery Abuse”
- Letters – A collection of five letters to the editor on bullying
- Managing a Bully Without Becoming One – A free CLE during the Roadshow