Upcoming Idaho Law Foundation and
Idaho State Bar CLE Programs

Registration Policy:
Walk-in registrations will be accepted as space allows; however, there will be an additional $5.00 fee charged for all walk-in registrations.

For registration questions, please contact Legal Education Department:
Voice:  (208) 334-4500
Fax:     (208) 334-2764

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations may be cancelled without charge if a cancellation request is received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the program. A $10 administrative fee will be charged if a registration is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the program. To cancel your registration, email Dayna Ferrero or call (208) 334-4500.

CLE Options:
We offer several options for CLE attendees - please watch for the following icons when determining the next CLE you plan to attend.

NAC - Course has been approved for New Admittee Credit.
Teleseminar - Telephonic participation ONLY. Attendee must register online to participate.
Available as a live Webcast - Live webcast OPTIONAL
Available as a live WebcastONLY - Webcast participation ONLY (no in-person attendance). Attendee must register online to participate.

 

Plan ahead for upcoming CLEs! Select a month below for dates and times.


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JANUARY 2016

Litigation and Collaboration with Government (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)
Co-Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Environment & Natural Resources Law Section and the University of Idaho College of Law

Friday, January 8, 2016
11:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (MT)
Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, House Classroom #325
514 W. Jefferson Street - Boise, ID
Available as a live Webcast
4.25 CLE Credits of which 1.0 is Ethics
Registration/Hosted Lunch begins 11:30 a.m.

Join the Environment & Natural Resources Law Section, with the University of Idaho College of Law, for three panels of discussion on litigation and collaboration with government. The first panel will provide practical tips and advice for navigating through the lifecycle of a lawsuit involving government. The second panel will contrast the litigation setting with the realities of collaborative efforts with government. The final panel will discuss ethical issues that arise when litigating and collaborating with government.



Ethics of Preparing Witnesses (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, January 15, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics Credit

Litigation often turns on the testimony of witnesses. Preparing them is a central focus of attorneys. But preparing them before their testimony or conferring with them during breaks in their testimony is full of ethical traps. There are also significant ethical challenges involving how to handle inadvertently produced privileged documents and when testimony goes in a sharply unexpected direction. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the ethical issues and traps of working with witnesses.

Online Registration

Auto Accident Cases: The Basics (BOISE)
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Section

Friday, January 22, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MT)
The Law Center
525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise, ID
8.0 CLE Credits of which 2.0 is Ethics
Registration & Continental Breakfast begins 8:00 a.m.
**Registration limited to first 25 participants

Join speaker Brent Gordon, Gordon Law Firm, Inc., for a full-day program discussing the basics of auto accident cases. Topics include: Elements of an Auto Case; Working with Insurance; Ethical Considerations in Relating to Auto Accident Cases; Litigating an Injury Case; and Case Valuation - Putting it All Together.

Registration cap has been filled

Annual Flagship - Expert Testimony: Reports, Depositions and Trial Advice (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Friday, January 29, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MT)
The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd. - Boise, ID
Available as a live Webcast
4.0 CLE Credits of which 0.75 is Ethics - NAC Approved
Registration/Continental Breakfast begins 7:30 a.m.




FEBRUARY

CLE Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law (CALDWELL)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MT)
Canyon County Administration Building, Public Meeting Room
111 North 11th Avenue - Caldwell, ID
1.0 CLE credit
Registration/Hosted Lunch begins 11:45 a.m.

The United States incarcerates individuals at a higher rate than any other country and in recent years state and federal prison spending has soared. As a result, many have argued that state and federal criminal-justice systems suffer from inefficiency and unfairness. University of Idaho College of Law Associate Professor Shaakirrah R. Sanders in her program Recent Trends in Criminal Sentencing Reform will examine current trends in criminal sentencing reform, including proposed legislative measures to greatly slash the skyrocketing prison population and recent United States Supreme Court jurisprudence on the issue of sentencing procedures in felony cases.

CLE Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law (COEUR D'ALENE)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Kootenai County Administration Building, Room 1A & B
451 N. Government Way - Coeur d'Alene, ID
1.0 CLE credit
Registration/Hosted Lunch begins 11:45 a.m.

University of Idaho College of Law Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Richard Seamon in his presentation Native American Law Cases in the U.S. Supreme Court this Term will discuss the three important cases this Term involving Native American Tribes and their members. The cases concern domestic violence on reservations, tribal claims against the federal government, and tribal court authority over nonmember business. This presentation will discuss the issues before the Court, and assess the implications of the Court's likely decisions, in these pending cases.


CLE Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law (MOSCOW)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Latah County Courthouse, Room 2B
522 W. Adams Street - Moscow, ID
1.0 Ethics credit
Registration/Hosted Lunch begins 11:45 a.m.

University of Idaho College of Law Professor and former Dean Donald Burnett will draw upon American Bar Association data and explore the connection between professional liability and lapses in professional responsibility in his hour long program titled Top Ten Reasons for Legal Malpractice Claims: Real Life at the Confluence of Ethics and Professionalism.


34th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar (IDAHO FALLS)
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

February 18-20, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn
700 Lindsay Blvd. - Idaho Falls, ID
13.25 CLE Credits of which 1.0 is Ethics

For lodging, call: 208-522-9500 and mention "Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section"
**Negotiated group rate ends February 5

This year's Annual Bankruptcy Seminar will include the following topics: Case Law Review; Which Chapter?; BAPCPA at 10; Idaho Ag Economy Update; Bankruptcy and Criminal Law; Ethics in Bankruptcy; Appellate Practice & Procedure Judges Panel; Social Media and Client Impacts; Paralegal Break Out; Article 2 - Case Study: Commercial Litigation; Rule 26 Amendments; In a Perfect World: ECF Best Practices / ECF Forms Update; Chapter 11 and Lessons from the Trenches; Chapter 13 Panel Discussion; Idaho Legislative Update; Fiduciary Duties and Section 523; and a Judges Panel.


MARCH

Real Property Section Annual CLE: Hot Writing and Hot Topics (BOISE)
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Real Property Section

Friday, March 4, 2016
8:35 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (MT)
**Hosted Reception to Follow Conclusion of Program**
The Riverside Hotel
2900 Chinden Blvd. - Boise, ID
6.75 CLE credits
Registration & Continental Breakfast begins 8:00 a.m.

For lodging, call: 208-343-1871 and mention "Idaho State Bar Real Property Section" group rate of $99/night
**Negotiated rate ends February 11

Join the Real Property Section for this full day seminar geared towards improving your legal writing and exploring recent hot topics. Sessions include: Ten Tips for Clear and Direct Legal Writing; Hot Decisions and Legislation; Hot Topics in Land Use; and Tax Deferred Exchanges.


Ethical Issues When Changing Law Firms (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will cover ethics for the departing attorney and his or her former law firm. Communications with a departing attorney's clients, the ownership and transfer of client files, diligence for the firm the lawyer is joining and malpractice issues, among others, will be covered.

Online Registration

Annual Workers Compensation Seminar (BOISE)
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Workers' Compensation Section

Friday, March 11, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (MT)
Red Lion Hotel Downtowner
1800 W. Fairview Avenue - Boise, ID
6.25 CLE Credits
Registration/Continental Breakfast begins 7:45 a.m.

For lodging, call: 208-344-7691 or click IDAHO STATE BAR WORKERS COMP
**Negotiated lodging rate of $94 per night ends February 23

Join the Workers Compensation Section for this year's annual seminar. Topics include: State of the Industrial Commission; Idaho Supreme Court Update; The Importance of Validity Testing; Case Law Update; Labor Market Analysis; Subrogation and Reimbursement in 2016: Medicare, Medicaid, Private/ERISA and other Governmental Entities Who May Have Their Hand Out; and Principles of Functional Capacity Evaluations.


Handling Your First or Next Motor Vehicle Accident Case (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (MT)
The Law Center
525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise, ID
Available as a live Webcast
2.0 CLE Credits - NAC Approved
Registration begins 8:30 a.m.

Whether you are contemplating taking your first motor vehicle accident case or you are a seasoned practitioner wanting up-to-date information in the motor vehicle accident arena, this program will provide essential information on the typical and not so typical issues that arise including but not limited to: understanding of an auto insurance policy; pitfalls of uninsurance/underinsurance; negotiation factors to consider; settlement considerations; and do's and dont's in trial prep. Join Michael P. Stefanic, Anderson, Julian & Hull, LLP and Jarom A. Whitehead, Pedersen & Whitehead, as they lead this discussion.



APRIL

Handling Your First or Next Medical Malpractice Case (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (MT)
The Law Center
525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise, ID
Available as a live Webcast
2.0 CLE Credits - NAC Approved
Registration begins 8:30 a.m.

Medical malpractice cases are complex. This CLE will focus on a medical malpractice case from beginning to ending. At the conclusion, individuals will have a better understanding of how to properly evaluate the plaintiff's medical history; know who the defendants are; learn the most common cases; and how to work with medical experts. Join John W. Kluksdal of Hepworth, Janis & Kluksdal, Chtd., and Kevin J. Scanlan of Duke Scanlan & Hall, PLLC, as they lead this discussion and share best practices, tips for consideration and pitfalls to avoid.



MAY

Ethics and Drafting Effective Conflict of Interest Waivers (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

Ethics rules allow attorneys to represent certain parties in certain matters even if there is a conflict of interest, but only if the attorney obtains an effective waiver of the conflict from the clients involved. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the process of obtaining a waiver and drafting waiver letters.

Online Registration

New Attorney Program - Spring 2015 (BOISE)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MT)
The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd. - Boise, ID
4.0 CLE Credits of which 1.0 is Ethics - NAC Approved

The New Attorney Program consists of an introduction on Idaho practice, procedure and ethics. This course meets the CLE requirements of Idaho State Bar Commission Rule 402(f)(3). The course schedule will be made available thirty (30) days prior to the program.


Idaho State Bar Business & Corporate Law Section CLE (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Business & Corporate Law Section

Friday, May 6, 2016
Time/Location: TBD
Available as a live Webcast

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

CLE Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law (BOISE)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 20, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MT)
Ada County Courthouse, Commissioners' Hearing Room
200 W. Front Street - Boise, ID
1.0 CLE Credit - NAC Approved
Registration/Hosted Lunch begins 11:45 a.m.

University of Idaho College of Law Associate Professor Stephen R. Miller will discuss how local governments throughout the West are changing their approach to fighting wildfires, a part of which includes an increased attention to land use planning and law in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). In his presentation Wildlife, Land Use Planning and Local Government, Professor Miller will also discuss his 3-year grant from the U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Lands to investigate how Idaho local governments currently plan for wildfires and to publish an Idaho-specific wildfire planning guide.


CLE Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law (TWIN FALLS)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Time/Location: TBD

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

CLE Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law (POCATELLO)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Time/Location: TBD

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

CLE Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law (IDAHO FALLS)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Time/Location: TBD

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

JUNE

Damages in Personal Injury Litigation (CALDWELL)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (MT)
Canyon County Administration Building
111 N. 11th Avenue - Caldwell, ID
2.0 CLE Credits - NAC Approved
Registration/Hosted Lunch begins 11:30 a.m.

Idaho practitioner and recent Denise O'Donnell Day Pro Bono Award recipient, Joe R. Larson, will provide a two hour overview on documenting the extent of an injury and factors to consider in qualifying damages.

2016 Idaho Legislative Review (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time/Location: TBD
Available as a live Webcast

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

Legal Ethics in Contract Drafting (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, June 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will provide you with a guide to how legal ethics rules apply to drafting and negotiating contracts. The program will cover identifying and disclosing mistakes, identifying and clearing waivers, issues in negotiations and the balance between zealous advocacy in contract drafting and the duty of honesty. The program will also cover how to handle dishonest clients.

Online Registration

JULY

2016 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting (BOISE)
Presented by the Idaho State Bar

July 13-15, 2016
The Riverside Hotel
2900 E. Chinden Blvd. - Boise, ID

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

Ethics of Going Into Business with Clients (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, July 22, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

Attorneys often have opportunities to go into business with clients. But while the opportunities can seem very promising, they come with ethical tradeoffs - the very difficult tension of being a business partner with a client and client's legal adviser and advocate. This program will cover the major ethical issues when attorneys go into business with clients.

Online Registration

AUGUST

Lawyer Ethics and Disputes with Clients (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will feature a discussion of how disputes arise with clients, confidentiality and attorney self-defense, conflicts of interest and discovery, and related malpractice insurance issues.

Online Registration

SEPTEMBER

Handling Your First or Next Property Crimes Case (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time/Location: TBD
Available as a live Webcast

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

Ethics and Keeping Secrets or Telling Tales in Joint Representations (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, September 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will cover attorney ethics in joint representations. Among other topics, the program will cover differences between joint representations on the same matter versus separate representations on the same matter.

Online Registration

OCTOBER

New Attorney Program - Fall 2015 (BOISE)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Tuesday, October 6, 2016
Time/Location: TBD

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

NOVEMBER

2016 Mobile Monday Series - Session #1 (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media

Monday, November 7, 2016
Time: TBD
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

2016 Mobile Monday Series - Session #2 (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media

Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: TBD
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

2016 Headline News (IDAHO FALLS)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Friday, November 18, 2016
Time/Location: TBD

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

2016 Mobile Monday Series - Session #3 (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media

Monday, November 21, 2016
Time: TBD
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

2016 Mobile Monday Series - Session #4 (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media

Monday, November 28, 2016
Time: TBD
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

DECEMBER

2016 Headline News (MOSCOW)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Friday, December 2, 2016
Time/Location: TBD

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

2016 Headline News (MERIDIAN)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Friday, December 9, 2016
Time/Location: TBD

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!

Ethics of Creating Attorney-Client Relationships in the Electronic Age (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Monday, December 12, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

Technology has changed how attorney-client relationships have changed - and created many ethical traps for lawyers. Not all relationships are established with face-to-face meetings and the exchange of a signed engagement letter. The relationship may be established in phone calls and email, or inadvertently through a law firm's website. This program will cover how attorney-client relationships are established - whether intentionally or not - in a digital age.

Online Registration

Ethics and Confidentiality (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, December 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will cover the scope of the duty of confidentiality, distinguish between the duty of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege, circumstances when breaches of confidentiality are permitted or required, inadvertent disclosures, and joint representations.

Online Registration


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