As one of our 6,000+ members, you have access to numerous services and benefits. Coupled with our Member Services & Benefits Guide, this page outlines what is available to you as a member of the Idaho State Bar in order to help you make the most of your profession. On our website, in our publications and throughout our programs, you will find a partner that compliments your practice of law, offers opportunities for professional growth and encourages personal development. These benefits have been carefully selected to help assist you in your practice, enhance your career, expand your professional network, ensure your commitment to the public, provide leadership opportunities and support your everyday lifestyle.
Available to all members, this web-based legal research library and search engine is packed with important legal resources, including citation analysis, appellate summaries and positive/negative case treatment. Its database is continually updated. Access Casemaker HERE. If unsure about your password, contact the Idaho State Bar at 208-334-4500.
- ALPS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COVERAGE
The Attorney Liability Protection Society, Inc. (ALPS) provides a full range of professional liability coverage for law firms and solo practitioners. ALPS was started, is owned and is operated by attorneys, for attorneys.
- LAWPAY CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FOR ATTORNEYS
Backed by over 90 bar associations and designed specifically for the legal industry, LawPay offers a secure and convenient tool for receiving online credit card payments. For over a decade, LawPay has provided knowledge, experience and support to over 25,000 law firms. If you're interested in learning more, call 866-376-0950 or visit www.LawPay.com/isb.
OfficeMax is the office supply partner of the Idaho State Bar. This partnership provides an innovative office supply program with significant savings. To learn more, please contact Lisa Nolen, Major Account Manager, at 208-573-3523.
Clio is the leading practice management, time/billing and client collaboration platform for small to mid-sized law firms. Idaho State Bar members are eligible to receive a 10% lifetime discount on Clio. Young Lawyer Section members receive 90 days free access, 50% off the first 6 months and a 10% lifetime discount. To get started, click GO CLIO.
- ETHICS ADVICE
- FEE ARBITRATION PROGRAM
The Fee Arbitration program offers an efficient, private and free way to resolve client fee disputes. Fee arbitration can be requested by either the client or the attorney.
- LEGAL LINKS
Our website provides an array of Legal Links to the federal and state courts, the State of Idaho, various legal research tools and national organizations. Take advantage of this service by bookmarking the web page full of links to your favorites.
- DISABILITY & LIFE INSURANCE
- JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
- MENTOR PROGRAM
The Idaho State Bar offers a Mentor Program to assist new lawyers in their transition to a successful practice. The program pairs new lawyers with experienced lawyers in their community. Interested in participating? Submit an application.
- CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE)
The Idaho Law Foundation and Idaho State Bar Practice Sections provide educational programs in specific areas of law and offer a wide range of publications for purchase.
Live CLE classes are offered statewide throughout the year, on a variety of legal topics. Many of the shorter seminars (1-3 hours) are available to view as a live webcast. Live Program Online Registration is required 48 hours in advance for all webcast participants. Webcast seminars can be viewed from your computer and include the option to email your questions during the program. and many of those are also broadcast via the web.
If you are unable to participate in a live CLE, you may rent a previously recorded program (DVD/CD format) or check out our Online CLE Program for 24/7 on-demand streaming.
- ABA RETIREMENT FUNDS PROGRAM
What's inside your 401(k) may surprise you. Find out why thousands of law firms of all sizes - even solos - use the ABA Retirement Funds Program as their 401(k) provider. Call us at 866-812-3580 for a free consultation or visit ABA Retirement-Idaho for more information.
- ABA PUBLICATIONS
Idaho State Bar members receive a 15% discount on products purchased from the American Bar Association's online store, offering hundreds of cutting-edge publications. Each of these publications is designed to assist in the management of your practice and keep you current in your area of law. SHOP ABA using ISB Source Code PAB7EIDB.
- LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
This confidential program helps and supports lawyers who are experiencing problems associated with addictive behaviors such as, but not limited to: alcohol, drug use, gambling, mental health issues and/or depression. The program also focuses on educating legal professionals and their family and friends about the causes, effects and treatment of alcohol and drug dependency, depression and other mental health problems. For more information, including confidential support, call 208-891-4726 or toll free 1-800-386-1695.
- LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
The statewide Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), operated by the Bar, is designed to assist people who are able to pay normal attorney fees but need assistance finding a lawyer. The LRS provides the client with an unbiased referral to an attorney who has experience in the area of law appropriate to the client's needs. To participate as an LRS member, attorneys register annually and are provided with pre-screened client referrals.
Your Professional Network
- PRACTICE SECTIONS
Any member of the Bar or the public is welcome to join a Practice Section. These groups are involved in projects such as publications, CLE seminars and public service while offering networking opportunities with others who practice or work in a similar area of the law. Many sections offer free and/or reduced-cost CLE programs to their members and provide practice information and resources through newsletters and publications.
- ALPS ATTORNEY MATCH
This program allows attorneys to create a profile geared toward building a network of potential mentorships and mentees. Whether you are looking for a successor upon retirement, are seeking to become a solo practitioner or want to network in general, ALPS Attorney Match can assist you. Visit www.ALPSAttorneyMatch.com for more information.
This weekly electronic update details upcoming CLE programs, Section and district bar activities, general legal announcements and more. For the current E-Bulletin, click HERE.
- THE ADVOCATE
Published nine times a year, this official magazine of the Idaho State Bar features topics of interest to the Idaho legal community, including notices of Bar activities, rule changes, discipline cases, CLE opportunities and articles written by lawyers from various Practice Sections or other statewide legal entities.
- DESK BOOK DIRECTORY
- IDAHO STATE BAR ANNUAL MEETING
Typically held in July, conference alternatives locations around the state. It includes CLE seminars, networking opportunities, social gatherings and awards recognition. The ISB 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in Boise, July 13-15, at the Riverside Hotel.
- DISTRICT BAR ASSOCIATIONS
The seven District Bar Associations offer a great way to get involved and meet other attorneys practicing in your geographic region. Each association provides social events, public service projects, CLE programs and hosts the annual Idaho State Bar Resolution meetings.
- MEETING SPACE
Members are welcome to use meeting space in downtown Boise at the Law Center, which includes two conference rooms and a classroom. Call 208-334-4500 to reserve space.
Your Everyday Lifestyle
- BROOKS BROTHERS
Idaho State Bar members save 15% on regularly priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores. To enroll online, select: Brooks Brothers Membership - enter Organization ID #11642 and Pin Code #53832. To enroll by phone, call 866-515-4747 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET) - reference the Organization ID and Pin Code above.
- VERIZON WIRELESS
Receive significant discounts on wireless calling plans, as well as other discounts on accessories, devices, smartphones and text message plans. Eligibility requirements apply. Visit NPP to find out more and to enroll.
- HOTEL & CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS
Through partnership with Local Hospitality, Idaho State Bar members, friends and family have access to a worldwide inventory of hotels at exclusive discounted rates. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, individually or in a group, domestically or abroad, you can take advantage of savings that may exceed 50% and average 10-20% below best available rates. Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime. Call 800-892-2136 with promotional code 23903.
- OTHER CAR RENTALS
Members may receive a discount through Avis or Hertz when making reservations. For reservations, use codes: AVIS (AWD#A757300) or HERTZ (CDP#92374).
Your Commitment to the Public
- IDAHO ACADEMY OF LEADERSHIP FOR LAWYERS
The Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers is an interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers who have practiced law for or have a total of five years professional experience. Applications are accepted each summer.
- VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES
There are 18 committees of the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation which provide vision and oversight to various programs and functions. Learn more about how the Bar and Law Foundation operate, meet other lawyers and serve the profession by volunteering for a committee position.
To view Bar committee positions, select: ISB Committees.
To view Law Foundation committee positions, select: ILF Committees.
- IDAHO STATE BAR BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The Board of Commissioners is the governing body for the Idaho State Bar. Commissioners are elected by the District Bar members and serve three-year terms. If you have program ideas or concerns regarding the operations of the Idaho State Bar, please contact your local Bar Commissioner.
- IDAHO LAW FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is a thirteen member governing body for the Idaho Law Foundation. Board Members come from all parts of Idaho, representing both the legal profession and the communities we serve.