The Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar promotes the education, training and networking of diversity practitioners. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Friday of January, March, May, July, September, & November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.
Jason Michael Gray
Jennifer G. King
James A. Cook
Jennifer G. King
Kinzo Heath Mihara
At Large Council Members
Jana Beth Gomez
Linda Louise Blackwelder Pall
Lisa Doreen Schultz
College of Law Faculty Representative
If you are interested in joining the Diversity Section, complete the Section Registration Form and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:
2015 Standard Membership Dues: $25
Law Students: $10
Non ISB Members: $10
To view the section's by-laws, select: Diversity Section By-Laws
The purpose of the "Justice for All" award is to highlight the progress and impact an individual has made in bringing opportunities of the law to bear in the areas of discrimination and diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnic background and national origin, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation and sexual preference, poverty, age and family status. The nominee should be a member of the Idaho legal community or someone who has had a direct effect on the law.
The 2015 Justice for All Award will be presented to this year's recipient, Erika Birch, on Thursday morning, July 23, 2015, at Cristina's in Ketchum, Idaho, at 7:30 AM. Breakfast tickets are $25.00 and may be paid at the door. RSVP to Linda Pall, firstname.lastname@example.org, by noon, July 20.
To view a list of past recipients, select: "Justice for All" Award Recipients.
The Diversity Section meets meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Friday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise (unless otherwise noted). Participation via telephone conference is also available. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.
May 22, 2015
24, 2015 (cancelled - See 'Upcoming Events')
September 25, 2015
November 27, 2015
January 22, 2016
March 25, 2016
To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance via email to Dayna Ferrero - please specify if you will be attending in person or via telephone conference. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.
"Justice for All" Award Breakfast
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the ISB Annual Meeting
7:30 AM, Cristina's in Ketchum, ID
$25.00 per person; RSVP to email@example.com by noon on Monday, July 20, 2015
Diversity Issues and the Current State of the Law in the Ninth Circuit
CLE seminar sponsored by the Diversity Section at the ISB Annual Meeting in Sun Valley
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM
225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights - Seminars in North Idaho and Boise
Tentatively scheduled; September 15-17, 2016
Being scheduled in conjunction with Constitution Day in 2016, the Diversity Section intends to co-sponsor with others a major seminar in both locations to celebrate the ratification of our chief civil rights document in American government. To get involved with the development of the project, please contact Section Chair Jason Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 27, 2015
January 23, 2015
September 26, 2014
July 25, 2014
March 28, 2014
January 24, 2014
November 22, 2013
September 20, 2013
July 17, 2013
May 24, 2013
March 15, 2013
January 25, 2013
December 14, 2012
September 28, 2012
July 13, 2012
December 2, 2011
The Love the Law program has obtained the following resources that are available for loan to interested parties who want to further the mission of the Love the Law program:
- A Time for Justice: America’s Civil Rights Movement - Includes a large Civil Rights Timeline poster, 38-minute film, and Teacher’s Guide DVD – Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject
- The Children’s March - Includes 40-minute film and Teacher’s Guide DVD – Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject
- Viva La Causa: The Story of Cesar Chavez and a Great Movement for Social Justice - Includes a 39-minute film and Teacher’s Guide DVD
- Bullied - Includes 38-minute film and 20-page Viewer’s Guide. Film is centered on a young gay man.
If you are interested in borrowing any of these materials, please email Jana Gomez.
The Love the Law! program of the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section is pleased to announce the following recipients of the inaugural Love the Law! Scholarship to assist with preparation for taking the 2015 Law School Admissions Test (LSAT):
We are excited to award each of these deserving individuals scholarships valued at approximately $1,100 each to assist with their LSAT study courses, LSAT testing fees, Credential Assembly Service fees, and law school application fees to the University of Idaho College of Law or Concordia University School of Law. These scholarship recipients have all demonstrated an understanding of diversity issues and a commitment to advancing diversity in Idaho. We are proud to support them in beginning their legal education.
These scholarships would not have been possible without the generous donations that the Love the Law! program received from the ISB Litigation Section, ISB Business & Corporate Law Section, ISB Indian Law Section, ISB Real Property Section, ISB Family Law Section, ISB Employment & Labor Law Section, 2nd District Bar Association, Concordia University School of Law, and the University of Idaho College of Law. We thank our sponsors for their continuing support.
April 7, 2014 - Courtroom Skills at Concordia (Boise)
November 5, 2013 - Ada County Law & Motion Day (Boise)
May 2, 2013 - The Color of Conscience: Human Rights in Idaho (Boise / Coeur d'Alene)
March 21, 2013 - University of Idaho College of Law / Navajo Nation Supreme Court (Moscow)
March 7, 2013 - Concordia University School of Law Tour (Boise)
To view the Love the Law! Mission Statement, select: LTL MISSION STATEMENT
The Love The Law! Committee of the ISB Diversity Section would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their generous financial and in-kind contributions that allow us to organize Love the Law! events and distribute materials:
The Diversity Section would like to thank the following firms for their past generous financial support for Diversity Section activities that allow the section to further its mission:
- Duke, Scanlan & Hall, PLLC
- James, Vernon & Weeks, PA
- Litster Frost Injury Lawyers
- Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields, Chtd.
- Owens & Crandall, PLLC
- Parsons Behle & Latimer
- Perkins Coie, LLP
- Stoel Rives, LLP
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