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Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners is the elected governing body of the Bar. The Board consists of five commissioners, elected from Idaho’s seven judicial districts. Two commissioners are elected from the Fourth District, one represents the First and Second Districts, one the Third and Fifth Districts, and one the Sixth and Seventh Districts. Commissioners serve staggered three-year terms.

The Commissioners meet 8-10 times a year to oversee the various functions and programs of the Bar. Pursuant to Idaho Bar Commissioner Rule 900, member input and recommendations are generated through the fall Resolution Process. This process allows members of the bar to have the opportunity to recommend changes in rules of the court statutes, policies or rules of the bar, and to discuss issues of interest or concern. The Idaho State Bar cannot take a position on legislation unless the members have approved the issue during the Resolution Process.

President, Sixth and Seventh Districts

Gary Cooper

PO Box 4229
Pocatello, ID 83205-4229

Commissioner, First and Second Districts
Jillian H. Caires

1411 E. Mission Avenue, MSC 33
Spokane, WA 99202

Commissioner, Fourth District
Mary V. York

PO Box 2527
Boise, ID 83701

Commissioner, Fourth District
Kristin Bjorkman

714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Commissioner, Third and Fifth Districts
Hon. Robert L. Jackson

1130 3rd Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661

2024 Board of Commissioners Election

F.J. Hahn of Idaho Falls was elected as the new 6th and 7th District Commissioner. His term will begin on July 19, 2024 and conclude on the last day of the Annual meeting 2027. If you have any questions about the election or election process please feel free to contact Diane Minnich at

Upcoming Meetings & Agendas

May 17, 2024

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Meeting ID: 837 8192 8742

Passcode: 557888

July 17, 2024

September 6, 2024

October 4, 2024

Meeting Minutes

Meeting DateLocation
April 12, 2024Pocatello, ID
Feb 23, 2024Boise, ID
January 11, 2024Boise, ID
December 7, 2023Boise, ID
November 8, 2023Idaho Falls, ID
October 5, 2023Boise, ID
September 8, 2023Boise, ID
August 15, 2023Boise, ID
July 19, 2023Boise, ID
June 21, 2023Boise, ID
May 12, 2023Boise, ID
April 14, 2023Twin Falls, ID
March 22, 2023Boise, ID
February 24, 2023Boise, ID
January 13, 2023Boise, ID
December 9, 2022Boise, ID
November 9, 2022Idaho Falls, ID
October 6, 2022Boise, ID
September 9, 2022Boise, Idaho
July 20, 2022Twin Falls, ID
July 11, 2022Boise, ID
June 10, 2022Boise, Idaho
May 13, 2022Boise, Idaho
April 8, 2022Lewiston, Idaho
February 25, 2022Boise, Idaho
January 13, 2022Boise, Idaho
December 10, 2021Boise, Idaho
November 10, 2021Boise, Idaho
October 8, 2021Boise, Idaho
September 10, 2021Boise, Idaho
July 21, 2021Boise, Idaho
May 14, 2021Boise, Idaho
April 9, 2021Boise, Idaho
February 26, 2021Boise, Idaho
January 15, 2021Boise, Idaho

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