Temporary Legal Employees Needed to Help With Hurricane Relief- New Resources Added

With the recent devastation that has occurred from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Small Business Administration is hiring temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts from September 1st to December 31st, 2017.

More information here

Lawyers, Paralegals and Legal Assistants


Sacramento, CA, Dallas, TX, or Buffalo, NY


These positions require individuals to be able to perform one or more of the following functions, including but not limited to: speak with borrowers and prepare associated legal documents, review closing documents, and validate deeds and collateral.  While a background in these areas is useful, training on all required tasks will be provided by SBA Staff. Personnel will be located in one of our 3 processing centers in Sacramento, CA, Dallas, TX, or Buffalo, NY.


Due to the broad array of required legal tasks we are looking for individuals with a range of qualifications.  The positions call for skill sets with a background in law, so attorneys and paralegals and legal assistants are encouraged to apply.  In addition to the above qualifications any applicant with fluency in a foreign language is encouraged to highlight their language and level of proficiency on their application.


All legal specialists will become temporary SBA employees and as such will be required to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Pass a credit and background check
  • Able to work between 40 to 84 hours a week based upon case load


The SBA will cover all travel and per diem based on the government rate for every individual.  Compensation will be based on each individual’s qualifications, skillsets, responsibility, hours, and location.  Compensation for attorneys and paralegals will range from $25.41 to $39.96 per hour.  Overtime ($38.12 to $41.97) will be paid for hours over 40 weekly.  Compensation for legal assistants will range from $16.77 to $27.01 per hour.  Overtime ($25.16 to $40.52) will be paid for hours over 40 weekly.

If you are interested in an individual position as a lawyer, paralegal or legal assistant, please send your resume to PDCHR@SBA.gov or call 817-868-2300 and ask for Human Resources. SBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

New ABA Information

The ABA is very concerned about assuring that legal assistance is available to victims of hurricane disasters in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Among our efforts, we have been working closely with the Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) to create a hotline that can provide needed information and services through pro bono volunteers. LCJC has long experience in providing disaster legal services to callers. Because there is such severe devastation on those islands, local lawyers will probably not be able to provide sufficient pro bono service to meet the growing need for legal help. Therefore:

  • Lawyers who are active members of the USVI or Puerto Rico bars are urged to sign up to accept referrals of pro bono cases from the LCJC.


  • Lawyers who are not licensed in USVI or Puerto Rico can also assist, by providing legal research or assistance with federal/administrative law questions.

The volunteer sign up form is online, in English and Spanish, here: ABA Disaster Legal Services Volunteer Attorney Intake Form



Naturalization 101: Application for Naturalization to U.S. Citizenship CLE

Naturalization 101: Application for Naturalization to U.S. Citizenship

American Immigration Lawyers Association- Idaho Chapter

Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nampa Hispanic Cultural Center

315 Stampede Drive, Nampa, Idaho  83687

Women’s Rights Icon Anita Hill to Speak at Bellwood Lecture Oct. 10-11 in Boise and Moscow

Investiture Ceremony of Steven W. Boyce


The Seventh Judicial District cordially invites you to attend the investiture ceremony of Steven W. Boyce as a Magistrate Judge for Bonneville County.
To be held in the Ronald Longmore Centennial Courtroom at the Bonneville County Courthouse.

605 N. Capital Ave, Idaho Falls, ID

September 29, 2017 12:00pm


  • Swearing in Ceremony
  • Brief Program
  • Reception and light luncheon following the ceremony

    Public Invited




Attorneys Against Hunger Annual Fundraiser

History in the Making: Women of the Idaho Supreme Court–Live Stream Option Available

View the full event flyer here: Women of the Idaho Supreme Court

Can’t make it in person? You can now live stream this event!

Go To Live Stream

7th District Citizen’s Law Academy Fall Class

Citizens’ Law Academy
Idaho State Bar
Fall 2017 Class
The Seventh District Bar Association is pleased to announce and open the application process to accept students for this year’s 2017 Citizens’ Law Academy (CLA).
The CLA is an adult education program offered free to attendees, and is coordinated by the Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program in collaboration with our Seventh District Bar Association which includes the following ten (10) counties: Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Custer, Jefferson, Madison, Clark, Fremont, Lemhi, and Teton Counties. The purpose of the CLA is to educate others as to their rights under the law, discover what lawyers do and how they serve the public, and understand how the judicial system works.
The CLA is open to anyone eighteen (18) years or older, who have a high level of interest in our program. All applicants must fill out an application. Typically, thirty-five (35) people participate in the Academy each year. Seating will quickly fill. The CLA program itself is staffed by volunteers from the legal community. This year’s presenters include: a. Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Darren Simpson; b. Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Clark and Curtis Smith a Criminal Defense attorney in private practice of the firm of Thompson Smith Woolf Anderson Wilkinson & Birch; c. Judge Jim D. Pappas, United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of Idaho; d. Judge Randy Smith, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; e. Marvin Smith private practice attorney of the firm Hawley Troxel with Craig Simpson private practice attorney with Westmark Credit Union;
f. Seventh Judicial District Judge Gregory Moeller; g. Brent Hill, President Pro Tempore of the Idaho Senate. The classes will be held in the Centennial Courtroom of the Bonneville County Courthouse, located at 605 North Capital Avenue, Idaho Falls, Idaho. The classes begin on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 and will continue for seven (7) weeks, with classes being held on each Wednesday thereafter. The Academy’s last class will be on November 1, 2017, with graduation held thereafter. The classes run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Refreshments are served after each class.
All citizens of these 10 counties are encouraged to apply. This is an exclusive and unique experience to be able to be educated and discuss legal matters with the most prominent judges and attorneys in the state of Idaho. The deadline to apply to this fall’s Academy is Friday, September 13, 2017. If you have any questions or are interested in attending this year’s Academy, please contact Jonathan Harris, at phone number (208) 785-2310; email: harrisjw@bakerharrislaw.com, to receive an application for the Academy.

Civil Justice Reform Task Force Survey

Dear Member of the Idaho State Bar,

We appreciate those of you who have taken the time to complete the survey developed by the Civil Justice Reform Task Force on civil litigation in Idaho.  If you have not yet completed the survey, we are extending the time to complete the survey to October 6 and ask that you take the time to complete the survey.  To access the survey, click on the below link:


Completing this survey will take approximately thirty (30) minutes.  Results of this survey will inform the Task Force as it identifies potential concerns and recommends improvements to the civil justice system.  If you receive more than one e-mail, please disregard the duplicates.  We are working with the Idaho State Bar for distribution.  In some instances, this may result in duplicate e-mails.

In addition, the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. has agreed to provide a CLE voucher for a one-hour online, on-demand, recorded program. To receive this voucher, please provide your email address at the end of the survey. For those of you that have completed the survey by September 20, your  e-mail information will be forwarded to  the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. by September 25 for dissemination of the voucher and instructions on how to select and view your program.   If you have any questions about the voucher please contact msheikh@isb.idaho.gov the week of September 25.  If you complete the survey after September 20, your e-mail information will be forwarded to the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. by October 13 and you can contact the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. the week of October 16 week for dissemination of the voucher and instructions on how to select and view your program.

Your help in this effort is greatly appreciated,

Molly Huskey

Molly Huskey

Judge, Idaho Court of Appeals

Dinner with U.S. Tax Court Judge Cary Douglas Pugh-You’re Invited!

Hosted by the Idaho State Bar Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section

 Monday, September 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. (MT) – No Host Social
6:30 p.m. (MT) – Dinner
Tavern at Bown Crossing
3111 S. Bown Way – Boise, ID
$35.00 per person

Join the Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section as they host U.S. Tax Court Judge Cary Douglas Push for a social hour, dinner and brief discussion.

 Please RSVP to Lindsey Welfley prior to 12:00 p.m. Noon THIS FRIDAY, September 8, 2017.

The cost for dinner will be $35 per person and will include salad, entrée – ordered from a limited menu – dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage. Judge Douglas Pugh will provide brief comments to attendees.

Payment must be paid in advance of the dinner and should be sent using the registration form below to: Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, ID 83701-0895.

To register for this event, click HERE.

Legal Compensation, Benefits and Billing Rate Survey

The Idaho Association of Legal Administrators is partnering with Armanino LLP to provide a new and improved Legal Compensation, Benefits and Billing Rate Survey.  Participants are required to register at https://learn.armaninollp.com/2017-law-firm-survey.  After registration, participants receive an email with a link for payment and a separate email with instructions to complete the survey. Be sure to register and complete the survey to get your copy at a discounted participant price.  Please share this opportunity with your management and/or human resources team. For more information, contact Idaho ALA Chapter President, Stacey Coleman at sdc@elamburke.com.