Courthouse Closures/Reduced Operations Reminder -April 6-11

As part of the upcoming transition to the Odyssey case management system, 14 county
courthouses across Idaho will be reducing operations while 14 additional counties will be closed
for all purposes other than essential judicial business relating to public safety on Friday, April 6.
In order to transition 14 additional counties to the new system on April 9, counties that have
already transitioned to Odyssey must be temporarily taken offline. As a result, the Supreme
Court has ordered all counties that are currently on the Odyssey system to be closed on April
6. Impacted counties include:
Counties Operating on Odyssey
(Closed, except for essential judicial business related to public safety)
Ada Cassia Minidoka
Blaine Elmore Owyhee
Boise Gooding Twin Falls
Camas Jerome Valley
Canyon Lincoln
Each court will make the provisions it deems necessary to address initial appearances in
criminal cases for individuals who are in custody, arrest warrants and other proceedings critical
to public interest and the community’s safety. That day will be treated as a legal holiday/nonjudicial
day in each of the counties above, extending filing deadlines that fall on April 6 to the
close of business on Monday April 9, 2018.
The following counties transitioning to Odyssey will experience reduced operations on April 6.
If you do not have urgent business with one of the county courts in transition, you are asked to
avoid the courthouse from April 6 through April 11.
Counties Transitioning to Odyssey
(Reduced operations)
Adams Gem Nez Perce
Benewah Idaho Payette
Bonner Kootenai Shoshone
Boundary Latah Washington
Clearwater Lewis
For additional information, you may read the full order from the Supreme Court.

Pro Bono Jam Session: Defending Tenant’s Rights – April 19

Fourth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee Presents
Pro Bono Jam Session- Defending Tenant’s Rights: Habitability & Security Deposits

Thursday, April 19
Concordia University School of Law, Room 114

501 W Front St., Boise, ID  83702


1.5 CLE credits pending

FREE with volunteer commitment

More information here

6.1 Challenge Deadline – April 2

Law Day 2018 – Save the Date, May 1

Idaho High School Mock Trial Program Hosting State Competition in Boise

On Wednesday through Friday, March 21 to 23, the Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program will be hosting the Idaho High School Mock Trial Championship. 12 teams qualified during three regional competitions held in February and early March. The following schools will be participating:

  • The Ambrose School (Two teams; Meridian)
  • Centennial High School (Meridian)
  • Century High School (Pocatello)
  • Helena High School (Helena, Montana; two teams)
  • Lewiston High School (Two teams)
  • The Logos School (Two teams; Moscow)
  • Moscow High School
  • Mountain Home High School

In addition to the Mock Trial Competition, the Law Foundation will also be hosting the 6th Annual Courtroom Artist Contest. Six students from all parts of the state will be participating. The winning mock trial team and artist will represent Idaho at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in May.

For more information about the competition visit or contact Carey Shoufler, Idaho Law Foundation Law Related Education Director, at (208) 334-4500 or

University of Idaho Symposium: Immigration Law and Policy -March 30

March 30: University of Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Presents

2018 Symposium: Immigration Law and Policy

Idaho Supreme Court Annual Memorial Ceremony -March 22

Idaho Law Review Symposium to Discuss Impact of Terry v. Ohio Decision -April 6

Idaho Law Review Symposium to discuss impact of Terry v. Ohio decision 
BOISE, Idaho — March 13, 2018 — The impact of the 50-year-old Terry v. Ohio decision and its treatment of stop-and-frisk procedures will be the topic of the 2018 Idaho Law Review Symposium, sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law.

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, will give the keynote address. The symposium will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol, located at 700 West Jefferson St., Boise.

“We are honored to host Dean Chemerinsky, a national constitutional and criminal procedure expert, to discuss one of the most significant policing cases of our time,” said Professor Katherine Macfarlane, the symposium’s faculty advisor.

Chemerinsky is the author of 10 books, including “The Case Against the Supreme Court.” His latest books are “Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable” and Free Speech on Campus,” co-written with Howard Gillman. The keynote address begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Auditorium.

“The Law Review is excited to host such an outstanding topic for the symposium this year. We are very honored to have Dean Chemerinsky and other panelists join us for a great discussion on Terry v. Ohio,” said Jaycee Nall, editor-in-chief of the Idaho Law Review.

In addition to Chemerinsky’s lecture, the symposium features panel discussions led by renowned legal scholars from across the country. Topics include:

  • “Stop-and-Frisk’s Second Amendment Implications,” featuring Royce de R. Barondes, the James S. Rollins professor of law at University of Missouri School of Law; J. Richard Broughton, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of law at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Shawn E. Fields, professor of legal writing at University of San Diego School of Law. The panel will be moderated by Shaakirrah Sanders, associate professor of law at U of I’s College of Law.
  • “Race-Based Policing and Terry’s Code of Conduct,” featuring Russell L. Jones the Jesse N. Stone Jr., endowed professor of law at the Southern University Law Center; Eric Miller, professor of law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; and Josephine Ross, professor of law and supervising attorney at Howard University School of Law. The panel will be moderated by Katherine Macfarlane, associate professor of Law at U of I’s College of Law.
  • “Stop-and-Frisk in Idaho,” featuring James K. Ball, partner at Manweiler, Breen, Ball and Davis, PLLC, and Natalie Camacho Mendoza, director of City of Boise Office of Police Oversight. The panel will be moderated by Aliza Cover, associate professor of law at U of I’s College of Law.

Registration for the symposium ranges from $75 to $175. To view the complete schedule and to register visit  Up to six continuing legal education credits will be available.

Note to Media: Members of the media are welcome to cover any panel in the symposium. For media access, please contact Cara Hawkins-Jedlicka at


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Managing Your Retirement Savings Webinar -March 27

Live Online Webinar- Managing Your Retirement Savings Through Life’s Transitions – Tuesday, March 27 – ABA Retirement Funds Program

Nominate a Lawyer for 2018 ISB Awards -Deadline March 23

2018 Award Nominations – Deadline March 23