Zoom Retirement Party for Dave Metcalf- Oct. 2

After 39 years of service to the District of Idaho, Dave Metcalf is retiring. It is impossible to properly express our gratitude or fully thank Dave for his service. And, the present circumstances make an impossible task all the more difficult. But, we are not letting Dave get out of here without some celebration. So, in lieu of an formal retirement party, we invite you to join Dave, his family, friends, and fellow court staff in a send-off via Zoom. The Zoom conference will run from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Friday, October 2.

Due to security concerns the Court is requiring all attendees to RSVP prior to joining the zoom conference.

Please RSVP here:  https://forms.gle/qHcbjhfLButcULJb9

To Connect to the Zoom conference please follow this link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1613581264

iCourt Filing Routine Maintenance

ATTENTION iCourt Filers – On Tuesday, October 6th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. MST both File & Serve and Guide & File will undergo routine maintenance. This may result in an interruption of service between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Please plan ahead so that your time sensitive filings are completed before this interruption.

Free Virtual Symposium with Gonzaga University School of Law – Oct. 9

Join Gonzaga University School of Law for a free virtual symposium on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The symposium is part of a celebration of the launch of their new Health and Technology Policy project and will feature keynote speaker Frank Pasquale, author of New Laws of Robots: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI.

For more information, visit the event’s webpage HERE.

Scam Alert: Phishing email re: referral from Lawyer Referral Service

It has been brought to our attention that several attorneys have received a blank email with the subject line, “I was referred to you the Bar Referral Services. Do advise if your firm handles Litigation Cases.”

The Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service does not process referrals in this way. Please do not click on anything or reply to an email with this or similar subject lines.

FBA CLE- Compassionate Release and the First Step Act -Oct. 29

Notice of Judicial Recruitment Workshop -Sept. 25

A Judicial Recruitment Workshop will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. MDT via Zoom.  This workshop will provide information to attorneys about what it is like to be on the bench, the selection process, the opportunities available, and benefits of judicial service. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to IDCourts@idcourts.net and you will be e-mailed a link to the workshop.

Save the Date – 2020 Fall New Attorney Program – Nov.13: Live Webcast

The date for the 2020 Fall New Attorney Program has been set for November 13, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and it will be held via live webcast only.

The New Attorney Program consists of an introduction on Idaho practice, procedure, and ethics. This course meets the CLE requirements of Idaho State Bar Commission Rule 402(f)(3).

New Idaho attorneys who have actively practiced law for fewer than 3 years in any jurisdiction prior to admission in Idaho must complete the New Attorney Program within 12 months of being admitted in Idaho.

If your deadline to complete the New Attorney Program would fall between September 20 – November 12, 2020, you will automatically be given an extension of that deadline to November 13, 2020, in order to attend this program.

For more information or to register click HERE.

U.S. Courts, District of Idaho Bench Bar Conference – Oct. 23, Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for this year’s Bench Bar Conference put on by the U.S. Courts, District of Idaho. More information, including registration, at the link below:

Bench Bar Conference Registration

Resolution Submission Deadline -Sept. 25

Unlike many state bars, the Idaho State Bar cannot take positions on legislative matters, rules of court, or substantive rules governing the Bar itself at its Annual Meeting or by act of its Bar Commissioners without first submitting such matters to the membership through the Resolution Process.

The Resolution Process is set forth in Idaho Bar Commission Rule 906. Resolutions may be submitted by a District Bar Association, the Board of Commissioners, a Bar committee, or an individual member of the Bar. Resolutions submitted by a District Bar Association, the Board of Commissioners, or the Idaho Supreme Court are automatically included in the resolution process.

More Information Here

Greening the Desert: Strategies to Recruit, Train, and Retain Criminal Law Practitioners for STAR Communities -Sept. 16