New Advocate Submission Deadline – Around the Bar & In Memoriam

Effective December 1, 2022, the new deadline for submissions to the Around the Bar and In Memoriam portions of The Advocate will be the 13th of the month prior to issue publication month. I.e., December 13th for publication in the January 2023 issue. Submissions can be sent via email to Lindsey Welfley lwelfley@isb.idaho.gov, Communications Director, and should include a high resolution photo if possible.

2022 Season of Thanks CLE Bundle

2022 Season of Thanks Bundle

Limited Time Offer – November 21st through December 23rd – 12 CLE credits (self-study) for only $200.  Idaho Programs! Idaho MCLE Approved!

You will be given 90 days to make your program selections, with an additional 90 days following your selection to view each program. By selecting online, on-demand streaming, you will have the convenience to watch whenever and wherever you like!

Please Note: You will not be eligible to receive additional credit for the CLEs listed above you have attended or watched in the past. No refunds will be provided. No extensions will be awarded. All sales are final.

Your support of Idaho Law Foundation CLE programming provides the necessary resources to fulfill the Foundation’s goal of enriching the public’s understanding of and respect for the law and legal system. To take advantage of this great offer, select: 2022 Season of Thanks Bundle.

*After you purchase your bundle, it is helpful to also have this list of courses up on a separate screen so that you can easily see the credits for each course to choose the 12.0 credits that you would like. You can add the course to your bundle selection on the top right side of the course information. You will be given 12 tokens in total, one to use on each course. Please contact Carissa Carns with any questions.

  • 2021 Headline News (2021) – 6.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics / NAC Approved
  • The Climate of Civility and Professionalism in the Practice of Law in Idaho – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 2.0 Ethics credits / NAC Approved
  • The History of Idaho in the Ninth Circuit – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 Ethics credits / NAC Approved
  • So, You’re Going to the United States Supreme Court – Now What? – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Internet Defamation – Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • 2021 Lessons from the Masters – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits of which .5 are Ethics / NAC Approved
  • Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First Appeal – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho’s Infancy – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition – 2021 Annual Meeting CLE (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • 2021 Idaho Legislative Review (2021) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • CLE Idaho – The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Writing (2021) – 1.0 CLE credits
  • Handling Your First or Next Medical Malpractice Case (2021) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Criminal Domestic Violence Case (2021) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Assisting your Client with Business Succession Planning (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #5) (2020) – 1.0 CLE credits
  • Hindsight in 2020: IP Law Lessons Not to Learn the Hard Way (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #3) (2020) – 1.0 CLE credits
  • The Show Must Go On: Resuming Jury Selection Post-Pandemic (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #4) (2020) – 1.0 CLE credits
  • The Ethics of Self-Care (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #1) (2020) – 1.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Matter Involving the Sale or Acquisition of a Small Business (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • 2020 Idaho Legislative Review and 2021 Preview (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Understanding and Representing Clients Who’ve Experienced Trauma in Family Law Matters – What You Need to Know About Trauma (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Social Media & Ethics (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 is ethics
  • Holistic Trial Work: Viewing Your Case with an Eye Towards Appeal and Viewing Your Appeal with an Eye Toward Remand (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Lawyer Well-Being: What’s It Got to Do with Me? (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Con Law by the Numbers (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • The Life Cycle of an Estate Plan: Understanding Estate Planning Strategies and Use of Basic Wills and Trusts (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is NAC Approved
  • 2020 Lessons from the Masters (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 0.5 is ethics / NAC Approved
  • Ten Things All Idaho Lawyers Should Know About Indian Law and Business or Murder? The U.S. Supreme Court and Herrera v. Wyoming (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Violence in the Legal Profession: A Study of Idaho and our Colleagues Nationwide (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Ethical Guidance for Cyber-Crime Prevention and Response (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 is ethics
  • Handling Your First or Next Child Support Case – Establishment and Enforcement (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Motor Vehicle Crash Case (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • 2019 Headline News Meridian (2019) – 4.75 CLE credits of which 1.0 is ethics / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Wrongful Death Case (2019) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Technology in the Practice of Law – 2019 Annual Flagship CLE (2019) – 4.75 CLE credits of which 1.0 is ethics and 1.75 are NAC Approved
  • A View from the Appellate Bench in Idaho (2019) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Can I Get This Tweet Admitted? Evidentiary Issues in the Digital Age (2019) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Clearing Barriers to Military Legal Readiness (2019) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 0.75 are ethics credits
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law (2019) – 3.25 CLE credits
  • Handling Your First or Next Real Estate Case (2019) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • Handling Your First or Next Immigration Case (2018) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • Handling Your First or Next Construction Law Case (2018) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • Handling Your First or Next Divorce Case (2018) – 1.75 CLE credits

Comments Sought on Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure – Deadline Dec. 2nd

The Idaho Supreme Court’s Children and Families in the Courts Committee is seeking input on proposed revisions to the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure.  A copy of the revisions can be found on the court’s website at https://isc.idaho.gov/main/rules-for-public-comment.  Please send your comments to Deena Layne, dlayne@idcourts.net by Friday, December 2, 2022.  Thank you.

Rule Amendments – For Public Comment 2022

Freestone/FastCLE CLE Platform Outage Notice – January 6 through January 8

Freestone/FastCLE, our online CLE platform has maintenance scheduled to improve the system from Friday, January 6 at 11 PM EST through Sunday, January 8 at 11 PM EST. You will NOT be able to access your account during this time.   

Please contact Carissa at ccarns@isb.idaho.gov with any questions.

2023 Licensing Information

The 2023 licensing deadline is February 1, 2023. The late final deadline is March 1, 2023

The 2023 licensing has begun. The online licensing login information was emailed to the attorneys who opted out of the paper packets on November 16. The paper packets for the remaining members will be in the mail by November 18. If you are expecting a paper packet and did not receive it by December 1, please contact the Licensing Department.  The licensing deadline is February 1, 2023.  Please contact the Licensing Department if you have any questions.

The License Fee Notice – Why should you review it? In addition to the license fee information, the license fee notice includes attorney data from the Bar’s records. Please review the information provided and make any changes so your information is accurate.

Do you have a Trust Account?  Active members must complete the Trust Account Certification form regardless of whether you are required to maintain a trust account. If you are an active member of the Idaho State Bar and your primary office is in Idaho, you must certify each year that you maintain a separate client trust account for Idaho client funds or that you handle no client funds. If you have a trust account, please make sure the account is reported accurately.

MCLE – Each active member of the Bar must complete 30 hours of MCLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, every three years. If your MCLE reporting period ends in 2022, please remember live webcasts qualify for live credit. Search for live courses on our website and look for notices such as “Webcast,” “Teleconference,” or “Audio Stream.” Extensions until March 1, 2023 are available. The extension fee is $100. More information on MCLE Compliance.

Are you required to have malpractice coverage? All active and house counsel members must complete the Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Certification. If you do not represent private clients, complete the form, indicating you do not represent private clients. If you represent private clients, complete the form, and submit proof of current professional liability coverage if it is not already on file with the Idaho State Bar.

You have decided to resign from the Idaho State Bar – If you decide not to practice law in Idaho, now or in the future, you can complete the Voluntary Resignation Form. Please understand, if you resign and then change your mind later, you must reapply for admission to the Idaho State Bar, which may include taking and passing the Idaho Bar Examination. If you are unsure of your future plans to practice law in Idaho, we recommend you transfer to inactive or senior status.

Practice Sections – Should you join? The Bar’s 23 Practice Sections offer you the opportunity to meet Bar members who practice in similar areas of practice, attend educational events, and provide a chance to participate in projects and activities. The license form includes Section registration information.

Donations to the Idaho Law Foundation – The license form offers you the opportunity to make a voluntary tax-deductible contribution to the Idaho Law Foundation (“ILF”). ILF, through its programs, provides services and information to thousands of individuals, groups, and families in Idaho, including low-income families needing legal assistance, justice professionals, community leaders, students, educators, law students, attorneys, judges, and the public. For more information about ILF visit www.idaholawfoundation.org.

Licensing Questions – Detailed instructions and information are included on the online licensing portal, in the licensing packet, and on the Bar’s website. If you have questions, please contact the Licensing Department at licensing@isb.idaho.gov 208-334-4500.

2022 Mobile Monday CLE Series

Mondays in November – via webcast

November 7, 14 and 21st – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (MT) / 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PT)

1.0 CLE Credit per Session

November 28th – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PT)

1.5 Ethics Credits

$45.00 per Session or $150 for all 4 Sessions.

Join the Idaho Law Foundation every Monday in November for the Mobile Monday CLE Series. The series provides an outlet for distinguished Idaho practitioners, jurists and other industry leaders to present an array of diverse topics. The convenience of joining from your computer or mobile device allows attorneys to participate regardless of their hectic schedules or location. Still working from home? No problem – join us from your couch or your dining room table. All you need is a device to experience new ideas and continuing legal education opportunity.

To purchase the 2022 Mobile Monday Series Bundle and save $30, click here.

*The discounted bundle is still available for purchase after the sessions begin on November 7th. Access to the sessions that you missed will be recorded and offered as on-demand that can be watched at your convenience.

You may purchase individual sessions by clicking on the course links below.

Monday, November 7 – Client + Social Media = Danger: How to Advise Clients, Manage Judicial Holds, & Discovery with Social Media 
Jamie Kohls, GNGF – 1.0 CLE credit – NAC Approved

Monday, November 14: Noteworthy and Recent Cases on Ethics
Brad Andrews, Idaho State Bar Counsel, Retired – 1.0 Ethics credit. 

Monday, November 21: The ABCs of Alcohol Beverage Control Laws
Captain Rocky Gripton, Idaho State Police – 1.0 CLE credit – NAC Approved

Monday, November 28: The Ethical Part of Managing Your Stress
Jerry V. Teplitz, PhD, JD – 1.5 Ethics credits

Your support of the Idaho Law Foundation CLE programming provides the necessary resources to fulfill the Foundation’s goal of enriching the public’s understanding of and respect for the law and legal system.

2022 Resolution Process (aka Roadshow)

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.

Comments Sought on Idaho Court Administrative Rules

The Idaho Supreme Court is seeking input on proposed revisions to the Idaho Court Administrative Rules. A copy of the revisions can be found on the Court’s website at https://isc.idaho.gov/main/rules-for-public-comment.

Please send your comments to Nate Poppino, npoppino@idcourts.net, by Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Thank you.

ICAR 45-46 – Rule Amendments – OCT 2022

2022 U.S. District of Idaho Bench-Bar Conference – Oct. 28th

  • The District of Idaho will be hosting two in-person bench-bar conferences this year: October 7, 2022, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Idaho Falls and October 28, 2022, at Boise Centre in Boise. We look forward to catching up after multiple years apart!
  • This year’s conference is titled “Navigating Your Federal Practice with Confidence.” With so many changes and uncertainties at both the local and national levels these days, how can the legal profession keep up? The aim of this year’s conference is to provide information to help you navigate how these changes are impacting federal practitioners.
  • First on the agenda is a look at water rights in Idaho — both how they have been historically adjudicated and how to deal with these rights in a changing climate. Next, we’ll examine how electronically stored information (ESI) impacts discovery and ways you can avoid adverse outcomes in litigation as technology evolves.
  • After lunch, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law and nationally recognized expert on constitutional law, will review the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term and highlight what to expect in the upcoming term via Zoom. Look for your opportunity to pose questions in advance on your registration form. Next, with numerous new federal judges joining the bench in the last two years, our District of Idaho law clerks will take the stage to share chambers’ practices and how to prepare for cases with each of our federal judges. 
  • Finally, we’ll have some fun with an engaging game of Judicial Jeopardy! designed to test your knowledge of our federal judges, Idaho legal history, and new practice rules.
  • Both Idaho Falls and Boise will feature the same sessions (with just a small tweak to presenters).

  • October 28, 2022: Boise
  1. Agenda
  2. Registration
  • Pricing:
  • Attorneys – General: $95.00
  • Attorneys – Federal: $50.00
  • Federal Court Interpreters: $0.00 ($25.00 for lunch)
  • Law School Faculty: $50.00
  • Judges: $0.00
  • Law Students: $0.00 ($25.00 for lunch)
  • Paralegals: $50.00

  • CLE Credit:
  • 5.75 hours of MCLE pending (including 0.5 hours of Ethics credit) 

Pro Bono Tour 2022!