Contested Fifth District Judicial Election Attorney Survey Results

2018 Contested Fifth District Judicial Election – Attorney Survey Results Here

BOISE – The Idaho State Bar (ISB) recently conducted a survey of its members on the qualifications of candidates for the contested Fifth District Court Judge position. The two candidates are David W. Gadd and Roger B. Harris.

The ISB does not interpret or express any opinion about the attached results and makes no endorsements. Of the 5,468 Idaho attorneys and judges sent the survey, 228 responded between September 27 and October 12. Attorneys were asked to rate a candidate only if they have personal and/or professional experience with the candidate.

The ISB membership passed a resolution in 2003 that requested a survey be developed for contested judicial elections. A committee of lawyers and judges developed the four-question survey and the ISB has conducted the survey for every contested judicial election since 2006.

The survey rates candidates on four criteria:

1). Integrity and Independence

2). Knowledge and Understanding of the Law

3). Judicial Temperament and Demeanor

4). Legal Ability and Experience.


Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface CLE Oct. 19 -Boise

Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West

This symposium brings together national experts on land use planning for wildfire in the wildland-urban interface. The event is appropriate for lawyers, planners, government officials, and developers.

State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium
Boise, Idaho
Oct. 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Basic Admission: $75
Government / non-profit sector attorneys seeking 5.25 CLE credits: $100
Private sector attorneys seeking 5.25 CLE credits: $125
(CLE pending approval with Idaho State Bar)
(Admission includes lunch and refreshments)

Visit the website for more details:

Bar Exam Results

A list of successful applicants is available on this webpage.

Results will also be available by telephone. Callers will be given either a pass or fail response. Confirmation letters were mailed to all applicants on September 12, 2018. Idaho does not release individual essay scores for successful applicants. After results are released, MBE scores may be obtained by sending a written or emailed request to the Idaho State Bar.

All successful applicants will receive a licensing packet to complete before the Admissions Ceremony. You must continue to update your application prior to admission with any relevant information that would change any of the responses or supplemental information in your application. Questions regarding licensing forms must be directed to Annette Strauser, Licensing Administrator, (208) 334-4500.

John R Justice Grant Applications due by Sept. 5

The University of Idaho College of Law is accepting applications for the John R Justice Grant until September 5, 2018 for the 2016-17 and 2017-2018 years. (The deadline has been extended from August 31). The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program (JRJ) provides loan repayment assistance for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years. County and city prosecutors prosecuting adult and juvenile criminal cases are eligible, (prosecutors handling child support and Child Protection cases are ineligible) as are federal, state, and county public defenders (public defenders working under contracts are ineligible).

Please visit this website if you are interested:

Email Sunil Ramalingam at for forms and more information.