Federal Bar Association 14th Annual Tri-State Seminar Sept. 20-22

The Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is excited to announce the 14th Annual Tri-State Seminar, September 20-22, 2018 at the Lodges at Deer Valley.

The Tri-State Seminar is an annual seminar addressing a wide range of topics.  The seminar rotates between Jackson, Wyoming, Park City, Utah and Sun Valley, Idaho.  The Tri-State Seminar was founded 14 years ago by the Honorable Judges Bill Downes (Wyoming), Dee Benson (Utah) and Lynn Winmill (Idaho), to discuss issues that affect western states and provide opportunities for members of the three FBA chapters to meet fellow federal practitioners.

Attached you find the seminar agenda that includes both links for hotel reservations and registration (link below as well). A group rate is available at The Lodges at Deer Valley for $149 per night.  To receive the discounted rate, hotel room reservations must be made by August 21, 2018.

Questions?  Please contact Shelly Miller at (801) 656-5910    OR
Susie Headlee at (208) 867-8169  /  sheadlee@parsonsbehle.com


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Lawyer Representative Sought from the 6th and 7th Districts

The Judges of the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho intend to appoint a Lawyer Representative to serve on the Ninth Circuit Conference of the United States Courts for a three-year term to replace Nicole Hancock. In addition to Nicole Hancock, the District of Idaho’s current Lawyer Representatives are April Linscott, Robert Faucher, and Howard Burnett (emeritus).

Any persons interested in such an appointment should submit a letter setting forth their experience and qualifications no later than August 1, 2018 to Stephen_kenyon@id.uscourts.gov. For more information, please visit id.uscourts.gov/clerks/Lawyer_Representatives.

Casemaker Mobile App Available for Download

Casemaker Mobile app available for download

You can download the Casemaker Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store
using your mobile device. However, to use the Casemaker mobile application you must
register online. To do so, you will need to access the Casemaker website through the
Idaho State Bar website using your computer. Once you have entered Casemaker on
the left side of the screen there is an area called “My Accounts”. You will see a link for
“Mobile Application.” Clicking this will direct you to a form to fill out and submit to
receive a reference code. Please note that the reference code is case-sensitive. Now,
open the mobile application on your device. You may be asked for a username and
password or for a reference code. Your username is the email address you used to
register the mobile application. Your password is the reference code you received.

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Investiture Ceremony of Faren Zane Eddins as 7th District Magistrate -August 3






151 West 1st North

St. Anthony, ID

AUGUST 3, 2018

2:00 P.M.

  • Swearing in Ceremony
  • Brief Program
  • Reception and refreshments following the ceremony

Public Invited

Judge John Stegner Appointed to Idaho Supreme Court

May 22, 2018 18:022
CONTACT: Jon Hanian
(208) 334-2100


(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment today of veteran Second District Judge
John Stegner of Moscow to fill the Idaho Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Warren
Stegner was one of four finalists nominated for the position by the Idaho Judicial Council. The University of
Idaho College of Law graduate has been a Moscow-based district judge since January 1997 after being
appointed by then-Governor Phil Batt in November 1996. He previously was in private legal practice with the
Lewiston firm Clements, Brown & McNichols, P.A., for 12 years; clerked for the late U.S. District Judge
Harold Ryan for two years; and worked periodically for the family business, Stegner Grain & Seed Co.,
throughout the Palouse for several years. He also managed Governor Otter’s first statewide campaign in
“I am extremely honored to have been chosen by Governor Otter to fill the open seat on Idaho’s Supreme
Court,” the Grangeville native said. “I will do my utmost to live up to the responsibility placed on me.”
Stegner was instrumental in starting the Latah County Drug Court in January 2002 “because I was frustrated
with the lack of options available to me as a sentencing judge when dealing with individuals addicted to
controlled substances.” In addition, he has presided over the Latah County Mental Health Court since
starting it in July 2012 “because I was also frustrated by the way the mentally ill were dealt with in the
criminal justice system.”
As a district judge, Stegner received the Idaho State Bar Distinguished Jurist Award in 2017, the Sheldon A.
Vincenti Award for exemplary service to the University of Idaho law school in 2014, and the George G.
Granata Jr. Award from the Idaho Judiciary for demonstrated professionalism in 2012.
“Judge Stegner’s record alone speaks volumes about his commitment to the law, his community and our
state,” Governor Otter said. “He understands and has the professional acumen and civic virtue to address
the underlying issues impacting Idaho’s courts. Justice Stegner will be a great addition to Idaho’s appellate