2019 Denton Darrington Annual Lecture – February 27

 

 

 

The University of Idaho College of Law, Idaho Supreme Court, and Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation invite you to attend the 2019 Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government.

We are pleased to welcome Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady as the keynote speaker for the Darrington Lecture on Wednesday, February 27th in Boise.  All events are free and open to the public.  A livestream of the event is available.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
“Civility, Humility, and Interbranch Relations”
Delivered by Chief Justice Canady
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. MST
Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium

About Chief Justice Canady
Chief Justice Canady has served on the Florida Supreme Court since 2008. In March 2018, he was elected by his colleagues to a second term as Chief Justice, having served previously from July 2010 through June 2012. Prior to serving on the Court, Justice Canady served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives, followed by four terms in the United States House of Representatives.  Read his full biography here.

About the Darrington Lectures
The Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government is sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law, Idaho Supreme Court, and Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation. The lecture series is designed to address a wide range of topics related to the improved administration of justice and features national, state, and regional speakers to address Idaho citizens, students, and officials from all three branches of government.

For more details about the 2019 event and to view past Darrington Lecture programs, visit the University of Idaho College of Law website.

Ada County Courthouse Open Today

PRESS RELEASE RE: OPEN COURTHOUSE

The Ada County Courthouse will be open today (December 5, 2018) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some false rumors are circulating that the courthouse will be closed due to the National Day of Mourning. We issue this press release to clarify that Wednesday, December 5, 2018, is a normal working day for the state court system, including the Ada County Courthouse. We will be here to serve the public.

Any summoned jurors or persons scheduled for court should appear as ordered.

District Court
Fourth Judicial District
State of Idaho
(208) 287-7500

2019 Licensing Deadline February 1

The 2019 licensing deadline is February 1, 2019.  Payments not physically received in the Idaho State Bar Office by the deadline must be accompanied by the licensing late fee:  $100 for active and house counsel members; $25 for inactive, senior and emeritus members.  Please note that postmarks do not qualify as meeting the deadline.  The street address for overnight deliveries is 525 W. Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. Attorneys who have not paid are encouraged to use Online Licensing Renewal. Questions may be directed to the Licensing Department at (208) 334-4500.

2018 Year End Season of Thanks Bundling Package – Available until Dec. 14!

2018 Year End Season of Thanks Bundling Package

Offered by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. and Abila

LIMITED TIME OFFER – November 19th through December 14th
10.0 CLE credits (self-study) for only $200.00
Idaho Programs! Idaho MCLE Approved! Presented in Idaho!

With the start of the season of thanks and the end of the year fast approaching, the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. and Abila would like to assist you in getting self-study credits. Between November 19th and December 14th, you may purchase the Year End Season of Thanks Bundling Package, which includes 10.0 CLE credits for only $200! 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!

As part of the bundling package, we are pleased to offer the following programs presented by high caliber, knowledgeable legal professionals:

  • 2018 Annual Flagship CLE – Legal Malpractice Coverage (2018) – 4.0 CLE credits of which 2.0 is Ethics
  • 2018 Charitable Tax Update (2018) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • 2018 Idaho Legislative Review (2018) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • 2018 Lessons from the Masters (2018) – 1.25 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Arbitration Law and Practice (2018) – 1.75 CLE credits
  • Ethics and Practical Issues in Dealing with Persons with a Developmental Disability (2017) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 0.75 is Ethics / NAC Approved
  • Everything a Lawyer Needs to Know About Appeal Bonds (2018) – 1.25 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Adoption Case (2017) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Construction Law Case (2018) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Divorce Case (2018) – 1.75 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Immigration Case (2018) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • How to Settle Any Case Using Mediation: Insights from the Mediators’ Perspective (2018) – 1.25 CLE credits
  • Immigration Law Practice (2018) – 3.0 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics
  • LGBTQ and the MeToo Movement: The Modern Civil Rights Movement (2018) – 2.0 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics
  • Understanding the Needs of the Military Population in the Criminal Justice System (2017) – 2.0 CLE credits of which 0.25 is Ethics / NAC Approved

Please NoteYou will not be eligible to receive additional credit for the CLEs listed above you have attended or rented 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: 2018 YEAR END SEASON OF THANKS BUNDLING PACKAGEENDS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14!

South-Central Idaho attorneys & judge receive awards at the Fifth District Bar Annual Resolution Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 7, 2018-The Idaho State Bar will present two awards to South-Central Idaho attorneys and will recognize one judge at the Fifth District Bar Annual Resolution Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 8. The meeting will be held at Blue Lakes Country Club, 1940 Blue Lakes Grade in Twin Falls, beginning at 6:00 pm.

  • Leon Smith of Twin Falls will receive the Professionalism Award. He will be celebrating 50 years as an Idaho attorney in 2019. The Washburn University graduate is a former Idaho legislator, former Idaho Transportation Board chairman, former mayor of Twin Falls and former prosecutor for Twin Falls County. Mr. Smith is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce, past Board President of YMCA Twin Falls and volunteer for the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands. He has mentored children in the Magic Valley’s Mentor Program designed for children with a parent in prison.

The Idaho State Bar Professionalism Awards are given to at least one attorney in each of Idaho’s seven judicial districts who has engaged in extraordinary activity in his or her community, in the state, or in the profession, which reflects the highest standards of professionalism.

  • Former Ketchum Mayor Edward Simon will be receiving the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award. He was nominated for his tireless legal work on a custody case involving a mother and five children. He ranks the case as his most rewarding and keeps a photograph of the family in his office to remind him of the experience. Mr. Simon graduated from New York University School of Law and has been admitted to practice law in Idaho for 40 years.

The Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Awards are presented to the person(s) from each judicial district that have donated extraordinary time and effort to help clients who are unable to pay for services.

  • The Honorable Thomas H. Borresen will be recognized by the Bar for his dedication and service as a Magistrate Judge in Jerome County. Judge Borresen retired earlier this year. A graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, Judge Borresen was admitted into the Idaho State Bar in 1975.

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Southeastern Idaho attorneys receive awards at the Sixth District Bar Annual Resolution Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 7, 2018-The Idaho State Bar will recognize three Southeastern Idaho attorneys at the Sixth District Bar Annual Resolution Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 8. The meeting will be held at Juniper Hills Country Club, 6600 Bannock Highway in Pocatello, beginning at Noon.

  • Albert Matsuura will receive the Professionalism Award posthumously. Mr. Matsuura passed away in August 2018. Former Idaho State Bar President Kent Higgins had notified Mr. Matsuura of this recognition in May 2018. Prior to his death, Mr. Matsuura was the managing partner of Goicoechea Law Offices in Pocatello. He was past president of the Sixth District Bar Association and past chairperson of the Bar’s Workers Compensation Section. In 2010, he was bestowed the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association’s Walter H. Bithell Professionalism Award. A University of Idaho College of Law graduate, Mr. Matsurra was admitted to practice law in Idaho in 1985.

The Idaho State Bar Professionalism Awards are given to at least one attorney in each of Idaho’s seven judicial districts who has engaged in extraordinary activity in his or her community, in the state, or in the profession, which reflects the highest standards of professionalism.

  • Jared A. Steadman will receive the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award. Steadman has worked for Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho for the last three years and he credits his company’s commitment to community service as one of the main reasons he donates his time to legal causes. Mr. Steadman is active with the Sixth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. He keeps at least one CASA case open at all times and takes on other pro bono matters when the need arises. Mr. Steadman graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law and was admitted to practice law in Idaho in 2007.

The Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Awards are presented to the person(s) from each judicial district that have donated extraordinary time and effort to help clients who are unable to pay for services.

  • Retired Pocatello attorney Archibald W. Service will be recognized for his 65 year anniversary of admission into the Idaho State Bar. He was admitted to practice law on October 5, 1953. In 2003, Mr. Service received the Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award and in 2012 he received the Distinguished Lawyer Award. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law.

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