New Idaho State Bar Commissioners

Voting members of the Idaho State Bar in the Northern and Central Districts of Idaho recently elected new members of the Board of Commissioners.  Coeur d’Alene attorney Jillian Caires will represent the First and Second Districts, replacing Commissioner Anne-Marie Fulfer. Boise attorney Mary York will represent the Fourth District, replacing President Kurt Holzer. The new Commissioners will serve three-year terms, beginning in July 2022.

2022 Contested First, Second, and Third District Judicial Elections – Attorney Survey Results

The Idaho State Bar recently conducted a survey of its membership on the qualifications of candidates for the contested First District Court, Second District Court, and Third District Court Judge positions. The Idaho State Bar does not interpret or express any opinion about the results and makes no endorsements.

Idaho Supreme Court Special Committee on Judicial Recruitment and Selection

The Idaho Supreme Court invites Idahoans to apply for a unique chance to shape their future judiciary. Please read the full Press Release and informational document linked below:

For Immediate Release: Apply Now to Join Special Supreme Court Committee

Special Committee on Judicial Recruitment and Selection

Comments Sought on Proposed “New” Idaho Juvenile Rule for Child Protective Act Cases

The Idaho Supreme Court’s Child Protection Committee is seeking input on a proposed “new” Idaho Juvenile Rule regarding extended foster care in Child Protective Act cases. A copy of the proposed rule can be found at the link below. Please send your comments to Deena Layne by March 22, 2022. Thank you.

Amendments to Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure – Effective July 1

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued an Order amending the Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure effective July 1, 2022. Please read the full Order linked below:

In Re: Amendments to the Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure

Amendments to Idaho Court Administrative Rules – Effective Feb. 28

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued an Order amending the Idaho Court Administrative Rules. Please read the full Order linked below:

In Re: Amendments to the Idaho Court Administrative Rules Related to Jury Service and Jury Trial Procedures

Licensing Deadline – February 1, 2022

The 2022 licensing deadline is February 1, 2022.  Online licensing payments completed after the deadline will automatically include the appropriate late fee. Paper 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 by mid-January are encouraged to use Online Licensing Renewal to avoid the late fee. Questions may be directed to the Licensing Department at (208) 334-4500.

2022 Idaho Legislative Session Information

Click the button below to view the latest information on the current Idaho Legislative Session.

Press Release: Idaho Supreme Court Updates COVID-19 Precautions to Reflect Local Conditions

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued a Press Release and Order regarding Court services. To view the full Press Release and Order, click the links below.

Press Release: Supreme Court Updates COVID-19 Precautions to Reflect Local Conditions

Order Re: Emergency Order Regarding Court Services

Idaho Supreme Court: Adoption of Revised I.C.A.R. Related to Jury Service and Jury Trial Procedures

To view the full Order, including all of Idaho Court Administrative Rules Part VI, click HERE.