Well-Being in the Law Week – Take Time to Focus on You!

The Idaho State Bar Attorney Well-Being Task Force invites you to celebrate Well-Being in the Law Week, May 2nd through May 6th. Join other members of the profession, the courts and support staff by participating in these free activities that will improve your overall well-being.

We will focus on a different aspect of well-being Monday through Friday. Every day you will have at least three different suggestions for activities and education. This “well- rounded” wheel shows the well-being emphasis for each day of the week. There is something for everyone!

Click on the days of the week for specific activities including something to watch, something to read and something to do that is focused on an element of well-being for each day.

LISTEN TO THIS: The Joy of Movement, podcast interview of Dr. Kelly McGonigal about the latest research on why movement is so important for many facets of our wellbeing, 41 mins.

READ THIS: Reframe How You Think About Self-Care by Liane Davey. You might want to reconsider whether squeezing more into today is worth sacrificing what you can contribute tomorrow.

DO THIS: Get Moving Challenge. Peruse the Get Moving Activity Guide and pick a physical activity that you haven’t tried before and try it out this week. Inspire others by posting about it on social media using the hashtag #WellbeingWeekInLaw.

Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind. – Nelson Mandela

WATCH THIS: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude TED talk, 9:30 mins. Time-lapse photography of awe-inspiring nature scenes with powerful words from a Benedictine monk as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

READ THIS: 21 Spiritual Goals to Grow in 2022 by Connie Mathers. Setting spiritual goals helps us connect to our spiritual side and gain clarity on the purpose of your life.

DO THIS: Cultivate Your Sense of Purpose. Take a free Purpose in Life Quiz and receive automatic feedback and recommendations for purpose-building activities, courtesy of the non-profit Greater Good Magazine.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Pablo Picasso

LISTEN TO THIS: How to Be Happier at Work, 54:29 mins. On the Happiness Lab Podcast, Yale psychologist Dr. Leslie Santos talks with Dan Harris (from Ten Percent Happier) about how to find greater happiness at work.

READ THIS: Positive Psychology in the Workplace by Brad Desmond. Founder of positive psychology Dr. Martin Seligman’s “PERMA” model offers five pathways to well-being. Learn how to apply them at work.

DO THIS: After reading the article above, take the Workplace PERMA Profiler (it’s free on U Penn’s Authentic Happiness website; you’ll just need to set up a free account). Make a plan (individually or with your work team) to increase one PERMA element over the next month.

“Passion for your work is a little bit of discovery, followed by a lot of development, and
then a lifetime of deepening.” – Angela Duckworth, psychologist and author of Grit

WATCH THIS: Creating More Lollipop Moments, TEDx talk, 6 mins. Drew Dudley talks about how everyday acts of kindness or social connection can have a large impact.

READ THIS: Want Stronger Relationships at Work? Change the Way You Listen by Manbir Kaur. Conversations that encourage cooperation and understanding result in the release of hormones like oxytocin that reinforce a bonding experience.

DO THIS: Be a Joy Multiplier. Read about how enthusiastically responding to others’ good news (called Active Constructive Responding or ACR) builds trust and connection. Then peruse an ACR Worksheet created by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (yes, the U.S. military teaches ACR!) and get started today practicing your ACR skills to build stronger relationships.

“That which isn’t good for the hive, isn’t good for the bee.” – Marcus Aurelius

LISTEN TO THIS: The Amazing Impact of Self Talk and How to Master It, 1:07 hr, podcast interview of Dr. Ethan Kross, author of bestseller Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It.

READ THIS: You’ve Done Self Care. You’ve Languished. Now Try This, by Brad Stulberg. As the pandemic slogs on, many of us want to feel motivated and get unstuck. An evidence-based practice called behavioral activation—committing to engaging in valued and enjoyable activities—might help.

DO THIS: Vanquish Languishing. After reading the article above, check out the Vanquishing Languishing Activity Guide. It offers guidance on how to use behavioral activation strategies to incorporate more enjoyable and valued activities into your life to foster greater engagement and vitality.

“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and
we obey them without realizing it.” -Vincent van Gogh

Thank you to the Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) for leading the effort to raise awareness of the importance of well-being for all. For additional information, resources, and activities, please visit the Institute for Well-Being in Law website.  

Member of ISB’s Attorney Well-Being Task Force wish all of you continued health and well-being, especially following these challenging times.  If you are in need of any particular assistance, the Idaho Lawyer’s Assistance Program and its website offers resources in a wide range of areas—please do not hesitate to reach out.

Keep the Momentum Going Throughout May with the 31-Day Mental Health Challenge!

Check out this calendar for tips to make your life and work a little easier by focusing on yourself and you loved ones in the month of May.

Share Gratitude and Kindness with Others!

Easily send notes of gratitude, encouragement, and affection using IWIL’s e-card form.

If you have suggestions for activities for the Attorney Well-Being Task Force, please feel free to email the chair Julie Stomper at julie@beardstclair.com.

Recruiting the Next Generation of Judges: Panel Discussion – Mar. 30

Idaho Law Foundation and Practice Section Courses to Meet Your 2021 MCLE Requirements

Happy New Year!! 

December 31st has come and gone amidst fireworks and cheer along with the deadline to complete MCLE credits for the 2021 reporting year without paying the $100 late fee for an extension. For those members that are still looking to complete MCLE credits for the reporting period ending December 31st, the Idaho Law Foundation has scheduled multiple CLE courses with them in mind!  Members can complete their 2021 credits by the final deadline of March 1st while saving money over other CLE providers and supporting the programs of the Idaho Law Foundation and practice sections.  For your convenience the available courses through March 1st are listed below. 

Webcast & Audio Stream CLE Courses with Live Credit Through March 1st

February 4: How Ethics Rules Apply to Lawyers Outside of Law Practice – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit – $55

February 7: Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession – Live Webinar – 2:30 PM (MT) – 0.75 CLE Credits – FREE

February 8: 2022 Ethics Update Part 1 – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit – $55

February 9: 2022 Ethics Update Part 2 – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit – $55

February 14: Professionalism for the Ethical Lawyer – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit – $55

February 15: Handling Your First or Next Probate Case – Live Webcast & In-Person 9:00 to 11:00 AM (MT) – 2.0 CLE credits – NAC Approved – $65 Early Bird by 2/7

February 18: Ethics and Digital Communications – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit – $55

February 22: Brief Review of Guardianship and Conservatorship Practice – Part II – Live Webcast Only – 12:00 PM (MT) – 1.0 CLE Credits – FREE

February 24: Ethics in Negotiations – Boasts, Shading, and Impropriety – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit – $55

February 25: Lawyer Ethics and the Internet – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit – $55

In-Person CLE Courses with Live Credit Through March 1st

While we don’t have many in-person options in the next couple of months, you can get out of town and visit beautiful Coeur d’Alene while earning 13 CLE credits at the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Annual Seminar!

February 10-12: 40th Annual Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Seminar Coeur d’Alene Resort – In-Person Only Feb. 10th 1:00 pm to Feb. 12th 12:00 PM (PT) – 13.0 CLE credits including 1.0 Ethics

February 15: Handling Your First or Next Probate Case – Live Webcast & In-Person 9:00 to 11:00 AM (MT) – 2.0 CLE credits – NAC Approved – $65 Early Bird by 2/7

On-Demand CLE Courses for Self-Study Credit

The Foundation and practice sections of the Idaho State Bar also have a full catalog of CLE programs on-demand that will fulfill self-study requirements. Please note that there is a limit of fifteen (15) self-study credits per 3-year reporting period.  Visit the online learning page to search for particular topics by practice type or topic.

Details on the MCLE compliance, accreditation and attendance can be found on the Idaho State Bar’s MCLE Information page.

If you have any questions on CLE registration or need help accessing your online CLE account, please feel free to contact Teresa Baker, Dayna Ferrero or Carissa Carns via email or call us at 208-334-4500.

We appreciate your support of the Idaho Law Foundation and the Idaho State Bar practice sections!

MCLE Deadline Dec. 31st and Upcoming ISB/ILF Courses to Satisfy Requirement

For those attorneys reporting MCLE in 2021 the deadline to complete your 30 CLE credits without paying a late fee is December 31st. Details on the MCLE compliance, accreditation and attendance can be found on the MCLE Information page.

For those attorneys that still need to complete their credits, there are still opportunities available through the Idaho Law Foundation. The Foundation has five (5) courses with five (5) live CLE credits available through the end of the year.

The Foundation also has dozens of on-demand CLE courses that will fulfill self-study requirements. Please note that there is a limit of fifteen (15) self-study credits per 3-year reporting period.

Please note that the Idaho State Bar office will be closed on December 31st in observance of New Year’s Day. Please contact our office before that date if you need assistance with your credit calculation or accessing programming.

CLE Courses With Live Credit Through December 31st

December 21: Ethics and Conflicts with Clients, Part 2 – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit

December 28: 2021 Ethics Update, Part 1 – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit

December 29: 2021 Ethics Update, Part 2 – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit

December 30: 2021 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 1 – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit

December 31: 2021 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 2 – Live Audio Stream – 11:00 AM (MT) – 1.0 Ethics credit

On-Demand CLE Courses For Self-Study Credit

The Idaho Foundation and the practice sections of the Idaho State Bar have a full catalog of CLE programs that have been recorded over the past five years available for on-demand viewing and self-study credit. Visit the online learning page to search for particular topics by practice type or topic.

2021 Year End Season of Thanks CLE Bundle Package

LIMITED TIME OFFER – November 15th through December 17th
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. would like to assist you in getting self-study credits. Between November 15th and December 17th, 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 including the 2021 and 2020 ISB Annual Meeting CLE Sessions:

  • Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho’s Infancy (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First Appeal (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • 2021 Lessons from the Masters (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits of which .5 are Ethics / NAC Approved
  • Internet Defamation (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • So, You’re Going to the United States Supreme Court – Now What? (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats (2021) – 1.5 Ethics credits / NAC Approved
  • The History of Idaho in the Ninth Circuit (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition (2021) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • The Climate of Civility and Professionalism in the Practice of Law in Idaho (2021) – 2.0 Ethics credits / NAC Approved
  • 2020 Lessons from the Masters (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits of which .5 are Ethics
  • Ethical Guidance for Cyber-Crime Prevention and Response (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 are Ethics
  • 2020 Election – What to Watch for this Year (Lawyer’s Version) (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits of which .5 are Ethics / NAC Approved
  • Violence in the Legal Profession: A Study of Idaho and our Colleagues Nationwide (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • 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
  • The Life Cycle of an Estate Plan: Understanding Estate Planning Strategies and Use of Basic Wills and Trusts (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits 1.0 / NAC Approved
  • Con Law by the Numbers (2020) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • Lawyer Well-Being: What’s It Got to Do with Me? (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • 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
  • Social Media & Ethics (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 are Ethics
  • Understanding and Representing Clients Who’ve Experienced Trauma in Family Law Matters – What You Need to Know About Trauma (2020) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • Clearing Barriers to Military Legal Readiness (2019) – 1.5 CLE credits of which .75 are Ethics
  • A View From the Appellate Bench in Idaho (2019) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 / NAC Approved
  • Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities – You and Your Client (2019) – 1.5 CLE credits of which .75 is Ethics
  • 2019 Lessons from the Masters (2019) – 1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics credits / NAC Approved
  • Technology and a New Generation: How Progress Affects Professional Responsibility (2019) – 2.0 Ethics credits / NAC Approved
  • Can I Get This Tweet Admitted? Evidentiary Issues in the Digital Age (2019) – 2.0 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Handling Your First or Next Adoption Case (2017) – 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 Workers Compensation 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 Immigration Law Case (2018) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • 2018 Annual Flagship CLE – Legal Malpractice Coverage (2018) – 4.0 CLE credits of which 2.0 is Ethics
  • 2017 Annual Flagship CLE – Law Practice Management: A Mini-MBA for Legal Practitioners (2017) – 3.75 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics
  • 2018 Lessons from the Masters (2018) – 1.25 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics / NAC Approved
  • 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
  • How Immigration Law Affects Your Law Practice (2017) – 2.0 CLE credits
  • Judicial Independence and Integrity in These Hyper-Partisan Times (2017) – 1.75 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 0.25 is Ethics
  • Recent Updates on Parental Rights: From Rotating Custody to Same-Sex Couples (2017) – 1.0 CLE credits
  • 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
  • Arbitration Law and Practice (2018) – 1.75 CLE credits
  • How to Settle Any Case Using Mediation: Insights from the Mediators’ Perspective (2018) – 1.25 CLE credits
  • Everything a Lawyer Needs to Know About Appeal Bonds (2018) – 1.25 CLE credits / NAC Approved
  • Changing Perspective: How I Would Approach an Appeal Today (2017) – 0.75 CLE credits / NAC Approved

Please NoteYou 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: 2021 YEAR END SEASON OF THANKS BUNDLING PACKAGE – ENDS DECEMBER 17th!

*After you purchase your bundle, please return to this page and click HERE to choose your courses. It is helpful to have this list of courses up on a separate screen so that you can easily see the credits for each course.

2021 Mobile Monday CLE Series

Mondays in November – via teleseminar / webinar
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (MT) / 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PT)
1.0 CLE Credit per Session
$35.00 per Session or $140 for all 5 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, mobile device or toll-free teleconferencing 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 telephone or device and one hour to experience new ideas and continuing legal education opportunity.

Purchase the 2021 Mobile Monday Series Bundle for $140 click HERE.

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

Monday, November 1Forensic Evidence: A Review and Look at Possible Developments

Natasha Wheatley, Forensic Lab Manager, Ada County Sheriff’s Office – 1.0 CLE credit

Monday, November 8 – Afghan Allies:  A Pro Bono Opportunity

Kristin Ruether, International Rescue Committee – 1.0 CLE credit

Monday, November 15 – Forensic Genealogy:  In Search of Missing Heirs

Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Lawson Research Forensic Genealogy Services – 1.0 CLE credit

Monday, November 22 – A Perspective from Idaho’s Newest Justice

Hon. Colleen D. Zahn, Idaho Supreme Court – 1.0 CLE credit – NAC

Monday, November 28 – One and Done: The Counterfeit Pill Public Health Threat

Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., Acting United States Attorney for the District of Idaho – 1.0 CLE credit

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.

Casemaker Transition to Fastcase

Casemaker and Fastcase merged in January of 2021 and united their shared mission to democratize the law. You can now access Fastcase’s legal research platform in addition to Casemaker as a preview of the combined member benefit of the Idaho State Bar. Read more about the merger in the press release.

What is Fastcase?

More than 1.1 million lawyers nationwide subscribe to Fastcase’s legal research tools. They offer primary legal research, as well as more than 750 books, treatises, and journals to their users. Fastcase also integrates with Docket Alarm’s briefs, pleadings, and motions database and syncs with a mobile app, on iOS and Android.

Why did Fastcase and Casemaker merge?

Fastcase and Casemaker are combining to offer a comprehensive set of tools and products for members of the Idaho State Bar. Soon you will see new innovations in citator, docket analytics, and workflow tools, maximizing your bar member benefit.

What this means for you.

Currently, you have access Fastcase through your bar member benefit. We encourage you to start using Fastcase and explore the platform. To help ease your transition, visit the Fastcase Resource Library where you can access tutorial videos, register for training webinars, and find answers to your questions.

Ready to get started? Here are some next steps.

When you log in to Casemaker, you’ll be taken to a page to start using Fastcase and will be redirected to its legal research platform.

On this same page, Casemaker and Fastcase have provided more information about the merger and transition, as well as links to training resources and webinars.

Visit the Fastcase Resource Library and consider registering for a training webinar hosted by Fastcase and Casemaker, watching the collection of tutorial videos, and reading more information about the transition.

Now that you have access to Fastcase, you are welcome to get into the system and start familiarizing yourself with the legal research tools offered.

Free Webinars

If you are feeling rusty on your Boolean research skills or just want to find out how Fastcase works, there are free webinars scheduled every week through the second week of November. Visit the Fastcase webinar page for more info.

I have questions.

Casemaker and Fastcase compiled a number of frequently asked questions on this page. If you have any more questions, see the contact information for Fastcase and Casemaker below.

Fastcase Phone: 866-773-2782 Email: support@fastcase.com

Casemaker Phone: 877-659-0801 Email: suppport@casemakerlegal.com

The Idaho State Bar is committed to providing its members with innovative research solutions and we are excited to offer you access to Fastcase.

Idaho State Archives Opens New Legal History Exhibit

The Idaho State Archives opened its new exhibit, Gems from Idaho’s Legal History. Idaho’s modern legal history dates to 1863, when President Lincoln created Idaho Territory and appointed three Territorial Supreme Court Justices. In 1890, Idaho’s state constitution confirmed the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government. These branches create, revise, enforce, and confirm the constitutionality of state laws. Counties, cities, and municipalities pass ordinances to regulate local matters, while agencies and other departments, including police, approve policies and procedures to enforce laws.

This exhibit, featuring collections of the Idaho State Archives, highlights the people and places connected with Idaho’s legal history.

The exhibit will be open through the summer and fall season during regular business hours, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am-4 pm.
Photo credit: Ada County Sheriff’s Posse, Boise, ca. 1970. Courtesy Idaho State Archives, Bob Lorimer Collection, P2006-18-591.

Newly Formed Idaho Legal History Section Organizational Meeting – June 8

The ISB Board of Commissioners has approved the formation of the Idaho Legal History Section.  The organizational meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (MT) via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 2971 8670

Passcode: 008624

For telephone audio, dial (253) 215-8782

All Bar members and members of the Idaho Legal History Society are invited to participate. Agenda items include the procedure for the selection of Officers, adoption of By-Laws, and discussion for design and development of Section activities. 

For questions about the new Idaho Legal History Section, please contact Chris Graham.  

4th District Court – SAFeR in Family Law Cases CLE – May 14

A Helpful Approach to Recognizing, Understanding, and Responding to Violence

The Fourth Judicial District’s Family Court Services Office is excited to host the

Battered Women’s Justice Project for a community training.

May 14, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Via Zoom

For more information contact Rebecca Kulaga at Ada County Family Court Services.