Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Class of 2018-19 Announced






The Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers proudly announces their 2018-2019 class. The participants are part of the largest class in the Academy’s eight year history. The diverse makeup of the class features attorneys from Coeur d’Alene to Pocatello who encompass an array of practice areas. Participants have pursued legal careers in the fields of higher education, local, state, and federal government, private practice, and public advocacy. Their legal experience ranges from 5 to 18 years of admission into the Idaho State Bar. Participants will meet in Boise over five sessions for this interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers. The first session will take place September 28 & 29 with Graduation set for May 3, 2019. Special thanks to the Fourth District Bar Association, the Idaho State Bar Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section, and the Idaho Women Lawyers, Inc. for their generous financial support of the Academy. For more information please contact Idaho State Bar Deputy Executive Director Mahmood Sheikh at (208) 334-4500.

Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers

Class of 2018 – 2019

Christopher S. Atwood
United States Attorney’s Office

Richard W. Roberts
Roberts Law, PLLC

Ruth A. Coose
Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office

Lisa M. Schoettger
Roy, Nelson, Barini-Garcia, Platts & McGee

James E.M. Craig
University of Idaho Office of General Counsel

Kimberly J. Simmons
Idaho State Public Defense Commission

Jane C. Gordon
Parke Gordon, LLC

Kimberly E. Smith (deferred from 2017-18 class)
Boise City Attorney’s Office

Natalie Greaves
Boise Law Group, PLLC

Nicholas A. Warden
Idaho Office of the Attorney General

Marie Callaway Kellner
Idaho Conservation League

Carole I. Wesenberg
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Chelsea E. Kidney
Idaho Office of the Attorney General

Cassandra C. Wright
Canyon County Public Defender’s Office

Alycia T. Moss
Moss Immigration Law, PC

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 For more information, please visit

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

2018 Summer Sizzle CLE Bundling Package – Limited Time Only, June 18-29!

LIMITED TIME OFFER – June 18th through June 29th
12.5 CLE Credits (self-study) for only $125.00
Idaho Programs! Idaho MCLE Approved! Presented in Idaho!

With the official start of the 2018 summer, the Idaho Law Foundation and Abila would like to offer a sizzling CLE bundling package to assist you in obtaining self-study credits. Between June 19 and June 29, you may purchase the 2018 Summer Sizzle CLE Bundling Package, Which includes a total of 12.5 CLE credits for only $125.00! You will be given 90 days to make your program selections, with an additional 90 days following your selection to view each program. Through selecting online, on-demand streaming, you will have the convenience to watch whenever and wherever.

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
  • 2017 Annual Flagship CLE – Law Practice Management: A Mini-MBA for Legal Practitioners (2017) – 3.75 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics
  • 2017 Lessons from the Masters (2017) – 1.5 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics / NAC Approved
  • Changing Perspective: How I Would Approach an Appeal Today (2017) – 0.75 CLE credits / 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
  • Flood Control, Salmon, Dams and Treaties: Regional Issues Affecting Idaho ‘s Water Users (2017) – 1.0 CLE credit / NAC Approved
  • Future Trends in the Federal Courts: An Update on Upcoming Changes (2017) – 1.0 CLE credits
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Please Note: You will not be eligible to receive additional credit for any of the CLEs listed above that you have attended or rented in the past. No refunds; no extensions; 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 SUMMER SIZZLE BUNDLE  – ENDS FRIDAY, JUNE 29!

Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Applications Now Available – Due July 13!








The Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (IALL) is now accepting applications for the Class of 2018-2019.

IALL is a highly selective and well-regarded leadership training program for lawyers from Idaho. It brings together some of the best and brightest attorneys in Idaho and teaches them leadership skills that they can use to improve the legal profession and transform their communities.

The mission of IALL is to promote diversity and inspire the development of leadership within the legal profession. IALL will bring together lawyers from different practice areas with a variety of backgrounds from all across Idaho. IALL will build upon the participant’s leadership skills and promote leadership experience by:

  • Teaching accepted and recognized leadership skills and philosophies;
  • Fostering professional relationships within the Idaho legal community and the greater community;
  • Promoting professional obligations and community service; and
  • Raising awareness among lawyers of the broad range of issues and challenges facing leaders today.

For more information, please visit the IALL Webpage, here: Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers