Comments Sought on Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure

The Idaho Supreme Court’s Children and Families in the Courts Committee is seeking input on amendments to the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure.  A copy of the amendments can be found on the court’s website at

Comments on the proposed amendments may be sent to Deena Layne, by Friday, October 4, 2019.  Thank you.

Lawyer Referral Service Available Online

The Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is available online at

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is operated as a public service of the Idaho State Bar. The fee for a referral is $35 unless the cases are personal injury, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation, which receive a free referral. LRS attorneys are members in good standing with the Idaho State Bar with no pending public disciplinary complaints and carry professional liability insurance. LRS attorneys have agreed to provide their clients with an initial consultation up to a half-hour at no additional fee.

2019 Back-to-School CLE Bundling Package – 12.5 CLE Credits for $125

Limited Time Offer – September 10th to 27th

12.5 CLE Credits (self-study) for only $125.00
Idaho Programs! Idaho MCLE Approved! Presented in Idaho!

It’s Back-to-School time for students and a good time for you to hits the books again too.  The Idaho Law Foundation and Freestone would like to offer a Back-to-School CLE bundling package to assist you in obtaining self-study credits. Between September 10th and 27th, you may purchase the 2019 Back-to-School 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:

  • 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
  • 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) – 1.5 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
  • 2018 Charitable Tax Update (2018) – 1.5 CLE credits
  • 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 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: 2019 Back-to-School Bundling Package ENDS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27!

National Conference of Bar Examiners Survey – Closes Sept. 30

Help Shape the Next Generation of the Bar Examination

The National Conference of Bar Examiners is asking lawyers nationwide to take part in a practice analysis survey. You can participate in this important study of the legal profession by setting aside 20 minutes to answer the survey at

The survey is designed to collect information on the work that newly licensed lawyers perform; the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to competently perform that work; and the technology used in law practice. The results will provide a comprehensive picture of the core responsibilities of lawyers in their first three years of practice, and will be used by NCBE’s Testing Task Force as it considers what should be tested on the next generation of the bar exam. NCBE will publish a report of the survey results early next year.

Don’t wait—answer the survey today and provide your perspective on the work of newly licensed lawyers in your state! Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to other attorneys and encouraging them to participate, too.  Thank you!

More 5th District CLE – Realty Reality Part 2 – Sept. 25 (Twin Falls)

Realty Reality – Part 2

Sponsored by the 5th District Bar Association

**In person attendance only

1.0 CLE credits
7:30 a.m. (MDT)

Twin Falls Senior Center

530 Shosone St. West (across from the Depot Grill)

Speaker:  Robert E. Williams, III, Esq.

Much more than a refresher from any law-school property course, Rob Williams will continue his comprehensive review of real property law focusing on joint ownership, liens, and foreclosure– all the basics that occasionally come up in every practice.

Please RSVP to LaNae at Williams Meservy by email, please to

Cost:  $15 payable at the door includes hot buffet breakfast, IF YOU MAKE A RESERVATION.  Walk-ins, if available, cost $20.  Make checks payable to “Fifth District Bar Association.”


Idaho Chapter of the Immigration Lawyers Association – Annual Chapter Conference – Oct. 4 & 5 (Meridian)

Third Annual Idaho AILA Chapter Conference Registration

What: 3rd Annual Idaho AILA Conference

When: Friday, 10/4 , & Saturday, 10/5, 8 AM – 6 PM

Where: Wahooz, Meridian, ID

Why: Come learn from the experts and collaborate with you AILA colleagues (and you need CLE credits)

Come join the Idaho Chapter of the Immigration Lawyers Association for its Third Annual Chapter Conference!  Friday will be dedicated to the intersection of criminal defense and immigration consequences.  In Padilla v. Kentucky the Supreme Court held that criminal defense attorneys are constitutionally required to advise their clients about immigration consequences of criminal convictions.  Never has the need for accurate advice been more important than it is now given the increase in immigration enforcement.  Come learn from the experts about how immigrants are put in removal proceedings, how the immigration court system works, immigration bonds, immigration law terms, how to analyze immigration consequences of crimes, some specific Idaho statutes that are problematic and some that are safe havens, best practices and tips, and how to do post-conviction and 19-2604 motions. 

Registration Information Available Here

Tentative panels for Friday include:

Crim/Imm 101 – Padilla, initiation of contact with ICE, terms, key concepts,  – 1.5 hours

Crim/Imm 201 – Analyzing consequences of crimes – 1.5 hours

Examining some common Idaho Statutes – 1.5 hours

Post-Conviction, 19-2604 motions, and more – 2 hours (one hour of ethics)

What you need to know about federal immigration crimes – 1 hour

Tentative panels for Saturday will include asylum (affirmative and defensive, PSGs), U visas/SIJS, Immigration Court (SLC judges, bonds, tips and best practices), Hot Topics, and much more. 

We’ll also have some meals and throw in some fun!

Application for Idaho CLE credit will be submitted.  We are seeking 16.5 CLE credits for both days, two of which will be ethics credits.  Registration fee includes coffee, game breaks, lunch (on Saturday), dinner and bowling (on Friday).

Fourth District Bench/Bar Meeting – Sept. 19

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (MT)
Boise City Council Chambers
150 N. Capitol Blvd. – Boise, ID
1.0 CLE credits

Back by popular demand!  The Fourth District Bar is proud to announce the revival of the Bench/Bar meeting and CLE series.  The first meeting will feature a veteran panel of jurists to present “A View from the Bench in the 4th District.”  The panel will include wisdom and lessons from Hon. Steven Hippler, Hon. Michael Reardon, Hon. Joanne Kibodeaux, and Hon. James Cawthon.

To welcome back the popular program, the Fourth District Bar will be providing lunch to all registered attendees!

Please email your RSVP before close of business September 13, 2019, to:

Representing a Client in a Defense of Guardianship Case (Webinar) – September 10

Presented by the National Center on Law & Elder Rights

September 10, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (MDT)

Live Webinar via GoToWebinar via the NCLER

Lawyers serve an essential role in protecting the due process rights of every defendant or respondent in an adult guardianship case. This can include presenting evidence that no guardian is needed or that a limited guardianship is sufficient to provide the protections that are needed. This webcast will focus on the role of an attorney who represents the interests and wishes of a client who is the subject of a guardianship action.

Presenters will share:

• How to protect the client’s due process rights;

• Options for when a guardian / conservator is not needed;

• How to respond when the filing asks for more protection than is needed; and

• Actions to take when a guardianship order is no longer needed, or a less restrictive order will protect the client.

This training will explore common due process concerns and substantive defenses in adult guardianship cases. Presenters will discuss how to develop and present evidence advocating for the least restrictive alternatives in an adult guardianship case.

Previous NCLER trainings on this topic can be found here.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.


• David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging

• Catherine Seal, Senior Partner, Kirtland & Seal, L.L.C.

For more information, including registration, click HERE.

1st District Bar Golfing for Ethics Golf Tournament & CLE (Coeur d’Alene) – September 20

All members of the First District Bar legal community are invited to participate in the First District Bar Association 2019 Golf Tournament. The tournament is scramble format with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. Sign up as a group or individually.  Smaller groups will be put into foursomes.  Prizes will be awarded.

2.0 Ethics CLE Credits

11:00 a.m.  Lunch & 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course

Cost:  Includes lunch – $60/person with cart or $45/person without cart

Your entry form and payment must be received by Monday, September 16.

Please click HERE for the registration form.

6th District Bar and Court Reception with the Idaho Supreme Court (Pocatello) – September 10

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

6:00 P.M. (MT)

Rosewood Reception Center

1499 Bannock Hwy, Pocatello, ID 83204

The Sixth District Bar Association jointly with the Sixth District Court are hosting the Idaho Supreme Court for an evening reception. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from and mingle with our Idaho Supreme Court Justices.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The event is free of charge.

Please RSVP to by Friday September 6, 2019