Last Mobile Monday Session is November 25!

Mondays in November – via teleseminar
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PT)
1.0 CLE Credit per session
$35.00 per session

Join the Idaho Law Foundation every Monday in November for the Mobile Monday CLE Series. The series provides an outlet for distinguished Idaho practitioners and jurists 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. Traveling? No problem – join us from the hotel lobby or airport lounge. All you need is a telephone and one hour to experience this continuing legal education opportunity.

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

Monday, November 25: Considerations for Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards – Cathy R. Silak, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP – NAC – .5 Ethics

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.

Essayists Needed for “Democracy Evolved: The Future of American Elections” -Deadline Nov. 20

The University of Idaho College of Law ​Idaho Law Review ​ is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a special symposium volume entitled “Democracy Evolved: The Future of American Elections.” 

Select essays from this symposium volume will be presented at a symposium conference co-sponsored by the ​Idaho Law Review ​ and the University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research.

We invite submissions in the form of a short essay, 5 to 15 manuscript pages in length, that engage the following thought-experiment. 

In 1870, the 15th Amendment was ratified, formally prohibiting vote denial on the basis of race. In 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting vote denial on the basis of sex. In the 1960s, the Supreme Court established the one-person-one-vote-principle and Congress enacted the Voting Rights Act. In 2000, the Supreme Court decided the presidential election in Bush v. Gore. In 2016, the country experienced one of the most controversial and polarizing elections in modern history. On the eve of the 2020 election, we examine American democracy and ask: where are we now, and where might we be – 4 years, 20 years, 50 years, 100 years, or even 150 years from now?

Your submission can focus on any aspect of the American electoral system and adopt any time horizon. Our goal is to facilitate a robust discussion addressing a range of issues concerning national, state, and local elections and reflecting a diversity of viewpoints from across the political and ideological spectrum. We encourage authors to “think big” and offer bold new visions of electoral rules and institutions that illuminate the national debate at this critical moment in the evolution of American democracy.

We plan to publish a rich collection of essays in our symposium volume and invite some authors to present their essays at the symposium conference on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho.

If you are interested in participating, please submit a one-page abstract of your proposed essay to Sydney Sears, Chief Symposium Editor, ​sear8303@vandals.uidaho.edu​, and Audrey Thorne, Symposium Editor, ​thor9144@vandals.uidaho.edu  as soon as possible, but no later than November 20, 2019. 

Free Web Event – Planning for Positive Change: Strategies for Wellness and Well-Being – Dec. 9

The Arizona State Bar and Supreme Court have invited our members to participate in a FREE 3-part series on navigating through the wellness and well-being challenges that face lawyers today. These classes are available via webcast from the Arizona Bar. Part 3 will take place on December 9th.

Details are on the flyer below.

Registration is available to watch individually or as a group via the Arizona State Bar.

October 21 – Part 1: I Can Stop Anytime: Substance Use Disorder, Addiction and the Opioid Crisis – 11:00 – 12:15 MT
November 12 – Part 2: We Can’t Go On This Way: Lawyer Depression, Anxiety and Suicide – 10:00 – 11:15 MT
December 9 – Part 3: Planning for Positive Change: Strategies for Wellness and Well-Being – 10:00 – 11:15 MT

U.S. Courts Bench Bar Conference – Boise, Oct. 25

BOISE, IDAHO – Boise Centre

On OCTOBER 25, 2019, the Idaho federal courts return to the Boise Centre with the annual BOISE FEDERAL COURT BENCH-BAR CONFERENCE.   Always the most worthwhile legal conference in the state, this year’s edition will help non-bankruptcy practitioners sleep better at night (A Little Knowledge is a Necessary Thing – What the non-Bankruptcy Lawyer Needs to Know About Bankruptcy Law Issues in non-Bankruptcy Cases); give you useful information about changes in the law and the federal courts (including the impact of the #ME TOO movement upon courts, law firms and your client’s businesses); practical pointers and lawyers’ insider tips about best practices in federal court (Respectful Workplaces in the Field of Law – Employment Practices and Policies in the Federal Courts and Law Firms and an Employment Law Update);  learn about (or more about) the important world of CERCLA, Superfund, PRPs and more in a compelling look back – and look forward – at the work of Idaho lawyers and the federal court in the halting and remediation of the heavy metal mining contamination in the Silver Valley and the Coeur d’Alene River basin, a program which fascinated attendees in last month’s North Idaho conference (A Silver Lining in the Silver Valley), and learn about the art and craft of lawyering in federal court, including what experienced federal practitioners do behind the scenes, from a panel of lawyers and a panel of federal judges (The Lawyer as Advocate and Problem Solver in Federal Court – Fundamentals, Craft and Virtuosity) and join us as we honor the service and remarkable career of Judge Mikel H. Williams.  Plus, CLE credits, a great luncheon (included in your ridiculously cheap registration fee), good conversation, and connecting with old friends and new acquaintances. No wonder this conference continues to be the best CLE value and most interesting legal conference in the West! 

Tell your friends, and REGISTER NOW at the Court’s website!