6th Annual Access to Justice Fund Run -June 1

6th Annual Access to Justice FUND Run/Walk on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Boise Park

We are excited to announce this year’s Lead Sponsor:  The Fourth District Bar Association of the Idaho State Bar.  Thanks to their support, and support from our other sponsors, 100% of your entry fees will go to the Access to Justice Idaho Campaign.


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2019 Award Nominations Deadline March 22

Each year the Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners presents awards to members of the Bar who demonstrate exemplary leadership, professionalism and commitment to the legal profession and to the public. Nominations can be submitted at any time, but the deadline to be included in the current year is at the end of March, with selections announced in May. The Distinguished Jurist, Distinguished Lawyer, Outstanding Young Lawyer and Section of the Year awards are presented at the Annual Meeting each July. The Professionalism and Pro Bono awards are presented at the resolution meetings in the fall.

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Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Program – One Day Sale, 25% off on March 13






SAVE 25%* ONE DAY ONLY | Wednesday, March 13, 2019, on full-price purchases online, by phone and in Retail stores when using your Corporate Membership card. Not valid in Factory stores.

Enroll or renew online anytime at BrooksBrothers.com/Corporate Membership, call 866.515.4747 or email Corporate.Services@BrooksBrothers.com. 


First time only:  Enroll at Membership.BrooksBrothers.com with Organization ID# 11642 and Pin Code# 53832


Has your membership card expired or been misplaced?  Go to step 4,  www.brooksbrothers.com/cis/corprenewal.tem 


In-Store:  Present your Corporate Membership card, temporary shopping pass or email confirmation at time of purchase.  Associate will be able to confirm your name at point of sale.

Online:  For online purchases, you will need to complete an additional step.   Note: Billing and shipping address will need to match the address provided when enrolling for a Corporate Membership card to receive the savings online.

  1. First time shopping online?  Please wait 30 min. before you create your account.  Returning Members, please sign in.
  2. www.brooksbrothers.com/CorporateOnlineAccount
  3. Create an Account and make sure to include your 12- digit membership number.
  4. Your discount will be applied at Step 2, the “PAYMENT/REVIEW” during checkout.

*An exclusive offer for enrolled Brooks Brothers Corporate Members. Offer is valid March 13, 2019 until 11:59 p.m.  ET online and by phone (for shipments to U.S. or Canada only) and until the close of regular business hours in U.S. and Canadian Brooks Brothers Retail stores.  Not valid in Factory stores.  Visit BrooksBrothers.com/stores for store listings.  Please present your non-transferable Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card, temporary shopping pass or email confirmation at the time of purchase.  25% discount is in lieu of your standard Corporate Membership discount or other promotion or discount, and does not apply to sale merchandise.  In order to receive your discount for online purchases, your billing and shipping address must match the address provided when enrolling for a Corporate Membership card.  Excludes Red Fleece, Golden Fleece, 200th Anniversary, charitable, made to measure, special order and online make-your-own Fun Shirt items, and applies to select accessories and Brooks Brothers shoe styles only.  Discount may not be applied toward taxes, shipping and handling, monogramming and engraving, alterations or personalization.  Not valid on previous purchases or on the purchase of gift cards.  If you return some or all merchandise, the dollar value of this promotion will not be refunded or credited to your account.  Void where prohibited by law.  No cash value except where prohibited, then the cash value is 1/100 cent.

Board of Commissioners Election Notice- Deadline April 2

Board of Commissioners Election Notice

Nominations for the 2019 ISB Commissioner Due April 2, 2019 – Attorneys in the First, Second and Fourth districts will be electing new representatives to the Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners this spring. The new commissioners will replace Michael Howard, Coeur d’Alene, and David Cooper, Boise.  Pursuant to Idaho Bar Commission Rule 900, the new commissioner representing the First and Second districts must reside or maintain an office in the Second district. Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar – the elected governing body of the Bar – serve for three (3) years, beginning on the last day of the ISB Annual Meeting following their elections. The Board of Commissioners is charged with administering the regulation of the legal profession in Idaho, which includes the testing, admission, and licensing of attorneys, overseeing disciplinary functions and mandatory continuing legal education requirements.

Nominations must be in writing and signed by at least five (5) members of the ISB in good standing, and eligible to vote in the districts. The Executive Director must receive nominations no later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  A nominating petition form may be obtained by calling the office of the Executive Director at (208) 334-4500 or on the ISB website at www.isb.idaho.gov.  Ballots will be distributed electronically to all members eligible to vote in the First, Second and Fourth districts on Monday, April 22. All ballots properly cast and returned to the ISB office will be counted by a Board of Canvassers at the close of business on Tuesday, May 7.

2019 Nominating Petition- First & Second Districts

2019 Nominating Petition- Fourth District

Fourth District- 6.1 Challenge Deadline April 2

The 6.1 Challenge, named after Idaho Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1, is an event to encourage and formally recognize pro bono and public service activities from members of the Fourth District Bar through office team participation. Rule 6.1 states that every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. A lawyer should aspire to render at least fifty (50) hours of pro bono legal services per year to persons of limited means or to charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations.

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Richard C. Fields Civility Award Nominations- Deadline March 29

The Idaho State Bar Professionalism & Ethics Section and Concordia University School of Law are honored to invite nominations for the Richard C. Fields Civility Award. Dick Fields was consistently recognized for his service, professionalism, and leadership within the Idaho State Bar and was known in the legal community as an advocate for civility in the practice of law. Dick received the Idaho State Bar’s Distinguished Lawyer Award in 2000 and chaired the Dean’s Advisory Council at Concordia Law since its inception in 2009, until his passing in April 2014.

In honor of Dick’s memory and the legacy he left for future generations of lawyers in Idaho, we invite you to nominate an Idaho lawyer who demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and civility in the profession. To do so, please send an email to Julianne Hall, (jhall@gfidaholaw.com), Professionalism & Ethics Section Chair, with the name of the attorney and a paragraph describing the attorney’s commitment to civility in the profession. The selection committee will also consider any accompanying information such as resumes or letters in support, though that information is not required.

Past recipients include:

2014      Hon. Mikel Williams

2015      Reginald Reeves

2016      William (Bud) Yost III

2017      Richard Hall

2018      Ted Argyle

Please note that the recipient will be selected in late May 2019 and the intent is to present the Richard C. Fields Civility Award at the Idaho State Bar’s 2019 Resolution Meeting (aka The Roadshow) in the district of the awardee’s residence in November 2019. Early selection is necessary for appropriate inclusion in State Bar Award publications.

Deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, March 29, 2019.

Investiture of Judge Nelson as a US Circuit Judge- March 29


 Friday, March 29, 2019
3:00 p.m. (MT)
The Waterfront at Snake River Landing
1220 Event Center Drive – Idaho Falls, ID
Reception immediately following

The Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cordially invite you to attend the investiture of Ryan D. Nelson as United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Please RSVP to Ari Volpe at ariel_volpe@ca9.uscourts.gov.

We look forward to seeing you in Idaho Falls on March 29th!

ISB Welcomes Program and Legal Education Director Teresa Baker

Welcome, Program and Legal Education Director – Teresa Baker

We are pleased to welcome Teresa Baker to the ISB/ILF staff.  Teresa joins us as the Program and Legal Education Director, assuming most of the duties of Mahmood Sheikh.  Teresa is a lawyer.  Her work experience includes 15 years at the Ada County Civil Division, Public Information Officer and Legislative Liaison for the Idaho State Police and Director of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel for the Idaho Association of Counties. Her volunteer work is extensive; she served as President of the Fourth District Bar Association, Chair of the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Section, Co-Chair of Idaho Partners against Domestic Violence, and President and Chair of the Board of Junior League of Boise.  The bar and foundation will benefit from Teresa’s experience and service, we are fortunate she is joining our team.  Teresa started on February 27, her email is tbaker@isb.idaho.gov.