Free CLEs Offered for Live and On-Demand Credit

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic many of the Idaho State Bar Practice Sections and District Bars have sponsored free continuing education courses to serve all members of the Bar. 

The list of these CLEs are below and include links to take you right to the page where you can register for the course using our online CLE platform.  You may also search for the word “free” in our online CLE platform to see a full list here

The live courses will be available for free on-demand viewing approximately a week after the live course.  Separate registration is necessary to watch the on-demand version.

Please note that on-demand CLE courses count as self-study MCLE credit and you are limited to 15 credits per 3-year reporting period.

Upcoming Free Live Courses

Free On-Demand Recorded Courses

Please Note: You will not be eligible to receive additional credit for the CLEs listed above that you have watched in the past.

ISC Order RE: Commencement of Jury Trials and Grand Jury Impanelment

The Court’s September 10, 2020 Order, as well as this Court’s September 16, 2020, Order In Re: Grand Jury Proceedings, established a standard to determine when certain jury proceedings could commence. The standard articulated was based up on the incidence rate of confirmed or presumed COVID-19 cases in the relevant county.
A primary purpose of these orders was to address the substantial health and safety risks upon all jury trial and grand jury participants caused by community spread of COVID-19 cases, while seeking to also protect the legal rights of parties.

Idaho Supreme Court Rule Amendments

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued several orders amending a selection of Idaho Rules. Please read the full Orders and Amended Orders linked below. All recent Idaho Court Rule amendments are also available online at the Idaho Supreme Court’s Website.  
Amended Idaho Misdemeanor Criminal Rule 5
Idaho Misdemeanor Criminal Rule 5
Idaho Misdemeanor Criminal Rule 9.4
Idaho Misdemeanor Criminal Rule 14
Idaho Rules of Evidence 201, 410

Idaho Supreme Court Website

Idaho Supreme Court Case Management System Upgrade Jan. 15-16

ATTENTION: An upgrade of the Court’s case management system will impact the availability of iCourt File and Serve from Friday, January 15, 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:00 p.m.

If you are initiating a new case your filings will reach the clerk’s review queue and be processed as normal.  If, however, you attempt to file into an existing case during this time frame you will receive an error message until the upgrade is completed. 

Notice of Judicial Recruitment Workshop- Jan. 14

A Judicial Recruitment Workshop will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. MST via Zoom.  This workshop will provide information to attorneys about what it is like to be on the bench, the selection process, the opportunities available, and benefits of judicial service. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to IDCourts@idcourts.net and you will be e-mailed a link to the workshop.

Comments Sought on the Idaho Child Support Guidelines

The Idaho Supreme Court’s Child Support Guidelines Committee is seeking input on proposed amendments to the Idaho Child Support Guidelines. A copy of the amendments can be found on the court’s website by clicking HERE.

Please send your comments to Deena Layne by Monday, December 28, 2020. Thank you.

2021 Licensing – Due Feb. 1, 2021

Attorneys who opted out of the paper 2021 licensing packets were sent an email with their login credentials for the Online Licensing Portal on December 3, 2020. Paper packets were mailed a the end of November to the attorneys who did not opt-out.

All attorneys are encouraged to pay online using our Online Licensing Portal. Please contact the Licensing Department if you need your licensing password. If you cannot pay online and have not received your paper packet, please contact the Licensing Department to request a new one.

The 2021 licensing deadline is February 1, 2021.

U of I Offering Law Student Assistance on Pro Bono Work

The University of Idaho College of Law is committed to pro bono service. If you are a licensed attorney working on a pro bono case or employed by a government or non-profit legal services provider, complete the Request Law Student Assistance form to request the assignment of a pro bono student to assist with your case.   Please review the supervisor expectations and scroll to the bottom of the page to fill in some information about you and your project.

Thanks for engaging law students in your public service mentorship. Please contact If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Denney, Pro Bono Director, at kdenney@uidaho.edu.

2021 Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Symposium

2021 Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Symposium

The Future of Work

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 30, 2020

The Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal at the University of Idaho College of Law invites proposals for its annual symposium, which will be held via Zoom in April of 2021. This year’s topic, The Future of Work, will focus on COVID-19’s disparate impact on women and communities of color in the workforce, as well other contemporary issues in workforce law and policy in the United States.

In particular, we are interested in papers and proposals dealing with:

  • Essential workers, including low-wage workers in the retail industry, farm workers, home healthcare workers, and paid sick leave and hazard pay as public health necessities in the midst of COVID-19;
  • The incredible growth of the gig economy and its corresponding part-time work, as well as the ramifications of California’s Prop 22 for gig contractors;
  • COVID-19’s impact on women in the workforce, particularly women of color;
  • The current status and potential future of organized labor, including but not limited to the possibility of a resurgence among Gen Z and Millennial workers;
  • The Labor movement’s support of Black Lives Matter and involvement in social justice protests;
  • The success of minimum wage ballot initiatives across the country in the 2016-2020 elections;
  • The Trump Administration’s OSHA enforcement regarding COVID-19 and other issues since 2017;
  • And other workforce law topics.

The Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal is committed to engaging a diverse community of academics in order to engage in difficult conversations relating to employment law and workforce policies. As such, we are seeking submissions from individuals with a variety of experiences and backgrounds, both inside and outside the legal field. These submissions may include alternatives to traditional articles, including commentaries and essays, both of which may be shorter in length. Quality submissions will be published in a symposium edition of the CRIT, with authors being invited to participate in a series of panel discussions relating to labor law and workforce policy during the symposium itself in April 2021.

Submission Procedure

Proposals should be approximately 250-500 words, double-spaced, and should be submitted by e-mail to Danielle Strollo, Symposium Editor, at stro2511@vandals.uidaho.edu no later than 5 p.m., Mountain Time, December 30, 2020. Please contact Ms. Strollo with any questions.

Proposals will be selected on a rolling basis, with final selections completed by January 25, 2021. Preference of presentation times will be given to those also planning to submit an article for publication. Articles will be due to the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal on February 25, 2021.

Statewide Podcast Contest for High School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director
(208) 334-4500 or cshoufler@isb.idaho.gov

To celebrate Law Day, the Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program is sponsoring a podcast contest for Idaho high school students. The contest offers students and schools an opportunity to win cash prizes while exploring the importance of the rule of law in the United States.

Students, working individually or in groups, are asked to submit a 5 to 10-minute podcast that ties to the American Bar Association’s 2021 Law Day theme: Advancing the Rule of Law Now. Students can develop their podcasts as a school sponsored project or may work independently to create their submissions. Podcasts are reviewed by a judging panel who scores the entries on content, delivery, and production.

The deadline for submission is Friday, April 16, 2021. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 30. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three entries: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

The 2021 contest includes two new elements. In addition to prizes for students, the teacher (for school sponsored projects) or the school (for independent projects) of the winning student will receive a $500 award. Additionally, students may submit drafts of their podcasts to receive feedback from attorneys who volunteer to review drafts prior to final submission.

For more information about the 2021 Podcast Contest, visit idaholawfoundation.org and click the Law Day link from the main page. For questions, contact Carey Shoufler, Idaho Law Foundation Law Related Education Director, at cshoufler@isb.idaho.gov.

The Idaho Law Foundation is the charitable arm of the Idaho State Bar. As a program of the Foundation, Law Related Education is a statewide civic education program that works to enhance public understanding of the legal system and bring together attorneys and teachers to help students of all ages understand the role of law in a democratic society. For more information, visit idaholawfoundation.org.

Established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day is celebrated every year on the first day of May. It’s designed to help people better understand the law and our legal system and is centered on a different theme each year to spotlight important aspects of the law. For more information, visit the American Bar Associations’ Law Day website.

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