Amendments to Idaho Court Admin. Rule 100; Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure 1; & Idaho Rules for Electronic Filing & Service 5 and 9

Idaho Juvenile Justice 2024 Regional Forum

Volunteer Throughout Idaho in Celebration of Law Day – May 1st

Celebrate Law Day in Your Area

Idaho’s legal community plans a day of education and celebration for the public to mark Law Day, Wednesday, May 1st.

Join in the annual event of Law Day which celebrates the rule of law that underpins American society. Courts and legal organizations across the country use the day to hold educational events about our judicial system. The constitutional principles highlighted through these events make Idaho and our country what they are today. This year’s national theme is “Voices of Democracy.”

First District

“Ask a Family Lawyer” Legal Clinic

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Community Center Riverstone Apartment Complex

433 W. John Loop Road, Coeur d’Alene

Kootenai County will hold a free legal clinic, this one focused on family law. The clinic is designed to help community members get answers to legal questions and assistance with legal forms such as child custody, support, and property/debt issues.

To volunteer contact Kally Young

Third and Fourth Districts

Election Integrity Discussion

Discussion on election integrity, understanding the electoral process, turning out to vote, and free and fair elections by Idaho Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Meyer, Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane, and Ada County Clerk Trent Tripple

Ada County Courthouse

Commissioner’s Meeting Room – 1st Floor

10 am – 12 pm

“Ask A Lawyer”

1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Commissioner’s Meeting Room – 1st Floor

To volunteer click HERE. Legal questions can be sent before the event to Jennifer Schindele.

Guest speakers in Caldwell will also teach high school government students about about jury selection.

Fifth District

6.1 Challenge

The Fifth District 6.1 Challenge will commence on Law Day on May 1, 2024 and run through November 1, 2024 following Pro Bono Week. Law offices may participate in the competition by providing pro bono legal services during that period and submitting the attached reporting form no later than November 1, 2024. A distinguished panel of Fifth District judges and attorneys will be convened to determine the winning office by evaluating the quality and type of contributions and number of hours contributed. The winning office will then be recognized at the Fifth District Road Show in November of 2024.

Court Assistance Workshops

The Fifth District Court Assistance Office Attorney Workshop is held at 3:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in the 6.1 Challenge. Attorney Workshops are scheduled to be held on May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15, 2024. Sign up to volunteer HERE. For more information about the Attorney Workshop, please contact Fifth District Court Assistance Officer Jerry Woolley or (208) 736-4136.

The Fifth District Bar Association will also have Fifth District judges and attorneys meeting with high school government classes, to promote civic engagement, understanding of the electoral process, and voter registration and seniors from high schools across north-central Idaho have been invited to attend a variety of local court proceedings.

Sixth District

In the days leading up or after Law Day attorneys and judges will presented at Idaho State University and participating Pocatello high schools

Seventh District

Community groups will hear presentations on various topics related to the courts and our democracy, including Rotary groups in Idaho Falls.

Well-Being Week in Law – A Well-Being Reboot!

Reboot Your Well-Being

May 6th Through the 10th

The Idaho State Bar Attorney Well-Being Committee invites you to celebrate Well-Being in the Law Week, May 6th through May 10th.

The Committee has been working with the District Bar Associations to plan events throughout the state during Well-Being in the Law Week and beyond. Join other members of the profession, the courts and support staff by participating in these free activities that will improve your overall well-being.

Additionally, we will have activities Monday through Friday where you can focus on a different aspect of well-being right from where you are. Every day you will have at least three different suggestions for activities and education.

RSVP Today!

Second District Event – May 10th

Third District CLE – May 8th

Fourth District Event – May 10th

Scam Alert: Malicious Dropbox Links sent via email

We’ve received noticed that there may be several scam emails circulating in which scammers are sending Dropbox links via email with the eventual goal of getting wire transfers for settlement funds.

Reminder: Never click on suspicious links sent to you via email. If you are unsure whether or not a link is legitimate, call the supposed sender to confirm.

In particular, an email that proclaims to be from Britney Jacobs from Shoshone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with a link to an “updated contract” was not sent by Ms. Jacobs and should not be opened.

Rule Amendments and Orders from the Idaho Supreme Court – Effective July 1, 2024

Comments Sought on Idaho Juvenile Rule 20. Release from State Custody (J.C.A.)

The Idaho Supreme Court’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee is seeking input on proposed amendments to Idaho Juvenile Rule 20, Release from State Custody (J.C.A.).  A copy of the proposed amendments can be found on the Court’s website.  Please send your comments to Deena Layne, by Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Fourth District Law Day – May 1st

Notice of Judicial Recruitment Workshop – April 9th

A Judicial Recruitment Workshop will be held April 9, 2024 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. PDT 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.

University of Idaho College of Law Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution Training – May 13-17, 2024