Introducing the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting CLE Live Webcast Series

Can’t make it to Boise for the Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, but hate to miss out on the great CLE speakers? 

We have a solution.  For the first time, select CLE sessions from the Annual Meeting, July 25th and 26th, will be webcast live.

The registration for each session is $50.00 and must be registered for individually.  Only online registration is available for this CLE series.  Links and course descriptions are below.

CLE LIVE Webcast Lineup:

Session 1 – Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: You and Your Client – Thursday, July 25 – 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Lawyers have an ethical obligation to ensure communications are secure. Law firms possess a wealth of confidential and valuable information making them an ever-growing target of cyber-attacks. Understand what information the internet knows and how to control the vulnerabilities for your firm and your clients.

Todd Sexton, Identillect Technologies.  

1.5 CLE credits of which 0.75 is Ethics

Session 2 – Clearing Barriers to Military Legal Readiness – Thursday, July 25 – 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Idaho’s Reserve Military Component population must be prepared at all times for immediate deployment. Personal legal affairs must be in order at all times since members who are not legally ready will reduce organizational operational readiness and unit morale. This program will arm attorneys with information so that attorneys can clear barriers to legal readiness.

Major Stephen Stokes, Idaho National Guard; Justin Volle, Smith Horras PA; and T. Matthew Wolfe, Generations Law Group.

1.5 Ethics credits

Session 3 – Lessons from the Masters – Thursday, July 25 – 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This distinguished group of Idaho lawyers will showcase their exalted legal careers and commitment to public service along with best practices, tips for practitioners mixed in with memorable stories.

Hon. Darla S. Williamson, Retired Fourth District Judge; J. Ford Elsaesser, Elsaesser Anderson, Chtd.; and Charles Homer, Holden, Kidwell, Hahn & Crapo, PLLC.

1.5 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics – NAC Approved

Session 4 – Can I Get This Tweet Admitted? Evidentiary Issues in the Digital Age – Friday, July 26 – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The popularity of social media and other digital media in society has resulted in an increase in issues involving the admissibility of their content in court. This panel will examine the challenges associated with the admission of digital evidence under current evidentiary rules, how some courts have tried to address those challenges, and practice tips for admitting or contesting the admission of digital evidence.

Hon. Jennifer L.K. Haemmerle, Fifth Judicial District; Michael Bartlett, Nevin, Benjamin, McKay & Bartlett, LLP; and Justin Whatcott, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Idaho.

2.0 CLE credits – NAC Approved

Session 5 – A View from the Appellate Bench in Idaho – Friday, July 26 – 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

A discussion of practice tips and observations from a few of Idaho’s newest and distinguished appellate court members.

Hon. G. Richard Bevan, Idaho Supreme Court; Hon. Gregory W. Moeller, Idaho Supreme Court; and Hon. Jessica M. Lorello, Idaho Court of Appeals.

1.5 CLE credits – NAC Approved

Session 6 – Technology and a New Generation: How Progress Affects Professional Responsibility – Friday, July 26 – 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Technological advances, including social media, and generation shifts in the workforce of the legal profession have brought changes and challenges. These shifts impact areas of professional identity, ethics and the professional rules of conduct. This program will offer potential solutions and ways to address them.

Prof. Brenda Bauges, Concordia University School of Law; and Prof. Summer Chandler, Concordia University School of Law.

2.0 Ethics credits – NAC Approved

Visit the Annual Meeting website for more information.

FBA Tri-State Seminar- September 26-28

Registration is now open for the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) Tri-State conference, which is being hosted by the Idaho Chapter this year.  The FBA’s Tri-State Conference is an annual seminar, which rotates among Sun Valley, Idaho; Park City, Utah; and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was started fifteen years ago by then Chief Judges Dee Benson (Utah), Bill Downes (Wyoming), and Lynn Winmill (Idaho).   The conference addresses a wide range of timely topics with the objective of discussing issues that affect western states, providing opportunities for the FBA members of the three chapters to meet fellow federal practitioners, federal judges and other dignitaries in an informal setting.  This year 16 federal judges and court executives will be in attendance. 

Program Agenda
Registration form

We look forward to seeing you in Sun Valley.  Please contact Susie Headlee at (208) 867-8169, or sheadlee@parsonsbehle.com if you have any questions.

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