11th Annual Indian Law Conference – March 6, 2020

Hosts: Spokane County Bar Association Indian Law Section
and Gonzaga University School of Law

Barbieri Court Room, Gonzaga University School of Law
Spokane, Washington


Idaho Law Review Symposium 2020 – Apr. 3

Democracy Evolved: The Future of American Elections

Sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law Idaho Law Review and the McClure Center for Public Policy Research

Friday, April 3, 2020  – 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Idaho State Capitol, Lincoln Auditorium

700 W. Jefferson St., Boise

6.5 pending CLE credits

The Symposium will discuss the current status of the American election system and explore issues surrounding the future of the American election process. The various panel discussions will address; American Democracy in 2020, Native American voting rights, new visions of American Democracy and emerging technologies and electoral innovation.

The Symposium is offered for $75 for in-person attendance (lunch included) and $60 for online streaming credit.  Register Here.

Questions?  Please contact Symposium organizers Sydney Sears sear8303@vandals.uidaho.edu or Audrey Thorne thor9144@vandals.uidaho.edu.

Idaho Supreme Court Annual Memorial Ceremony -Mar. 2

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick announced that the Idaho Supreme Court will hold its annual Memorial Ceremony on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the courtroom of the Idaho Supreme Court Building in Boise, ID. The members of the Idaho State Bar who passed away during the year 2019 or after the 2019 Memorial Service will be remembered at this ceremony. For more information please click here.

2020 Regular Legislative Session Information

The Second Regular Session of the Sixty-fifth Idaho Legislature convened on Monday, January 6, 2020. Click the link below for current session information:

2020 Regular Legislative Session

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho New Location – Effective Feb. 24

On behalf of USA Bart M. Davis:

Thank you for your continued working relationship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho.

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of an upcoming change in our Boise office address. Effective February 24, 2020, our new location will be:

1290 W. Myrtle St.
Suite 500
Boise, ID  83702

Please make a note of this new information in your records.

Additionally, our office will be closed to the public on Friday, February 21, as we begin our move.

Our telephone numbers will remain the same, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Connecting Tribal Culture and Courts, Healthy Families & Tribal Historical Preservation Law Conference 2020 (Polson, MT) – Feb. 27-28

February 27 & 28, 2020
Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites
Polson, Montana



Connecting Culture in the Courtroom: a Judicial Perspective of the Court and Culture Regarding the Law and the Courtroom – Presented by: Hon. Stacie Smith Chief Justice of the Fort Peck Tribes’ Court; Hon. Brenda Desmond, Veteran’s Court Magistrate; Hon. James Manley, Montana District Court Judge; and Hon. Brad Pluff, CSKT Trial Judge.  This Panel will also present Ethical Issues to consider inside the Courtroom.

Ann Miller, Chief Defender, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes – Holistic Defense and Reentry Program.

Native American Social Workers: Leon Old Elk-Stewart, Luann Kicking Woman, and Donovan Archambault, Jr. – Perspectives about Social Work, Culture, Family Preservation, and the Courtroom.

Tribal and State Efforts regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: 2019 marked a year of collaboration with Tribal, State and National Efforts. This panel will discuss the local, grassroots, legislative collaboration, and meaningful 2020 and beyond solutions to MMIW. Panelists will include: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Chairwoman Shelly Fyant, Montana State Deputy Attorney Melissa Schlitcting, and CSKT Policy Analyst Jami Pluff.

Lillian Alvernaz, an attorney for ACLU will present information about the Violence Against Women Act and Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction, as well as present on Ethical Considerations for representing a Non-Profit.

Native American Archeologists and Salish and Kootenai College Instructors: Dean Nicolai and Aaron Brien will lead a Panel discussion about contemporary issues and cases which includes  Expert Witness Testimony

Thursday and Friday February 27-28, 2020 Polson, Montana 8:45-4:15 daily

Intellectual Property Law Certification and Law Student Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Idaho State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is currently accepting applications for two scholarship opportunities.

2020 Intellectual Property Certification Course Scholarship

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the Idaho State Bar is pleased to offer scholarships to members of the Section to enable its members to pursue certifications (or other higher-level learning opportunities) to elevate their skills for the practice of intellectual property law in Idaho when, without the Section’s financial assistance, pursuit of those certifications (or opportunities) would be a financial hardship to the members.

The application deadline is Thursday, February 20, 2020.  Details on eligibility and application requirements are available HERE.

2020 Intellectual Property Law Scholarship

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the Idaho State Bar is pleased to offer a scholarship to a law student with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in intellectual property law.

The application deadline is Saturday, February 29, 2020.  Details on eligibility and application requirements are available HERE.

For more information, please visit the Intellectual Property Law Section webpage or contact an officer of the Intellectual Property Law Section.