Are We OK? Free 3-Part Wellness and Well-Being Series – Part 1 Oct. 21

The Arizona State Bar and Supreme Court have invited our members to participate in a FREE 3-part series on navigating through the wellness and well-being challenges that face lawyers today. Details are on the flyer below.

Registration is available to watch individually or as a group via the Arizona State Bar.

October 21 – Part 1: I Can Stop Anytime: Substance Use Disorder, Addiction and the Opioid Crisis – 11:00 – 12:15 MT
November 12 – Part 2: We Can’t Go On This Way: Lawyer Depression, Anxiety and Suicide – 11:00 – 12:15 MT
December 9 – Part 3: Planning for Positive Change: Strategies for Wellness and Well-Being – 11:00 – 12:15 MT

U.S. Courts Bench Bar Conference – Boise, Oct. 25

BOISE, IDAHO – Boise Centre

On OCTOBER 25, 2019, the Idaho federal courts return to the Boise Centre with the annual BOISE FEDERAL COURT BENCH-BAR CONFERENCE.   Always the most worthwhile legal conference in the state, this year’s edition will help non-bankruptcy practitioners sleep better at night (A Little Knowledge is a Necessary Thing – What the non-Bankruptcy Lawyer Needs to Know About Bankruptcy Law Issues in non-Bankruptcy Cases); give you useful information about changes in the law and the federal courts (including the impact of the #ME TOO movement upon courts, law firms and your client’s businesses); practical pointers and lawyers’ insider tips about best practices in federal court (Respectful Workplaces in the Field of Law – Employment Practices and Policies in the Federal Courts and Law Firms and an Employment Law Update);  learn about (or more about) the important world of CERCLA, Superfund, PRPs and more in a compelling look back – and look forward – at the work of Idaho lawyers and the federal court in the halting and remediation of the heavy metal mining contamination in the Silver Valley and the Coeur d’Alene River basin, a program which fascinated attendees in last month’s North Idaho conference (A Silver Lining in the Silver Valley), and learn about the art and craft of lawyering in federal court, including what experienced federal practitioners do behind the scenes, from a panel of lawyers and a panel of federal judges (The Lawyer as Advocate and Problem Solver in Federal Court – Fundamentals, Craft and Virtuosity) and join us as we honor the service and remarkable career of Judge Mikel H. Williams.  Plus, CLE credits, a great luncheon (included in your ridiculously cheap registration fee), good conversation, and connecting with old friends and new acquaintances. No wonder this conference continues to be the best CLE value and most interesting legal conference in the West! 

Tell your friends, and REGISTER NOW at the Court’s website!

Comments Sought on Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure

The Idaho Supreme Court’s Children and Families in the Courts Committee is seeking input on amendments to the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure.  A copy of the amendments can be found on the court’s website at

Comments on the proposed amendments may be sent to Deena Layne, by Friday, October 4, 2019.  Thank you.

Lawyer Referral Service Available Online

The Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is available online at

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is operated as a public service of the Idaho State Bar. The fee for a referral is $35 unless the cases are personal injury, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation, which receive a free referral. LRS attorneys are members in good standing with the Idaho State Bar with no pending public disciplinary complaints and carry professional liability insurance. LRS attorneys have agreed to provide their clients with an initial consultation up to a half-hour at no additional fee.

Idaho Civil Justice Reform Task Force Call for Final Comments

After reviewing the final report and initial comments from the Civil Justice Reform Task Force, the Justices of the Idaho Supreme Court have requested a call for final comments. Members of the Bar, the judiciary, and the public are invited to review the final report and comment accordingly. The Idaho Supreme Court will hold a final meeting in mid- to late-October to adopt the recommendations either in full or in part.

For more information, visit the Idaho Supreme Court’s website or review the summary statement here:

Bellwood Memorial Lecture – Climate Change and the Future of Energy, Oct. 22 & 23

Climate Change and the Future of Energy

The University of Idaho College of Law, Idaho Supreme Court, and Idaho State Bar are proud to announce the 2019-20 Bellwood Memorial Lecture:

Reception & Remarks

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
5:00 p.m. MST
JUMP, Pioneer Room
1000 W. Myrtle Street
Boise, Idaho

Bellwood Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
3:30 p.m. PST
Pitman Center, International Ballroom
University of Idaho Campus
Moscow, Idaho

Featuring Ken Salazar

  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 2009-2013
  • U.S. Senator from Colorado, 2005-2009
  • Attorney General of Colorado, 1999-2005
  • Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1990-1998

For more information on the event and Sherman J. Bellwood, visit The University of Idaho College of Law Bellwood Memorial Lecture.