Idaho Judicial Council Member Applicants – Seeking Comments

The Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar is considering applicants for two attorney members of the Idaho Judicial Council, with terms commencing on July 1, 2023.

In making its selections, the Commissioners will be guided by Idaho Code Section 1-2101 as amended during the 2023 legislative session. The Board of Commissioners will select three nominees for submission to the Governor. The Governor will appoint the members, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Idaho Code Section 1-2101(2) states: In selecting nonjudicial attorneys to nominate for membership on the judicial council, the Idaho state bar commission shall solicit applications from members of the state bar who are eligible for nomination as provided in subsection (1) of this section and shall make a good faith effort to solicit feedback on such attorneys to determine each applicant’s appropriateness to serve on the council.

The following attorneys applied to serve on the Idaho Judicial Council: John A. Bush, Keely E. Duke, Russell L. Johnson, Daniel R. C. Mortensen, John E. Rumel, Judy Rudd, Norman M. Semanko, and Jeffrey J. Ventrella.

Comments on the applicants should be directed to: Diane Minnich, Executive Director, Idaho State Bar, P.O. Box 895, Boise, ID 83701, 208-334-4500, Please submit comments no later than June 16.

2023 Annual Meeting Scholarships Available – Deadline 6/15

2023 Annual Meeting Scholarships Available – Deadline June 15

The Idaho State Bar is offering a limited number of scholarships to the 2023 Annual Meeting, July 19-21, at JUMP in Boise. The scholarships will include full registration, tickets to the social events and per diem up to $100 per day for travel and lodging. The scholarships are designed to provide assistance to those attorneys who, due to financial or professional circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend.

To apply for scholarship, please fill out this 2023 Annual Meeting Scholarship Request Form.  If you have any questions, please contact the ISB Commissioner who represents your judicial district or the ISB Program and Legal Education Director Teresa Baker.

The Fourth District Bar, the Sixth District Bar and the Idaho Women Lawyers are also providing several scholarships.  If you are a member of any of these organizations and would like to apply for one of their scholarships, please use the same Scholarship Request form and the applications will be forward to the District Bar officers for their review.

Deadline for scholarship requests is Thursday, June 15, 2023

2023 Access to Justice 5K Fund Run & Walk

Join us June 10th at 10 am at Fort Boise Park

Register by May 18th to get an event t-shirt!

Registration Fees:

$25 Adults ( 18 and Up)

$15 Youth (13-17)

$10 Kids (12 & Under)

Interested in being a sponsor of the event? Email Maureen Braley for more information.

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event. Please contact Calle Belodoff if interested!

Idaho Supreme Court – Order for Clarification

Linked below is a recent order from the Idaho Supreme Court clarifying the effect of January 6, 2023, “Order Rescinding Emergency Orders”.

Order Clarifying Effect of January 6, 2023, “Order Rescinding Emergency Orders”

Interested in Volunteering with the Idaho State Bar or Idaho Law Foundation?

Are you interested in contributing to the activities of the Idaho State Bar and the Idaho Law Foundation? Please visit for more information!