Alert on File & Serve Maintenance – 2/11

Tyler Technologies will perform scheduled maintenance for the Idaho File & Serve website overnight on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. MT.

File & Serve may be unavailable at times during this three-hour window.

MCLE Compliance Extension Deadline- 3/1

Each active member of the Bar must complete 30 hours of MCLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, every three (3) years. Extensions until March 1, 2023 are available. The extension fee is $100. More information on MCLE Compliance.

If there are credits that need to be added to your records please use our MCLE Application Form or MCLE Attendance Form

If your MCLE reporting period ends in 2022, please remember live webcasts qualify for live credit. Search for ISB/ILF live courses on our website by clicking here.  These include webcast, audio streams and in-person courses.  To search by topic for ISB/ILF on-demand courses that qualify as self-study, please click here. You can search for other Idaho-approved CLE courses developed by other course providers here.

Out of State Reporting

Under Idaho Bar Commission Rule (IBCR) 408, an Idaho State Bar member whose principal office for the practice of law is in another state may use their MCLE compliance from the other state to meet the Idaho MCLE requirements if the attorney meets the Reporting Requirements listed below.

Qualifications. An attorney whose principal office for the practice of law is not in Idaho may comply with the Idaho MCLE requirements by filing a compliance report, on a form prescribed by the Board, certifying that:

  1. The attorney is subject to the mandatory CLE credit requirements in the jurisdiction where his or her principal office for the practice of law is located;
  2. The attorney complied with that jurisdiction’s mandatory CLE requirements within the past three (3) years by submission and approval of the required credits; and
  3. The attorney is currently in compliance with the mandatory CLE credit requirements in that jurisdiction.

Certificate of Compliance.  An attorney submitting a compliance report from another state must provide a mandatory CLE certificate of compliance, or similar verification, from the other jurisdiction that includes the following information:

  1. Confirmation that the attorney is in compliance with the mandatory CLE requirements;
  2. The attorney’s current mandatory CLE reporting period;
  3. The date that the attorney’s previous mandatory CLE reporting period ended; and
  4. Confirmation that the attorney complied with the mandatory CLE requirements by submission of approved credits during the previous reporting period.

Use our online Licensing Forms Upload to submit these completed forms.

Exceptions.

  1. Satisfaction of CLE requirements in Alaska or Hawaii does not satisfy Idaho’s mandatory CLE requirements.
  2. Attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions are not exempted from the New Admittee Education requirements.
  3. Attorneys claiming specialty certification shall comply with the requirements of the applicable certifying organization for completion of CLE credits in the specialty area.
  4. Attorneys who transferred to Active status under IBCR 306 shall comply with the CLE requirements applicable to the Transfer.

For more information, view the Idaho Bar Commission Rules Section IV.

Idaho Code Commission Position Opening – Deadline 2/14

Pursuant to Idaho Code Section 73-203, the Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar are responsible for nominating bar members to serve on the Idaho Code Commission. The appointments are made by the Governor for six-year terms. The term of one of the Code Commissioners expired on December 1, 2022. The bar is seeking attorneys interested in the position. If you are interested in serving on the Code Commission, please submit a letter of interest and a current bio to the ISB executive director Diane Minnich, dminnich@isb.idaho.gov,  by February 14, 2023.  For information on the duties and responsibilities of the Code Commission contact Andy Doman, Code Commission chair or Phil McGrane, Idaho Secretary of State. 

2023 District of Idaho/Ninth Circuit Civics Contest – Deadline 3/13

2023 District of Idaho/Ninth Circuit Civics Contest – Entry Deadline March 13th

This year’s District of Idaho Civics Contest is officially underway with entries due March 13th. Sponsored by the United States Courts for the District of Idaho, this essay and video contest is open to high school students in the State of Idaho. This year’s topic? The 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: What Should Our Next Amendment Be? Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words. Alternatively, individuals or team of up to three students can produce a three- to fine-minute video. A student may submit both an essay and a video, but only one of each. Entries are due Monday, March 13, 2023. For more information about the contest, including the cash prizes available, visit https://id.uscourts.gov/clerks/2023_Civics_Contest.cfm.