Licensing Department Report

by Annette Strauser

Licensing Introduction

All Idaho State Bar members must comply with the annual licensing requirements of Section III of the Idaho Bar Commission Rules.  The Licensing Department administers these rules and assists members with compliance.

Annual Licensing Renewal

The 2024 annual licensing renewal will begin in late November/early December when the online licensing portal is opened, and the paper licensing packets are mailed.  The deadline for paying the licensing fee and completing the required forms is February 1, 2024.  Licensing not received by February 1 will be subject to the licensing late fee and the final deadline is March 1, 2024.  The names of attorneys who do not submit their licensing by March 1 will be given to the Idaho Supreme Court for cancelation of their licenses.

Attorneys who completed their 2023 licensing online will automatically be presumed to be renewing online again for 2024.  An email will be sent to all licensed members notifying them of the upcoming licensing and allowing them to choose an alternate renewal process.

Online licensing renewal is encouraged for all members.  It reduces paper, postage, and time.  Individual attorneys and firms can submit licensing online and payments can be made by credit card or electronic check.  In addition, firms can submit the licensing online and pay with a paper check by using the voucher option.

The online licensing portal will close beginning on March 2, 2024, and will not reopen until the 2025 licensing renewal period begins.  All firm renewal attorney rosters from the past year will be cleared out before the next renewal period begins.

New membership cards will be mailed in mid-March 2024 following the final licensing deadline.

Membership Information

All members are required to provide the following membership information, which shall be considered public information:

  • Full name
  • Name of employer or firm (if applicable)
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • eService Email address (active and house counsel members only)

Please remember:

  • Keep the Bar informed of all changes to your membership information.
  • Any changes to the previously stated information must be submitted within 30 days – except for changes to the eService address which must be submitted within seven days.
  • Address changes can be submitted online at
  • The mailing address, phone, and email are required, but do not use your personal information unless you are okay with having it in the public records.
  • Changes to your eService (iCourt) email need to be submitted to the Bar first so it can be passed to the Idaho Supreme Court.
Licensing and Status Changes

In addition to changes to membership information, licensing and status changes occur throughout the year.  Attorneys whose trust account or professional liability insurance changes need to update their records with the Bar.  New trust account and professional liability insurance certificates can be requested at any time.

Attorneys interested in changing status should review Section III of the Idaho Bar Commission Rules and contact Annette Strauser at 208-334-4500 or  Please note that most transfers to inactive or senior status can be made with annual licensing.  All other changes need to be made through the Licensing Department.

Licensing Questions?

Please feel free to contact the Bar if you have any questions about the licensing requirements at 208-334-4500 or  We are here to assist you with your licensing needs.

Annette Strauser

Annette Strauser is the Licensing/IT Administrator responsible for licensing, membership, and IT services. She was born and raised in Idaho, graduated from Boise State University and has been with the Idaho State Bar for 40 years.