2016 Resolution Process (aka The Roadshow)


Unlike many state bars, the Idaho State Bar cannot take positions on legislative matters, rules of court, or substantive rules governing the Bar itself at its Annual Meeting or by act of its Bar Commissioners without first submitting such matters to the membership through the Resolution Process.

The Resolution Process is set forth in Idaho Bar Commission Rule 906. Resolutions may be submitted by a District Bar Association, the Board of Commissioners, a Bar committee, or an individual member of the Bar. Resolutions submitted by a District Bar Association, the Board of Commissioners, or the Idaho Supreme Court are automatically included in the resolution process.

Resolutions submitted are presented to the District Bar representatives and Board of Commissioners for consideration. This body votes on whether to circulate the resolution to the membership. Approved resolutions are mailed to each member of the Idaho State Bar. Included in the information mailed to members will be the text of each resolution and, if available, any additional information explaining the intent and purpose of the resolution. The deadline to submit resolutions was Monday, September 26, 2016.

The 2016 Resolution Process Voter Pamphlet was mailed to all voting members mid-October. Each District Bar Association had their resolution meeting during November. Ballots were available at all resolution meetings and mailed to those voting members who are unable to attend. Voting will close on Monday, December 5, 2016.

2016 Resolution Schedule

  • Deadline for Submission of Resolutions - Monday, September 26, 2016
  • Commissioners/District Bar Association Presidents Meeting - Thursday, October 6, 2016
  • District Bar Association Resolution Meeting Dates
    1st District - Thursday, November 10, 2016
    2nd District - Thursday, November 10, 2016
    3rd District - Thursday, November 3, 2016
    4th District - Thursday, November 3, 2016
    5th District - Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    6th District - Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    7th District - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

1st District

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Best Western Plus - Coeur d'Alene Inn
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

2nd District

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Quality Inn, Sternwheel Room
4:30-8:00 p.m. (PT)

3rd District

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
5:30-8:00 p.m.

4th District

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Boise Centre
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5th District

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Magic Valley Arts Council Auditorium (Next to Elevation 486)
Twin Falls Center for the Arts
5:30-8:45 p.m.

6th District

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Juniper Hills Country Club
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

7th District

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Marriott Residence Inn
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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