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Celebrate Constitution Day September 15th!

Constitution Day CLE: Constitutional Rights: Balancing History, Liberty, and the Common Good (Boise)

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation and Attorneys for Civic Education

Friday, September 15, 2023

12:00 – 1:30 pm (MT)

Idaho State Capitol Lincoln Auditorium – Garden Level

*Live Webcast Available

1.5 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics (pending)

*This conversation is open to attorneys, teachers, students, the media, and members of the public for attendance in person or via live webcast. Check back on this webpage for webcast link on the day of the event.

Attorneys are asked for a small donation to Attorneys for Civic Education or to volunteer time in order to receive CLE credit.

Recent Supreme Court rulings suggest Constitutional rights are not absolute but determined by looking at historical precedents, public welfare, and individual rights. This legal standard is known as the “Ordered Liberty Test.”

Join the Idaho Law Foundation and Attorneys for Civic Education in person or virtually in celebration of Constitution Day as they welcome distinguished attorneys for an in-depth discussion of the origins of Ordered Liberty, how it has been applied, and potential responses to its use in answering important legal questions.


Kolby K. Reddish, Smith + Malek


Hon. Jessica M. Lorello, Chief Judge, Idaho Court of Appeals


Benjamin Plener Cover, University of Idaho College of Law

Emily A. MacMaster, MacMaster Law

David G. Robins, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Idaho

This event is open to Idaho attorneys, teachers, students, and members of the public.

Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document. A law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 and mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming about the Constitution on that day.

Attorneys for Civic Education was founded in 2013 by a group of Idaho attorneys who recognized the critical importance of civic education in Idaho’s schools. Uniting ACE members is a common vision: to increase and sustain opportunities for civic education in Idaho’s schools and ensure the Idaho youth have a solid understanding of the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Through outreach, fundraising, and other activities, ACE is committed to supporting quality civic education for Idaho’s young people. More information about ACE can be found at attorneysforciviceducation.org.

The Idaho Law Foundation is the charitable arm of the Idaho State Bar. As a program of the Foundation, Law Related Education is a statewide civic education program that works to enhance public understanding of the legal system and bring together attorneys and teachers to help students of all ages understand the role of law in a democratic society. For more information, visit idaholawfoundation.org.

7th District Citizens’ Law Academy

Fall 2023 Class

The Seventh District Bar Association of the Idaho State Bar is pleased to announce and open the
application process to accept students for this year’s 2023 Citizens’ Law Academy (CLA).
The CLA is an adult education program offered free to attendees and is coordinated by the Idaho
Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program in collaboration with our Seventh District Bar
Association, which includes the following ten (10) counties: Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Custer,
Jefferson, Madison, Clark, Fremont, Lemhi, and Teton Counties. The purpose of the CLA is to
educate others about their rights under the law, discover what lawyers do and how they serve the
public, and understand how the judicial system works.
The CLA is open to anyone eighteen (18) years or older who has a high level of interest in our
program. All applicants must fill out an application. Typically, thirty-five (35) people participate in
the Academy each year. The CLA program itself is staffed by volunteers from the legal
community. This year’s presenters include:

  1. Wendy Horman, Idaho House of Representatives – District 30, Seat B;
  2. Honorable Dane H. Watkins, Jr., Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge;
  3. Tammie Whyte, Seventh Judicial District Trial Court Administrator;
  4. Honorable Molly J. Huskey, Idaho Court of Appeals Judge;
  5. Honorable Gregory W. Moeller, Idaho Supreme Court Justice;
  6. Honorable Michelle R. Mallard, Bonneville County Magistrate Judge;
  7. Curtis Smith, attorney at Smith Woolf Anderson & Wilkinson;
  8. H. Alayne Bean, Seventh Judicial District Deputy Trial Court Administrator; and
  9. Challis A. McNally, attorney at Parsons Behle & Latimer

The classes will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The classes begin
on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, and will continue each Wednesday thereafter (no class will be
held on September 27, 2023) for a total of seven (7) classes, with the last class being held on
October 25, 2023. Because space is limited, participants are expected to attend all seven classes.
Refreshments are served after each class.

This is an exclusive and unique experience to learn from and discuss legal matters with some of the
most prominent judges and attorneys in the State of Idaho. All citizens of the 10 counties within the
Seventh Judicial District are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply to this Fall’s Academy is

Friday, August 18, 2023.

If you have any questions or are interested in attending or applying for this year’s Academy, please
contact the 7th District Bar Association officers by email: 7thdba.idaho@gmail.com.