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.