Volunteer Throughout Idaho in Celebration of Law Day – May 1st

Celebrate Law Day in Your Area

Idaho’s legal community plans a day of education and celebration for the public to mark Law Day, Wednesday, May 1st.

Join in the annual event of Law Day which celebrates the rule of law that underpins American society. Courts and legal organizations across the country use the day to hold educational events about our judicial system. The constitutional principles highlighted through these events make Idaho and our country what they are today. This year’s national theme is “Voices of Democracy.”

First District

“Ask a Family Lawyer” Legal Clinic

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Community Center Riverstone Apartment Complex

433 W. John Loop Road, Coeur d’Alene

Kootenai County will hold a free legal clinic, this one focused on family law. The clinic is designed to help community members get answers to legal questions and assistance with legal forms such as child custody, support, and property/debt issues.

To volunteer contact Kally Young

Third and Fourth Districts

Election Integrity Discussion

Discussion on election integrity, understanding the electoral process, turning out to vote, and free and fair elections by Idaho Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Meyer, Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane, and Ada County Clerk Trent Tripple

Ada County Courthouse

Commissioner’s Meeting Room – 1st Floor

10 am – 12 pm

“Ask A Lawyer”

1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Commissioner’s Meeting Room – 1st Floor

To volunteer click HERE. Legal questions can be sent before the event to Jennifer Schindele.

Guest speakers in Caldwell will also teach high school government students about about jury selection.

Fifth District

6.1 Challenge

The Fifth District 6.1 Challenge will commence on Law Day on May 1, 2024 and run through November 1, 2024 following Pro Bono Week. Law offices may participate in the competition by providing pro bono legal services during that period and submitting the attached reporting form no later than November 1, 2024. A distinguished panel of Fifth District judges and attorneys will be convened to determine the winning office by evaluating the quality and type of contributions and number of hours contributed. The winning office will then be recognized at the Fifth District Road Show in November of 2024.

Court Assistance Workshops

The Fifth District Court Assistance Office Attorney Workshop is held at 3:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in the 6.1 Challenge. Attorney Workshops are scheduled to be held on May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15, 2024. Sign up to volunteer HERE. For more information about the Attorney Workshop, please contact Fifth District Court Assistance Officer Jerry Woolley or (208) 736-4136.

The Fifth District Bar Association will also have Fifth District judges and attorneys meeting with high school government classes, to promote civic engagement, understanding of the electoral process, and voter registration and seniors from high schools across north-central Idaho have been invited to attend a variety of local court proceedings.

Sixth District

In the days leading up or after Law Day attorneys and judges will presented at Idaho State University and participating Pocatello high schools

Seventh District

Community groups will hear presentations on various topics related to the courts and our democracy, including Rotary groups in Idaho Falls.