Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors Election Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Business Meeting of the members of the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. will be held on Thursday July 18, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at JUMP in Boise for the purpose of electing directors, to vote on proposed amendments to the Bylaws, and to receive an annual report on the business of the Foundation. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you may exercise your vote by completing the online proxy. Voting will open on Monday, June 10, 2024, and conclude at 4:00 p.m. (MT) on Monday, July 8, 2024. The candidates are:

  • Sunrise Ayers (Boise)
  • Hon. Robyn Brody (Boise)
  • Clay Gill (Boise)
  • Hon. Rick Bollar (Rupert)

Proxy ballot information will be sent to you Monday morning from It will contain a link to the voting page, the voting page will include your personal login and password.

If you do not receive a message by Monday with your personalized ballot information, please check your spam or junk folder. If you are still unable to find the ballot, or if you prefer a paper ballot, please contact Shay Beckwith at or by phone at 208-334-4500.

We encourage your participation in this election.

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.

2024 Veterans Legal Clinics

Minor Guardianships CLE and Pro Bono Open House

Sponsored by the 4th District Bar Pro Bono Commission and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program

Friday, February 22, 2024
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (MT)

Ada County Courthouse – BOCC Hearing Room

200 W. Front St. – Boise

In Person Only

1.0 CLE credits

Registration: FREE with a volunteer commitment to provide pro bono legal services or $25.00

Please contact the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Director, Jennifer Schindele

BEFORE registering for this event to get a registration code to attend for free.

Join the 4th District Bar Pro Bono Commission for an open house featuring a CLE from the Hon. Christopher Bieter on minor guardianships. 

Attendees will also have an opportunity to explore the different ways to assist in the pro bono efforts of the legal community through the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Idaho Legal Aid Services, the Idaho Military Legal Alliance and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Coaches Needed for High School Mock Trial

Attorney coaches needed for several high school mock trial teams: Riverstone (Boise), Renaissance (Meridian), Wood River (Hailey), and Snake River Opportunities (Blackfoot).

Several Idaho schools are participating in the 2024 Idaho’s High School Mock Trial Competition and need an attorney or attorneys to help coach their teams from January to Mid-March.

Attorney coaches serves as consultants for teams, advising team members as they navigate the case materials and prepare for competition. Attorney coach tasks include:

  • Familiarizing yourself with the mock trial materials (including the case, the rules of competition, and the simplified rules of evidence).
  • Helping teams prepare opening and closing statements, direct and cross examination, and witness performance.
  • If possible, attending regional and (if qualified) state competitions with teams.

While the scheduling attorney coach time is upon mutual agreement between the attorney and the teacher-sponsor, attorney-coaches typically spend about 3 hours a week helping with mock trial teams. They meet with their teams once a week or once every other week either in person or on Zoom and are available to answer questions from the teacher and team members between meetings.

Attorneys can coach individually or can partner with other attorneys to form coaching teams. The Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program will provide you with a coaching manual and training videos, and can connect you with other attorney coaches who can serve as mentors for newer attorney coaches.

Contact Carey Shoufler at if you are interested or would like more information. Thank you for considering this opportunity.

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:

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