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2021 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting!

We are excited to welcome our members back to our Annual Meeting in July at the Boise Centre East!

We kick off the meeting with our Plenary Session on Thursday morning with a free CLE for all who attend. Below you will find information on the CLE courses available both in person and via webcast. You will also find information on our social events which include two evening receptions and our Annual Idaho Law Foundation luncheon on Thursday at noon. All of the award events will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel.

Please decide whether you would like to attend in person or virtually and choose the corresponding tab below for registration information.

General Information & Schedule

2021 Annual Meeting Schedule and General Information

Plan to meet your colleagues and friends in person or earn up to 10.5 CLE credits right from the comfort of your home or office!

The Idaho State Bar is holding its 2021 Annual Meeting on July 21st through the 23rd as a hybrid event with in-person attendance at Boise Centre East for those that would like to meet in person and as a live webcast option for those that would like to attend remotely. All CLE courses will also be available virtually via live webcast and will be credited as live CLE credit.

We will be holding two evening receptions. The Wednesday reception will be at the Riverside Hotel and the Thursday reception will be at Boise Centre East. Click on the social events tab to register. Please note that these locations have been moved due to the excessive heat forecast.

Annual Meeting Schedule

All times are Mountain Daylight Time.

Wednesday, July 21

5:30 pm – Distinguished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyer Reception – The Riverside Hotel – Juniper/Laurel Ballrooms

Thursday, July 22

8:30 am – 10:00 am – Welcome, Plenary Session and CLE Session #1 – FREE Session

The Human Rights Era of Federal Indian Law

10:15 am – 11:45 pm – CLE Session #2 – Break Out Sessions

Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition

Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho’s Infancy

12:00 pm – Idaho Law Foundation Annual Meeting and Service Awards Luncheon – Boise Centre East

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – CLE Session #3 Break Out Sessions

Handling Your First Appeal

Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm – CLE Session #4

Lessons from the Masters

5:30 pm – Milestone Celebration and Awards Reception – Boise Centre East, Room 400*

Friday, July 23

8:30 am – 10:00 am – CLE Session #5 Break Out Sessions

Internet Defamation

So, You’re Going to the United States Supreme Court – Now What?

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – CLE Session #6 Break Out Sessions

Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats

The History of Idaho in the Ninth Circuit  

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm – CLE Session #7

The Climate of Civility and Professionalism in the Practice of Law in Idaho

Registration Fees:

$50 per CLE Course or bundle your courses save money.

Two Day Bundle – $225

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on both Thursday, July 22nd and Friday, July 23rd

Total of 10.5 CLE Credits Available

Thursday Bundle – $125

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on Thursday, July 22nd

Total of 5.5 CLE Credits Available

Friday Bundle – $125

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on Friday, July 23rd

Total of 5.0 CLE Credits Available

Tickets are required for both Receptions and the Luncheon. Tickets are $25 each.

*Please note that the location and time of this event has been moved to Boise Centre from the Riverside Hotel due to the excessive heat forecast. We will open the doors at 5:30 pm for the social and the program will begin at 6:00 pm.

To Attend CLEs In Person

In Person Attendance for Annual Meeting CLEs

We are excited to welcome our members back for in person CLEs!

In order to provide for the safety of our members we have to REQUIRE all members who wish to attend the CLEs in person at Boise Centre East to PRE-REGISTER their attendance.

You can opt to select just a few CLEs to attend on either day by selecting the à la carte method of registration. The registration fee for each CLE is $50. For Law Students, the registration fee is $15 per CLE. You can also save money by bundling your CLEs.

Bundle Options

Two Day Bundle – $225

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on both Thursday, July 22nd and Friday, July 23rd   – Total of 10.5 CLE Credits Available

Thursday Bundle – $125

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on Thursday, July 22nd

Total of 5.5 CLE Credits Available

Friday Bundle – $125

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on Friday, July 23rd

Total of 5.0 CLE Credits Available

Note – For In-Person Attendance – You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

To Attend CLEs via Webcast

Webcast Attendance for Annual Meeting CLEs

The Idaho State Bar is offering all of its 2021 Annual Meeting CLE programs via live webcast on July 22nd and 23rd.  All courses will be credited as live credit. 

You can opt to select just a few CLEs to attend on either day by selecting the à la carte method of registration. The registration fee for each CLE is $50. For Law Students, the registration fee is $15 per CLE. You can also save money by bundling your CLEs with the options below.

The TWO DAY WEBCAST ONLY BUNDLE will give you access to every CLE session offered on Thursday, July 22nd and Friday, July 23rd of the Annual Meeting.  There are five (5) time slots where you will have two options of CLE sessions to attend.  You will choose which CLE session to attend at the time the CLE program begins.  There are a total of 10.5 CLE credits available for the two days of CLEs.

Online CLE Account Instructions

If you need assistance signing into your online account, please click HERE for detailed instructions.

The THURSDAY WEBCAST ONLY BUNDLE you will give you access to every CLE session offered on Thursday, July 22nd of the Annual Meeting.  There are two (2) time slots where you will have two options of CLE sessions to attend.  You will choose which CLE session to attend at the time the CLE program begins.  There are a total of 5.5 CLE credits available for Thursday.

The FRIDAY WEBCAST ONLY BUNDLE you give you access to every CLE session offered on Friday, July 23rd of the Annual Meeting.  There are two (2) time slots where you will have two options of CLE sessions to attend.  You will choose which CLE session to attend at the time the CLE program begins.  There are a total of 5.0 CLE credits available for Friday.

Registration for Individual Webcast CLEs

Please click on the course you would like to attend below and then click on the “Webcast Registration – This CLE Only” button.

Thursday, July 22

8:30 am – 10:00 am – Welcome, Plenary Session and CLE Session #1 – FREE Session

The Human Rights Era of Federal Indian Law

10:15 am – 11:45 pm – CLE Session #2 – Break Out Sessions

Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition

Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho’s Infancy

12:00 pm –Idaho Law Foundation Annual Meeting and Service Awards Luncheon – Boise Centre East

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – CLE Session #3 Break Out Sessions

Handling Your First Appeal

Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm – CLE Session #4

Lessons from the Masters

6:00 pm – Milestone Celebration and Awards Reception – The Riverside Hotel

Friday, July 23

8:30 am – 10:00 am – CLE Session #5 Break Out Sessions

Internet Defamation

So, You’re Going to the United States Supreme Court – Now What?

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – CLE Session #6 Break Out Sessions

Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats

The History of Idaho in the Ninth Circuit  

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm – CLE Session #7

The Climate of Civility and Professionalism in the Practice of Law in Idaho

If you would like to attend the Annual Meeting CLEs in person, please register using our IN-PERSON REGISTRATION LINK.  

Award Programs and Social Events Registration

Award Programs and Social Events

Please join us as honor our award recipients during our social events and Thursday luncheon!

We have options to attend each event in person or you can watch the live stream of each event on our YouTube channel.

Please note that in an effort to get a precise count on the number of people attending each event, you must register for all receptions and the lunch. None of the social events are included with your registration for CLE courses.

Award Programs and Social Events Schedule

Distinguished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyer Reception

Wednesday Evening, July 21st  – 5:30 pm

The Riverside Hotel – Juniper and Laurel Ballrooms

Distinguished Lawyer Honorees – Donald J. Chisholm, Debora Kristensen Grasham and Howard A. Belodoff

Distinguished Jurist – The Honorable Deborah A. Bail

Outstanding Young Lawyer – T. Matthew Wolfe, II

Idaho Law Foundation Annual Meeting and Service Awards Luncheon

Thursday Afternoon, July 22nd  – 12:00 pm

Boise Centre East – 4th Floor

Milestone Celebration and Awards Reception

 Celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60, 65 & 70 Years of Admission and The Advocate Honorees

Thursday Evening, July 22nd  – 5:30 pm

Boise Centre East – Room 400

Please note that the location of this event has been moved to Boise Centre from the Riverside Hotel due to the excessive heat forecast.

If you are attending ANY in person CLE programs along with social events, please use this button:

To register to ONLY attend social events in person click this button:

Sponsors and Virtual Exhibit Hall

Thank You to Our Annual Meeting

Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Our generous sponsors make our Annual Meeting possible. Please check back here for the Virtual Exhibit Hall to support our sponsors and for special pricing for Idaho State Bar members.

EXHIBITORS

Award Recipients and Milestone Celebration Honorees

Distinguished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyer Reception

Wednesday Evening, July 21st  – 5:30 pm*

The Riverside Hotel – Juniper & Laurel Ballrooms

Please note that this event has been moved indoors at The Riverside Hotel due to the excessive heat that is forecast.

If you can’t make it in person, join in on the fun and watch the festivities on our YouTube channel.

2021 Distinguished Lawyer Honorees

2021 Distinguished Jurist

2021 Outstanding Young Lawyer

Idaho State Bar/Idaho Law Foundation

2021 Service Award Recipients

We will be honoring the following members of the Idaho State Bar during the Service Awards Luncheon on Thursday, July 22nd at 12:00 pm at Boise Centre East. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the festivities on our YouTube channel.

Kevin S. Borger, Boise

Hon. Greogory M. Culet, Nampa

Nicole C. Hancock, Boise

Leslie M. Hayes, Boise

Latonia Haney Keith, Caldwell

Melissa Luna, Moscow

Edith L. Pacillo, Boise

Stephen Robertson, Boise

Amanda E. Ulrich, Idaho Falls

Nick A. Warden, Boise

Dr. Dennis Woody, Boise

Idaho State Bar Section of the Year

We will also be honoring the be honoring the Idaho State Bar Child Protection Section as Section of the Year during the Service Awards Luncheon on Thursday, July 22nd at 12:00 pm at Boise Centre East.

Milestone Celebration Honorees

We will be honoring the following members of the Idaho State Bar during the Milestone Celebration and Reception on Thursday, July 22nd at 5:30 pm at the Boise Centre East.*

Please note the new time and location for this event. It will be held indoors at Boise Centre East due to the excessive heat that is forecast.

If you can’t make it in person, join in on the fun and watch the festivities on our YouTube channel.

70 Years: Admitted in 1951

James Charles Blanton, Boise, ID

65 Years: Admitted in 1956

Bert L. Poole, Boise, ID

Eldon “Robert” Bakes, Eagle, ID

60 Years: Admitted in 1961

Neal M. Newhouse, Boise, ID

50 Years: Admitted in 1971

Allen Vernon Bowles, Moscow, ID

Charles P. Brumbach, Rochester, MN

Charles Winton Fawcett, Boise, ID

D. “Blair” Clark, Boise, ID

David Henry Leroy, Boise, ID

David Bruce Lincoln, Boise, ID

Donald Ray Barker, Moscow, ID

Dwight E. Baker, Blackfoot, ID

Edward Duane Ahrens, Boise, ID

Frederick Hamilton Snook, Salmon, ID

Gary Alvan Finney, Sandpoint, ID

Gaylon Rich Andrus, Rexburg, ID

Gene Delmond Reneau, Aztec, NM

Hon. Don L. Harding, Soda Springs, ID

Howard Ray Foley, Meridian, ID

James Garrison Reid, Boise, ID

James S. Underwood, Monticello, FL

James D. Williams, Boise, ID

John “Mike” Brassey, Boise, ID

John Franklin Croner, Boise, ID

John Foy Varin, Boise, ID

Jonathan West Cottrell, Sandpoint, ID

Mark Symington Geston, Boise, ID

Michael M. Anderson, Belgrade, MT

Michael J. Verbillis, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Peter C. Jenkins, Prescott, AZ

Richard L. Harris, Caldwell, ID

Robert M. Harwood, Ketchum, ID

Robert Manning Nielsen Rupert, ID

Ronald Dale Schilling, Meridian, ID

Terrence Roy White, Nampa, ID

Thomas M. Vasseur, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Vernon K. Smith, Boise, ID

Honoring 40 Years: Admitted in 1981

Honoring 25 Years: Admitted in 1996

The Advocate Awards

We will also be honoring the following organizations and authors for their outstanding contributions to The Advocate in 2020.

Best Issue Sponsor

Idaho Women Lawyers & Idaho Legal History Society Co-Sponsorship, November/December 2020 Issue

Best Article

Women’s Suffrage and the Pandemic of 1918” by Christopher P. Graham & Lucy Murphy November/December 2020 Issue

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME AND LOCATION OF THESE EVENTS AS THEY HAVE BEEN MOVED INDOORS DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE HEAT THAT IS PREDICTED.

Lodging

Lodging in Boise

The Idaho State Bar has reserved a block of rooms at The Grove Hotel with a negotiated rate of $149/night. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis and must be booked by Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Use the link below to book your stay or call the hotel at 208-489-2222 and be sure to mention “Idaho State Bar” to receive the $149/night rate.

Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting – The Grove Hotel

Scholarships

2021 Annual Meeting Scholarships Available – Deadline Extended Until June 25


The Idaho State Bar is offering a limited number of scholarships to the 2021 Annual Meeting, July 21-23, in Boise. The scholarships are available for virtual attendance through our webcast system as well as for in-person attendance. The in-person scholarships will include full registration, tickets to the social events and per diem up to $75 per day for travel and lodging. The scholarships are designed to provide assistance to those attorneys who, due to financial or professional circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend. To apply for scholarship, contact the ISB Commissioner who represents your judicial district or email the ISB Program and Legal Education Director Teresa Baker.

Deadline for scholarship requests is Friday, June 25, 2021. Please make sure to indicate whether you would like to attend in-person or virtually.

Thank you to our 2021 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Bank of Idaho

Idaho Central Credit Union

Fourth District Bar Association

Gold Sponsors

University of Idaho College of Law

Clio

Silver Sponsors

Custer Agency

Idaho State Bar Idaho Legal History Section

        Idaho Community Foundation

Sage Forensic Accounting

LexisNexis

LawPay

Check back here in July for special offers for members of the Idaho State Bar members.

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