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2022 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting!

Catch Up With Friends and Brush Up on the Law

We are excited to welcome our members back in person to our Annual Meeting in July at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls!

We kick off with the Distinguished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Reception on Wednesday evening. The CLE portion of the meeting begins with the Plenary Session on Thursday morning followed by two days of compelling CLE topics. Below you will find information on the CLE courses available, as well as, registration for the social events and awards receptions.

Please note: All programs will be for in person attendance only. Each CLE program will be recorded for later on-demand viewing and self-study CLE credit.

General Information & Schedule

2022 Annual Meeting Schedule and General Information

Canyon Crest Event Center

330 Canyon Crest Drive – Twin Falls

July 20th – July 22nd

Catch up with Friends during our Award Events and

Brush up on the Law and earn up to 10 CLE credits!

To register for the evening award receptions or luncheons, please click on the social events tab.

Annual Meeting Schedule

All times are Mountain Daylight Time.

Wednesday, July 20th

5:00 pm – Distinguished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Reception – Canyon Crest Event Center

Watch the Presentation Live on the Idaho State Bar’s YouTube Channel

Thursday, July 21st

9:00 am – 10:45 am – Welcome, Plenary Session and CLE Session #1

State of the Bar

Kurt D. Holzer, President, Idaho State Bar

State of the Courts

Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan, Idaho Supreme Court

Millennials Rising: This Ain’t Your Parents’ Legal Profession with James Goodnow, Fennemore Craig – Phoenix

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar

Thursday, July 21, 2022

9:00 – 10:45 am (MT)

1.5 CLE Credits

The legal industry is undergoing seismic change. Millennials are moving into law firm, corporate in-house, and public-sector leadership positions against the backdrop of a landscape that has been fundamentally redefined by COVID, a shifting regulatory framework, and intense new competitive pressures. Fueled by one of the tightest labor markets in decades, the “Great Resignation” of the last two years has tested the historically slow-moving legal industry’s ability to adapt and make the changes needed to attract and retain talent. What motivates the next generation of lawyers? What are the best firms and legal employers doing right and wrong? How can you position your firm, practice, or organization for success?

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – CLE Session #2 – Break Out Sessions

Discrimination Based on Gender: Reconciling Bostock in a Rapidly Evolving Workplace with Leslie M. Hayes and Emma C. Nowacki, Office of the Idaho Attorney General

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Thursday, July 21, 2022

11:00 – 12:00 pm (MT)

1.0 CLE Credits

As awareness and rights of transgender employees increase, employees and employers alike need to stay informed about this rapidly changing area of the law. Attorneys should be working with employer clients to begin thinking proactively about the needs of their transgender workforce and be knowlegable of the rights of transgender employees and their entitlements under the law. In this CLE program, current practitioners will discuss legal protections for transgender employees under Idaho and federal, current litigation around bathroom use and other transgender issues, and best practices for employers with transgender employees.

Expert Disclosures: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly with Trudy Fouser, Gjording Fouser

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section

Thursday, July 21, 2022

11:00 – 12:00 pm (MT)

1.0 CLE CreditsNAC Approved

A civil practitioner’s detailed guide to withstanding a motion to exclude experts in state court. The presentation will specifically address the issues that might preclude expert testimony based on the court’s scheduling order, timing of the disclosure, the qualifications of the expert and the specific requirements of I.R.C.P. 26(b)(4)(A), as well as the role of supplementation. The presentation will also address when the opportune times are to file a motion to exclude opposing counsel’s experts.

12:00 pm – Idaho Law Foundation Annual Meeting and Service Awards Luncheon – Canyon Crest Event Center

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

From Alston to NIL to Future Employment? Recent Legal Developments in College Athletics Governance with Sam C. Ehrlich, Boise State University

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Idaho Legal History Section

Thursday, July 21, 2022

1:30 – 3:00 pm (MT)

1.5 CLE Credits

This presentation will provide an overview of developments in the law surrounding the governance in college sports, specifically as it relates to the current standing of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s amateurism requirements following the Supreme Court’s 2021 decision in NCAA v. Alston. Along these lines, this presentation will cover the Alston case and its aftereffects, including the NCAA’s rule changes allowing athletes to profit off of their names, images, and likenesses and pushes for courts and/or the National Labor Relations Board to find college athletes to be employees of their schools and/or the NCAA under federal wage, hour, and labor law.

Promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Your Organization with Trina Finley-Ponce, Boise Cascade, Leon J. Samuels, University of Idaho College of Law and Michael Satz, The Idaho 97 Project

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Professionalism & Ethics Section

Thursday, July 21, 2022

1:30 – 3:00 pm (MT)

1.5 CLE CreditsNAC Approved

In light of the ISB membership’s vote to adopt proposed IRPC 8.4(g), this session will include a discussion on common challenges to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment in the legal profession, and best practices to overcoming those challenges in individual workplaces, the courtroom, and beyond. The session will include an interactive workshop component in which presenters will have participants work through common hypotheticals of challenging workplace and courtroom scenarios.

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm – CLE Session #4

Lessons from the Masters with Hon. Robyn M. Brody, Idaho Supreme Court, Hon. Jonathan P. Brody, Fifth District Court, Hon. Candy W. Dale, US District Court, Idaho, James C. Dale, Stoel Rives, LLP, Hon. Juneal C. Kerrick, Third District Court, and David E. Kerrick, Kerrick Law

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Thursday, July 21, 2022

3:15 – 4:45 pm (MT)

1.5 CLE Credits of which .5 is Ethics – NAC Approved

Join this unique panel of Idaho judges and lawyers who have sworn an oath to upon becoming a member of the bar and upon taking the bench and have also made a vow to their lawyer/judge spouse. This distinguished panel will share insight, tips, and memorable stories of their exalted legal careers, their commitment to the legal profession and their journey of being “married to the law.”

5:15 pm – Milestone Celebration and Awards Reception – Canyon Crest Event Center

Friday, July 22nd

8:45 am – 10:15 am – CLE Session #5

Forensic Meteorology: Revealing Weather-Related Truths with John D. Lavin, AccuWeather & Stephen M. Wistar, AccuWeather

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 22, 2022

8:45 – 10:15 am (MT)

1.5 CLE Credits

You’ve seen a meteorologist predict the weather on TV…but did you know a meteorologist could potentially help your legal case too? AccuWeather Forensics specializes in reconstructing the weather at particular time and place…see how their team uses the latest science to reveal weather-related truths to legal cases.

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

Recent Cases on Ethics and Common Questions to Bar Counsel with Brad Andrews, Idaho State Bar Counsel, Retired & Joseph N. Pirtle, Idaho State Bar Counsel

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 22, 2022

10:30 – 12:00 pm (MT)

1.5 CLE Credits – NAC Approved

Retired bar counsel Brad Andrews will join our new bar counsel Joe Pirtle for a discussion of practical ethical issues important to your practice. The program will provide you with an engaging discussion involving ethical issues and common questions to Bar Counsel’s Office.

Appellate Mediation with Leslie M. Hayes, Office of the Idaho Attorney General & Bryan A. Nickels, Scanlan Griffith Aldridge + Nickels

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Friday, July 22, 2022

10:30 – 12:00 pm (MT)

1.5 CLE Credits – NAC Approved

The presentation will cover mediations on appeal to the Ninth Circuit, including the new pro se litigant pilot program, along with options for mediating appeals in the state court.

Networking BBQ Luncheon – The Advocate and Section of the Year Awards and the Passing of the Gavel

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – CLE Session #7 Break Out Sessions

Bankruptcy for Beginners: The 10 Things EVERY Lawyer Should Know with Matthew T. Christensen, Johnson May & J.B. Evans, Stoel Rives, LLP

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Friday, July 22, 2022

1:00 – 2:00 pm (MT)

1.0 CLE Credits

Bankruptcy is a highly-specialized field of law, but one which nearly every client may face at some time of the lives, either as a debtor or creditor. This session will provide some basics of a bankruptcy case, from both a debtor’s and creditor’s perspective. We will also discuss some common cross-overs, such as family law, criminal law, and personal injury law, etc. This session is a great introduction for those who don’t know anything about bankruptcy, and a refresher for those who know just enough to stay out of it!

Introduction to Tribal Law with William F. Bacon, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Indian Law Section

Friday, July 22, 2022

1:00 – 2:00 pm (MT)

1.0 CLE Credits

This introduction, or refresher course, will explain what every attorney should know about federal and tribal laws when contracting or dealing with Idaho’s five sovereign tribes.

Registration Fees:

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

Two Day Bundle – $250

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on both Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22

Total of 10 CLE Credits Available

Thursday Bundle – $150

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on Thursday, July 21

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 22

Total of 4.5 CLE Credits Available

Tickets are required for both Receptions and Luncheons. Tickets are $30 each.

CLE Registration

Annual Meeting CLE Registration

In-Person Attendance Only

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. Attendees can also save money by bundling CLEs.

Bundle Options

Two Day Bundle – $250

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on both Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22   – Total of 10 CLE Credits Available

Thursday Bundle – $150

Includes Access to Your Choice of One CLE Session Per Time Slot on Thursday, July 21

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 22

Total of 4.5 CLE Credits Available

Award Programs and Social Events Registration

Award Programs and Social Events

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

We have options to attend each event in person or you can watch the live stream of the Wednesday evening 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.

All social and award events are ticketed separately and are not included with registration for CLE courses.

All events will be held at the Canyon Crest Event Center, 330 Canyon Crest Dr, Twin Falls, ID 83301 for a cost of $30 per person.

Award Programs and Social Events Schedule

Distinguished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyer Reception

Wednesday Evening, July 20th  – 5:00 pm

Service Awards and Idaho Law Foundation Annual Meeting Luncheon

Thursday Afternoon, July 21  – 12:00 pm

Milestone Celebration Reception:  Celebrating 70, 65, 60, 50, 40 and 25 Years of Admission

Thursday Evening, July 21  – 5:15 pm

Networking BBQ Lunch – Section of the Year and the Passing of the Gavel

Friday Afternoon, July 22 – 12:00 pm

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

To register to ONLY attend award and 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.

Virtual Exhibitors

Award Recipients and Milestone Celebration Honorees

Distinguished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Reception

Wednesday Evening, July 20th  – 5:00 pm

Canyon Crest Event Center

Watch the Presentation Live on the Idaho State Bar’s YouTube Channel.

Distinguished Lawyer Honorees

Distinguished Jurist Honorees

Outstanding Young Lawyers

Idaho State Bar/Idaho Law Foundation

We will be honoring the following members of the Idaho State Bar during the Service Awards Luncheon on Thursday, July 21st at 12:00 pm at the Canyon Crest Event Center.

Milestone Celebration Honorees

We will be honoring the following members of the Idaho State Bar during the Milestone Celebration and Reception on Thursday, July 21st at 5:15 pm at the Canyon Crest Event Center. To view the full list of honorees, click here.

70-Year Attorneys

Leonard H. Bielenberg

Reginald R. Reeves

Wilber L. Rowberry

Fred A. Schwartz

Jay H. Stout

65-Year Attorneys

John R. Coleman

Hon. Wayne P. Fuller

Hon. Wallace M. Transtrum

60-Year Attorneys

Phillip M. Becker

Hon. Larry R. Duff

John D. Faucher

Edward A. Johnson

Hon. Edward J. Lodge

Paul D. McCabe

William F. Ringert

Larry D. Ripley

50-Year Attorneys

Dennis L. Albers

Stephen F. Bell

Hon. Donald L. Burnett

Robert A. Bushnell

Steven E. Clayton

Terry E. Coffin

Darrel R. Ellis

William D. Faler

Patrick W. Fanning

Jay R. Friedly

Michael A. Greene

Hon. Quentin F. Harden

Clinton J. Henderson

Terry Hollifield

Hon. Charles W. Hosack

Robert Korb

Donald W. Lojek

John K. Looze

John S. McKinney

Wayne V. Meuleman

Matthew J. Mullaney

Kenneth L. Pedersen

Michael G. Pierce

Richard A. Poplack

Paul T. Smith

William R. Snyder

Hon. Richard T. St. Clair

Donald G. Stone

Hon. Michael E. Wetherell

Hon. Darla S. Williamson

Hon. Theodore V. Wood

40-Year Attorneys:

Honoring those admitted to the Bar in 1982.

25-Year Attorneys

Honoring those admitted to the Bar in 1997.

Idaho State Bar Section of the Year

We will also be honoring the be honoring the Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Section as the Section of the Year during the Networking BBQ and Awards Luncheon on Friday, July 22nd at 12:00 pm at the Canyon Crest Event Center.

Lodging

Hotel Reservations Open Now

Marriott’s Fairfield Inn & Suites and TownePlace Suites – Twin Falls

The Idaho State Bar has reserved rooms at the group rate of $139/night at both the Fairfield Inn & Suites and TownePlace Suites in Twin Falls.

Click Here to Book Your Room at a Marriott Hotel  – The Group Rate expires on July 1st.

The Fairfield Inn and TownePlace Suites are adjoining and share an outdoor patio/firepit common area.

To view a map of the area, click here.

Scholarships

2022 Annual Meeting Scholarships Available – Deadline June 30


The Idaho State Bar is offering a limited number of scholarships to the 2022 Annual Meeting, July 20-22, at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls. The 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, please fill out this 2022 Annual Meeting Scholarship Request Form.  If you have any questions, please contact the ISB Commissioner who represents your judicial district or the ISB Program and Legal Education Director Teresa Baker.

The Fourth District Bar, the Sixth District Bar and the Idaho Women Lawyers are also providing several scholarships.  If you are a member of any of these organizations and would like to apply for one of their scholarships, please use the same Scholarship Request form and the applications will be forward to the District Bar officers for their review.

Deadline for scholarship requests is Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

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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