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The Advocate

The Advocate is the official publication of the Idaho State Bar. The Advocate features articles written by attorneys on topics of interest to members of the legal community. It also provides up-to-date information regarding policy and rule changes, Bar and Foundation programs, CLE information and membership, and court information. A 12-member Editorial Advisory Board of lawyers and judges provides impetus, oversight, and review of each monthly issue. Each issue is sponsored by one of the Bar’s area of law sections, or by special interest groups such as the Idaho Legal History Society.

Over 6,300 copies are circulated the first week of each month to the Bar’s attorneys and judges, to inactive members in other states, and to law libraries across the country. It is published nine (9) times a year, and usually mails within the first week of the month. It is not published in July or December. Online versions are also available.

Printed nine times a year, The Advocate, is the official publication of the Idaho State Bar. It includes articles written by attorneys on topics of interest to members of the legal community. Among other things, the magazine provides ISB policy updates and rule changes. Over 6,300 copies are sent by mail the first week of each month to the Bar's attorneys and judges, and to law libraries across the country. The magazine does not publish in July or December.

Editorial Advisory Board

A group of 12 lawyers appointed by the Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners reviews legal articles and works with authors on possible revisions. Each issue is sponsored by one of the Bar's area of law sections or other legal groups. If you are interested in serving on the Editorial Advisory Board, contact Executive Director Diane Minnich.

Reproducing Articles

Articles published in The Advocate, the official publication of the Idaho State Bar, are copyrighted. All rights are reserved. The ISB will generally grant permission to use or reprint copyrighted materials. If reusing an article, please give credit to The Advocate, Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar. For more information or a permission statement, contact the Managing Editor at (208) 334-4500.

Space and Rates

The Advertising Rates and Space Contract PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader are available in PDF format.

Display Advertising Size Requirements
1/2 Horizontal7.5"4.0"
1/4 Vertical3.5"4.0"
1/8 Horizontal3.5"2.0"


Advocate copy deadline is the first working day of the month preceding the month of the issue.

Advocate Desk Book Directory copy deadline is three months prior to publication.

Advertisement Space Reservation: January 2, 2019

Advertisement Materials Due: January 2, 2019

For more detailed information on advertising in The Advocate, visit our Advertising page.

People interested in writing for The Advocate are encouraged to contact The Advocate Manager. We welcome articles about the law, news briefs, staff changes, awards, etc. In-depth articles should be between 1,600 to 2,400 words. Items for "Around the Bar" (formerly "Of Interest" and "News Briefs") should be 125 words or less. Send your queries to The Advocate Manager Lindsey Welfley. The deadline for submissions to "Around the Bar" and "Obituaries" is the 15th of the month prior to the issue's publication month.

A list of upcoming topics for future issues are found in our Looking Ahead document. Submissions should be sent at least 60 days before time of publication. Advertisers and writers assume liability for all content (including text, representations and illustrations). The publisher reserves the right to reject any editorial or advertising content not keeping with ISB standards.

Active members of the Idaho State Bar will receive The Advocate as part of their membership benefit in the Idaho State Bar. The magazine will come to the address on file for each member of the Bar. If you are not receiving the magazine, or would like to, please contact the Advertising Manager by calling 208-334-4500 or by emailing For those wishing to get the magazine but who are not active members of the Idaho State Bar, the cost if $45 per year. To start your subscription, please fill out this FORM.

The Desk Book Directory is a special supplement to The Advocate, and is mailed in late April. It contains a roster of every practicing attorney in Idaho, the Idaho State Bar Commission Rules (IBCR), the Idaho Judicial Rules of Procedure, the Rules of Idaho Judicial Conduct, and the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct (IRPC). It also contains local rules and advertising.

To purchase additional copies, use the Desk Book Directory Order Form. The Desk Book Directory is also available online via the Digital Desk Book.

For more information, contact Advertising Coordinator at or by telephone at 208-334-4500, ext. 8865.

Past issues of The Advocate from 1957 to present are available for searching through HeinOnline.

The Digital Desk Book is a single webpage with links to the same content as the printed version. It is the perfect portal for accessing updated information, even on mobile devices!