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Diversity Section

The Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar promotes the education, training and networking of diversity practitioners. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Friday of January, March, May, July, September, & November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

The Diversity Section meets meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Friday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise (unless otherwise noted). Participation via telephone conference is also available. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

May 26, 2017
July 28, 2017
September 22, 2017
November 24, 2017

To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance via email to Dayna Ferrero - please specify if you will be attending in person or via telephone conference. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.


May 22, 2015
July 24, 2015 (cancelled - See 'Upcoming Events')
September 25, 2015 - AGENDA
November 27, 2015 (no meeting - ISB/ILF offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving)
January 22, 2016
March 25, 2016 - AGENDA
May 27, 2016 - AGENDA
July 22, 2016 - CLE Speaker: Pam Howland; 0.5 CLE Credits - AGENDA
September 23, 2016
November 25, 2016 - Canceled ISB/ILF offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving
January 27, 2017
March 24, 2017 - AGENDA

If you are interested in joining the Diversity Section, complete the Section Registration Form .PDF and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:

2016 Standard Membership Dues:  $25
Law Students: $10
Non ISB Members:  $10

To view the section's by-laws, select: Diversity Section By-Laws PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

To view the Expense Report for reimbursement of costs incurred on official ISB/ILF business, select: Expense Report PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

"Justice for All" Award

The purpose of the "Justice for All" award is to highlight the progress and impact an individual has made in bringing opportunities of the law to bear in the areas of discrimination and diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnic background and national origin, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation and sexual preference, poverty, age and family status. The nominee should be a member of the Idaho legal community or someone who has had a direct effect on the law.

To view a list of past recipients, select: "Justice for All" Award Recipients.

Thank you for Donating!

The Diversity Section would like to thank the following firms for their past generous financial support for Diversity Section activities that allow the section to further its mission:

  • Duke, Scanlan & Hall, PLLC
  • James, Vernon & Weeks, PA
  • Litster Frost Injury Lawyers
  • Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields, Chtd.
  • Owens & Crandall, PLLC
  • Parsons Behle & Latimer
  • Perkins Coie, LLP
  • Stoel Rives, LLP

Council Members

Jason M. Gray
Gonzaga University School of Law
721 N. Cincinnati St. Room 142A
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (509) 313-6122

James A. Cook
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
1447 S. Tyrell Lane
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 336-8980
Fax: (208) 342-2561

Brittany A. Kreimeyer
Ada County Public Defender's Office
200 W. Front Street, Ste. 1107
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 287-7400

Kinzo H. Mihara
Howard Funke & Associates, PC
PO Box 969
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-0969
Phone: (208) 667-5486
Fax:  (208) 667-4695

Jana B. Gomez
City Attorney, Lewiston
PO Box 617
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 746-7948
Fax: (208) 746-7952

Linda Louise Blackwelder Pall
Law Office of Linda Pall
304 E. A Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-7255
Fax: (208) 882-9115

Lisa D. Shultz
Shultz Law, PLLC
951 E. Front Street, #211
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: (208) 861-7664

Shaakirrah Sanders
University of Idaho College of Law
514 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Paul Alexander
Phone: (618) 303-4990


The Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar presents information on this web site as a service to our members and others who provide legal services to or are interested in diversity issues - both professionally and socially. Our goal is to provide information, education and networking in this complex area of the law.

While we strive to be accurate and timely, and therefore hope to be a valuable resource to users of this site, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice and we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites to which we link.