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Diversity Section “Love the Law!” Program

Mission Statement

To develop and maintain a pipeline program that exposes Idaho high school, college, and university students from diverse, minority, and low-income backgrounds and underrepresented populations to the legal profession and encourages those students to consider pursuing a career in law. Love the Law! seeks to expand student knowledge about legal careers and pathways to the profession and to provide social support and professional role models. Through these efforts, Love the Law! will promote diversity, equality, and cultural understanding throughout the Idaho State Bar to better serve the State’s diverse citizenry.


All meetings are held telephonically. Use the following call-in number and access code to join the meeting(s): (515) 603-3135, Code: 3483773#

– August 2019, Time/Date TBD

Jennifer King Memorial Love the Law! Scholarship

Planning on going to law school in Idaho? The Jennifer King Memorial Love the Law! Scholarship can provide financial assistant that will help get you there! Scholarships awarded to pay for the LSAT study course, test fees, and Idaho law school application fees. Eligibility: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university (or be in your senior year), sit for the approved LSAT, and apply to a law school located in Idaho.

Scholarships for 2018 have been awarded. Check back next year for application information and deadlines!

Press Releases

Scholarships Promote Diversity in Legal Profession
Idaho State Bar Diversity Section Announces Love the Law! Jennifer King Memorial Application Scholarship

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Thank you 2018-2019 volunteers!

A special thank you to the following individuals for volunteering their time, resources, and for supporting our LTL! events for the 2018-2019 school year!

  • Hon. Candy W. Dale, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • Rafael Gonzalez, First Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Mandy Arnold, Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer
  • Paul Baxley, Deputy Chief U.S. Marshal
  • Nicole Owens, Federal Public Defender
  • Amy Tate, Courtroom Deputy to Judge Candy W. Dale, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • Hon. Edward J. Lodge, U.S. District Judge
  • Gwen King, Concordia University School of Law Student
  • Hon. Richard Christensen, Kootenai County District Court Judge
  • Hon. Tim Van Valin, Kootenai County District Court Judge
  • Destry Randles, Deputy Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Casey Drews, Deputy Kootenai County Public Defender
  • Mr. Derrick Gordon
  • Hon. Richard Tallman, U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
  • Hon. David Nye, U.S. District Judge
  • Hon. Cynthia Meyer, First District Judge
  • Bryce Ellsworth, Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Stephen Kenyon, Clerk of the U.S. District Court of Idaho
  • Judge Dayo O. Onanubosi, Magistrate Judge for Canyon County
  • Randy Smith, Deputy Public Defender for Canyon County
  • Marcus West, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Canyon County
  • Ellie Somoza, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Canyon County
  • Kimberly Bratcher, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Canyon County
  • Leon Samuels, Boise City Attorney
  • Hakim Hazim, Security/Criminality Consultant
  • Mikel Hautziner, Deputy Public Defender for Canyon County
  • Jason Williams, Deputy Public Defender for Canyon County
  • Barbara Ferre, Deputy Public Defender for Canyon County
  • Marc Bybee, Deputy Public Defender for Canyon County

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