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Government & Public Sector Lawyers Section

The Government & Public Sector Lawyers Section of the Idaho State Bar promotes the education, training, and networking of government and public sector lawyers. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the first Thursday of the month at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Meetings may be hybrid or via Zoom only. Please check email notices for confirmation of location.

Please note the new Zoom link for this meeting:

Upcoming Meetings & Material

Next Meeting: Agenda | Materials

To receive CLE credit for the Section Meeting’s CLE, click here.

Upcoming Events & Section Sponsored CLEs

None at this time.

Past Meetings
Section Sponsored Issues of The Advocate
  • October 2018
  • March/April 2017 – Co-Sponsored with Idaho Women Lawyers
  • February 2015
  • February 2013 – Co-Sponsored with the Idaho Legal History Society
  • June/July 2010
  • October 2008
  • March 2007
  • November 2005
  • August 2003
  • December 2000
Section Sponsored CLE Courses On-Demand

The following courses were sponsored by the Government and Public Sector Law Section. They are available to watch on-demand (self-study) with 24/7 availability so you can easily view programs whenever and wherever it is convenient. Click on the course title to see the description of the course and the cost.

202 Local Government Procurement Manual


The Government and Public Sector Lawyers Section of the Bar is pleased to present the Local Procurement Laws Manual. Efficient and cost-effective procurement of goods, services, and public works construction is an important aspect of local government operations. It is imperative to ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all persons who deal with the procurement system, and to foster effective broad-based competition.


Special thanks go to the 2022–2023 section leadership for sponsoring this issue, and to the section members and volunteer attorneys who participated in creating this Manual. The contributing authors are listed below.

Mia Bautista, City Attorney, Moscow City Attorney’s Office

Ali Breshears, Section Chair, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General’s State General Counsel Division

Kristina Fugate, Legal Counsel, Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources

Rachel Kolts, Section Vice Chair, Deputy City Attorney, Boise City Attorney’s Office

Kurt Starman, Section At-Large Councilmember, Deputy City Attorney, Meridian City Attorney’s Office

Julie Weaver, Lead Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General’s State General Counsel Division

Logan Weis, Deputy City Attorney, Boise City Attorney’s Office

Warren Wilson, City Attorney, Post Falls City Attorney’s Office

To download the 2024 Local Government Procurement Manual, please click here.

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Section, please register using the Section Registration Form.

Membership dues are as follows:

Standard Membership Dues – $25
Law Student Dues – $5

To view the section’s by-laws, select: Government & Public Sector Lawyers Section By-Laws.

Section Officers

At Large Council Members
Vice Chairperson
Attorneys for Civic Education Liaison

Past Chairperson


The Government and Public Sector Lawyers Section of the Idaho State Bar presents information on this website as a service to our members and others who provide legal services to or are interested in the field of government and administrative law.  Our goal is to provide sources of information that might be of value to bar members and the general public.

While this website endeavors to be accurate and timely, nothing contained herein should be taken as legal advice.  We make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or of other sites which may be linked to this site.

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