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Professionalism & Ethics Section

The Professionalism & Ethics Section Council of the Idaho State Bar initiates a full schedule of yearly meetings and activities.  Each August, the Section co-sponsors with the UI College of Law and Concordia University School of Law’s, Ethics Orientation, designed for first year students on their first day of law school. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. (MT) on the first Tuesday of the month at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

Upcoming Meetings & Material

Next Meeting: Agenda | Material

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.

Other Upcoming Events & CLEs

None at this time.

Additional Course Material Links for Nov. 6th CLE

Proposed Rule 8.4(g) Materials

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Professionalism & Ethics Section, please complete the Section Registration Form and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701.

Membership dues are as follows:

2020 Membership Dues – $40
Attorneys admitted to ISB less than 1 year – $10
Law Students – $10

To view the section’s by-laws, select: Professionalism & Ethics Section By Laws.

Past Meetings

November 3, 2020
October 6, 2020
September 1, 2020
August 4, 2020
June 2, 2020
May 5, 2020
April 7, 2020
March 3, 2020
February 4, 2020
January 7, 2020
December 3, 2019
October 1, 2019 – AGENDA
September 3, 2019 – AGENDA
August 6, 2019 – AGENDA
June 4, 2019 – AGENDA
May 7, 2019 – AGENDA | MATERIALS
April 2, 2019 – AGENDA
March 5, 2019 – AGENDA
February 5, 2019 – AGENDA
January 8, 2019 – AGENDA | MATERIALS
September 5, 2017 – AGENDA | MATERIALS
August 1, 2017 – AGENDA
July 4, 2017 – Canceled
June 6, 2017 – AGENDA / MATERIALS
May 2, 2017 – AGENDA / Golfing for Ethics Registration Form
April 4, 2017 – AGENDA
March 7, 2017 – AGENDA
February 7, 2017 – AGENDA / MATERIALS
January 3, 2017 – Cancelled
December 6, 2016 – AGENDA / MATERIALS
November 1, 2016 – AGENDA
October 4, 2016 – AGENDA
September 6, 2016 – AGENDA
August 2, 2016 – AGENDA
July 5, 2016 – Canceled
June 7, 2016 – AGENDA
May 3, 2016 – Canceled
April 5, 2016 – AGENDA
March 1, 2016 – AGENDA
February 2, 2016 – AGENDA
January 5, 2016

Section Sponsored Issues of The Advocate

January 2020Co-Sponsored with the Idaho Lawyer Assistance Program
September 2017
August 2016 – Co-Sponsored with the Idaho Lawyer Assistance Program
September 2013 – Co-Sponsored with the Idaho Legal History Society
January 2010
February 2009
June 2006
September 2005
October 2004
September 2004
June 2003
June 2002
May 2001
March 2000

Richard C. Fields Civility Award

The Idaho State Bar Professionalism & Ethics Section and Concordia University School of Law present the Richard C. Fields Civility Award each year. Dick Fields was consistently recognized for his service, professionalism, and leadership within the Idaho State Bar and was known in the legal community as an advocate for civility in the practice of law. Dick received the Idaho State Bar’s Distinguished Lawyer Award in 2000 and chaired the Dean’s Advisory Council at Concordia Law since its inception in 2009, until his passing in April 2014. In honor of Dick’s memory and the legacy he left for future generations of lawyers in Idaho, this award is presented to an Idaho lawyer who demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and civility in the profession. To view a list of previous recipients, select: Richard C. Fields Civility Award Past Recipients.

More About Our Section

The Professionalism & Ethics Section through its outreach efforts, strives to preserve and enhance the level of ethics, civility, and professionalism in the practice of law and to raise the public’s perception of our profession. Consistent with this mission, the Section promoted the adoption of the “Standards for Civility in Professional Conduct Guidelines” and assisted in the publication of “Consumer’s Guide to Idaho Lawyers.”  The Section sponsors a variety of CLE programs throughout the year for practicing attorneys, and annually sponsors an issue of the Idaho State Bar’s Advocate devoted to ethics and professionalism. Membership in this Section provides Idaho attorneys an opportunity to work closely with colleagues who share a vision for a profession that embodies personal courtesy and professional and ethical integrity in the fullest sense of those terms.  Section meetings are currently held the first Tuesday noon of each month in Boise at The Law Center (teleconference access from throughout the state).  Please join and help us in our efforts.


Eria J. White

Vice Chairperson

David J. Morse


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