It’s easy to join the LRS!! To join the Lawyer Referral Service, contact Kyme Graziano or at 208-334-4500. Registration rates are as follows: a first-year attorney will pay $50 each year; 2-5 years of practice would be $100; and 6 years or more would pay $125. Registration is good until the end of the calendar year.
Fee Arbitration Program
The Fee Arbitration program offers an efficient, private and free way to resolve client fee disputes. Fee arbitration can be requested by either the client or the attorney.
The Idaho State Bar offers a free job announcement service to law related employers and employees. View current job announcements from throughout the state, or request to post one of your own. For national announcements, visit the American Bar Association (ABA) Career Resource Center.
Desk Book Directory
The Desk Book Directory is a supplement to The Advocate and is disseminated each April. The Idaho State Bar Commission Rules, the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct, the Local Court Rules and the Rules of the Idaho Judicial Council are included, along with information about the judicial districts and contact information for attorneys and judges. Alternatively, the Digital Desk Book is available via the web.
This weekly electronic update details upcoming CLE programs, Section and district bar activities, general legal announcements and more. For the current E-Bulletin, click HERE.
Members are welcome to use meeting space in downtown Boise at the Law Center, which includes two conference rooms and a classroom. Call 208-334-4500 to reserve space.
Published nine times a year, this official magazine of the Idaho State Bar features topics of interest to the Idaho legal community, including notices of Bar activities, rule changes, discipline cases, CLE opportunities and articles written by lawyers from various Practice Sections or other statewide legal entities.
Client Assistance Fund
Under special provisions of the Idaho State Bar and Idaho Supreme Court Rules, a fund has been created for maintaining the integrity and protecting the good name of the legal profession by reimbursing claimants for losses caused by dishonest conduct of a lawyer. Under the program, fees are paid by all lawyers throughout the state to assist in compensating members of the public for an Idaho lawyer’s dishonest conduct when the claimant has no other recourse to recoup the loss. For more detailed information, select: Client Assistance Fund.
Pro Bono Service
The Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program (IVLP) organizes Idaho private attorneys to expand pro bono legal resources. IVLP staff members screen applicants for income and case eligibility and support volunteer attorneys as they prepare cases. Submit a Pro Bono Pledge with IVLP to provide an invaluable service.
Supporting Civic Education
Law Related Education (LRE) provides Idaho teachers and students with materials and strategies to reinforce civic education. LRE relies on attorney volunteers for programs, including Citizens’ Law Academy, the Turning 18 in Idaho publication and the Idaho High School Mock Trial Program.
There are 18 committees of the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation which provide vision and oversight to various programs and functions. Learn more about how the Bar and Law Foundation operate, meet other lawyers and serve the profession by volunteering for a committee position.
To view Bar committee positions, select: ISB Committees.
To view Law Foundation committee positions, select: ILF Committees.