The Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (IALL) is a highly selective and well-regarded leadership training program for lawyers from across the State of Idaho. It brings together some of the best and brightest attorneys in Idaho and teaches them leadership skills that they can use to improve the legal profession and transform their communities.
Qualified applicants will have been admitted to practice law for at least five years, or have five years of professional work experience with at least two of those years practicing law. The training involves an initial two-day session followed by four one-day sessions and graduation. Each class consists of a diverse group of 12-16 members of the Idaho State Bar. Each participant must commit to the five scheduled IALL sessions. At the completion of the first-year program, IALL graduates will be asked to develop, implement, and evaluate a legacy project the following year to benefit their local legal community and/or their community as a whole.
The mission of the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (IALL) is to promote diversity and inspire the development of leadership within the legal profession. IALL will bring together lawyers from different practice areas with a variety of backgrounds from all across Idaho. IALL will build upon the participant’s leadership skills and promote leadership experiences by:
- Teaching accepted and recognized leadership skills and philosophies;
- Fostering professional relationships within the Idaho legal community and the greater community;
- Promoting professional obligations and community service; and
- Raising awareness among lawyers of the broad range of issues and challenges facing leaders today.
For additional information regarding IALL, please contact Teresa Baker, (208) 334-4500.
The 2023-2024 Leadership Academy schedule is below. Please note that the dates are subject to change. Class members are expected to attend every session.
Session I – October 6/7, 2023
Session II – November 3, 2023
Session III – January 26, 2024
Session IV – March 29, 2024
Session V – April 26, 2024
Graduation – April 26, 2024
How to Apply
Please use the link below to apply. The information that will be requested will include the IALL Application, a cover letter providing information about yourself, and two (2) reference letters. You may download a copy of the application for reference here.
The Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers proudly announces their 2023-2024 class. The participants will be the Academy’s twelfth class. The diverse makeup of the class features attorneys from four judicial districts who encompass an array of practice areas. Participants have pursued legal careers in the fields of criminal law, health care, state and local government, business, family law and estate planning as in-house counsel, in solo, small and large firms and for local government. Participants will meet in Boise over five sessions for this interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers.
The first session will take place October 6th and 7th with Graduation set for April 26, 2024. The class would like to thank the District Bar Associations and the Practice Sections for their generous financial support of the Academy. The next application period will be open in June 2024. For more information, please contact Teresa Baker, Idaho State Bar Program and Legal Education Director at (208) 334-4500.
“IALL engenders professional development, camaraderie, self-improvement, and maybe even a little enlightenment. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with IALL. Meeting Idaho’s legal greats and inspirational leaders in sports, business, and the community will energize your professional practice and your personal volunteerism.”
–Andrea Courtney, Boise
“The IALL program has been invaluable for establishing strong relationships and connections with other leaders in the Bar that I may not have otherwise had an opportunity to get to know. The programs and speakers are all in-depth, right on point, and have inspired me to get to work in my community to make a difference.”
– Anna Eberlin, Boise