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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 be licensed to practice law and have five years professional work experience. The training involves an initial two-day session followed by four one-day sessions and a 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 at (208) 334-4500.

How to Apply

The IALL Class of 2018-19 has been selected. Check back in Summer 2019 to apply for the next class!

The Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers proudly announces their 2018-2019 class. The participants are part of the largest class in the Academy's eight year history. The diverse makeup of the class features attorneys from Coeur d’Alene to Pocatello who encompass an array of practice areas. Participants have pursued legal careers in the fields of higher education, local, state, and federal government, private practice, and public advocacy. Their legal experience ranges from 5 to 18 years of admission into the Idaho State Bar. Participants will meet in Boise over five sessions for this interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers.

Class of 2018 - 2019

Christopher S. Atwood
United States Attorney's Office

Richard W. Roberts
Roberts Law, PLLC
Ruth A. Coose
Canyon County Prosecutor's Office
Lisa M. Schoettger
Roy, Nelson, Barini-Garcia, Platts & McGee
James E.M. Craig
University of Idaho Office of General Counsel
Kimberly E. Smith (deferred from 2017-18 class)
Boise City Attorney's Office
Natalie Greaves
Boise Law Group, PLLC
Nicholas A. Warden
Idaho Office of the Attorney General
Marie Callaway Kellner
Idaho Conservation League
Carole I. Wesenberg
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Chelsea E. Kidney
Idaho Office of the Attorney General
Cassandra C. Wright
Canyon County Public Defender's Office
Alycia T. Moss
Moss Immigration Law, PC

Andrea L. Courtney (Steering Committee Chair)
Office of the Attorney General - Boise

Amanda A. Breen
Amanda Breen Law, PLLC - Ketchum

Hon. Gregory M. Culet
Third Judicial District Court - Nampa

Yecora Leaphart Daniels
Idaho Power Company - Boise

Joseph N. Pirtle
Elam & Burke, PA - Boise

Stephen Robertson, Ph.D.
Louie Robertson Consulting - Meridian

Hon. Rudolph "Rick" Carnaroli
Sixth District Court - Pocatello

Peg. M. Dougherty
St. Luke's Health System - Boise

Deborah A. Ferguson
Ferguson Durham, PLLC - Boise

Nicole C. Hancock
Stoel Rives, LLP - Boise

R. William Hancock, Jr.
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho - Pocatello

Tom Hardison
Generative Leadership Group, LLC - Boise

Hon. Mick Hodges
Cassia County Magistrate Court - Burley

Jim Martin
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP - Boise

Mary "Molly" O'Leary
BizCounselor@Law, PLLC - Boise

Hon. Gene A. Petty
Third Judicial District Court - Caldwell

Hon. Mikel H. Williams
U.S. District Court - Boise

“Leadership skills are important for any lawyer or judge. By participating in the IALL program, I greatly improved my leadership skill set. The IALL program was an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience.”

- Mischelle Fulgham, Coeur d’Alene

“IALL surpassed my expectations - and the principles I learned in the Academy from great instructors and fellow participants have helped me become a better leader, follower, attorney, citizen, volunteer, neighbor, and father.”

- Matthew Romrell, Idaho Falls