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, (208) 334-4500.
How to Apply
The Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers class of 2019-2020 graduated on June 5, 2020 as the eighth class of the Academy. While they were not able to have an official graduation celebration due to COVID-19, they will be celebrating in the near future we hope. This class has set the bar higher in the development of their legacy projects during these trying times. We look forward to seeing these projects launch in the coming months.
The diverse makeup of the class features attorneys from Genesee to Hailey 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 2019 – 2020
Idaho Legal Aid Services
Baldauf Masser, LLP
|Margaret H. “Peggy” Boggs
Law Offices of Margaret H. Boggs
Nez Perce County District Court
Idaho Office of the Attorney General
Advocates for the West
Idaho Employment Lawyers, PLLC
Boise City Attorney’s Office
|Joshua B. Taylor
The Law Office of Joshua B. Taylor
DisAbility Rights Idaho
|Francis “Frank” Zebari
U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Idaho
Hon. Andrea L. Courtney (Steering Committee Co-Chair)
Third Judicial District Court – Caldwell
Yecora Leaphart Daniels (Steering Committee Co-Chair)
Idaho Power Company – Boise
Hon. Gregory M. Culet (Ret.)
Third Judicial District Court – Nampa
Michael K. Porter
Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office – Caldwell
Stephen Robertson, Ph.D.
St. Luke’s Health Systems – Boise
Beard St. Clair Gaffney PA – Idaho Falls
Amanda A. Breen
Amanda Breen Law, PLLC – Ketchum
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
Generative Leadership Group, LLC – Boise
Hon. Mick Hodges
Cassia County Magistrate Court – Burley
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP – Boise
Mary “Molly” O’Leary
BizCounselor@Law, PLLC – Boise
Hon. Gene A. Petty
Third Judicial District Court – Caldwell
Joseph N. Pirtle
Elam & Burke, PA – Boise
Hon. Mikel H. Williams
U.S. District Court – Boise
“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.”
“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.”