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 of professional work experience. 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 2022-2023 Leadership Academy schedule is below. Please note that the dates are subject to change. Class members are expected to attend every session.
Information that will be requested will include the IALL Application, a cover letter providing information about yourself, and two (2) reference letters. Contact Teresa Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The diverse makeup of the class features attorneys from Idaho Falls to Post Falls 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 2021 – 2022
Joshua A. Bishop Ada County Public Defender’s Office Boise
Jane C. Gordon Parke Gordon, LLC Boise
Leslie M. Hayes Office of the Idaho Attorney General Boise
Kelsie A. Kirkham Parsons Behle & Latimer Idaho Falls
Ashely R. Marelius Breen, Ball, & Marelius, PLLC Boise
Jaime L. Matier Anderson, Julian & Hull Boise
Bryan A. Nickels Scanlan Griffiths Aldridge + Nickels Boise
Rose-Hermance Rony Community City Council of Idaho Caldwell
Scott R. Rowley Evans Keane LLP Boise
Kurt H. Schwab Rathdrum Estate Planning Post Falls Estate Planning Rathdrum
Shelby K. Sieracki Lewiston City Attorney’s Office Lewiston
Kenneth Shumard Hawley Troxell LLP Boise
Richard D.H. Surber Zasio Enterprises, Inc. Boise
Adam R. Triplett Idaho Court of Appeals Boise
Jennifer Walrath Idaho Employment Lawyers PLLC 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.”
– Hon. Andrea Courtney, Caldwell
“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.”