ISB 2015 Annual Meeting

ISB 2016 Annual Meeting

The Idaho State Bar 2016 Annual Meeting will be held July 13-15 at The Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to earn at least 9.5 CLE Credits (including over 2.0 hours of Ethics). Programs will be offered through the Idaho Law Foundation Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, Idaho State Bar Practice Sections, University of Idaho College of Law, Concordia University School of Law, Idaho Military Legal Alliance and J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Buyer Beware - Your Homeowner's Association May Be More Powerful Than You Think
  • Civility Matters
  • Delivery of Veterans Legal Aid and the Idaho Military Alliance
  • Hot Topics in Environment & Natural Resources Law
  • Idaho Courts: Transitioning to the Electronic Record Part II
  • Know Thyself: Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Legislating and Lobbying
  • Lessons from the Masters
  • Not Small Potatoes: Branding and The Lanham Act
  • Settler's Remorse: Challenges in Rescinding a Mediated Settlement Agreement
  • The Status and Threats to International Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief
  • Transitioning From the Practice of Law: Tools & Resources Await
  • What Happened in the SRBA? Water Rights Basics and Post Adjudication Considerations
  • Workplace Investigations - Who, What, Where, When & Why

Additionally, this is your chance to honor your colleagues, reconnect with friends, meet new people and share stories at one of our many social events:

  • Bar Presidents' Reception
  • Distinguished Lawyer & Jurist Awards Dinner
  • Plenary Session
  • Service Awards Luncheon
  • Community Service Project
  • Milestone Anniversary Celebration
  • Social Networking Luncheon
  • Exhibition Hall

2016 Annual Meeting Brochure

2016 Annual Meeting Registration Form

2016 Annual Meeting On-Site Agenda

Keynote Speaker

Paulette Brown, President - American Bar Association, 2015-2016ISB 2015 Annual Meeting

Paulette Brown, Partner and co-chair of the firmwide Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord LLP, is president of the American Bar Association.

Brown has held a variety of leadership positions within the ABA. She has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1997 and is a former member of the ABA Board of Governors and its Executive Committee as well as the Governance Commission. While serving on the Board of Governors, Brown chaired the Program, Planning and Evaluation Committee. Brown has served on the Commission on Women in the Profession and was co-author of "Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms." Brown also chaired the ABA Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice (now Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice) and is a past co-chair of the Commission on Civic Education in our Nation's Schools. Brown served on the Section of Legal Education's Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and its Executive Committee. Brown joined the ABA Young Lawyers Division in 1976. She became active in the Section of Litigation in 1995, which has continued to be her section "home" ever since. She is a former member of The Fund for Justice and Education (FJE), FJE President's Club and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Brown has held many positions throughout her career, including as in-house counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies and as a municipal court judge. In private practice, she has focused on all facets of labor and employment and commercial litigation.

Brown has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America" and by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the "prominent women and minority attorneys in the State of New Jersey." She has received the New Jersey Medal from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and currently serves on its Board of Trustees.

Brown has repeatedly been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer and by US News as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation. In 2009, Brown was a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. In 2011, she was honored with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Brown, who served President of the National Bar Association from 1993-1994, received the NBA's highest honor, The C. Francis Stradford Award, in 2015.

Brown earned her J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. at Howard University.

Community Service Project

The Boys and Girls Club of Ada County provides a wealth of programs and activities to prepare young people for real-world success by focusing on health and fitness, academic success and good character and leadership to ensure the students served are better prepared to graduate from high school, go on to college and thrive as adults. Serving 4,000 individuals annually, ages 5-18, in four locations throughout Ada County, the local Boys and Girls Club inspires and empowers young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Annual Meeting attendees are requested to bring new sports equipment, art supplies, games and science toys. In addition, $5-$25 gift cards are requested and will be used as incentives for good behavior and grades. The Boys and Girls Club of Ada County will use the generous contributions for the months and years to come.

To view a full list of items The Boys and Girls Club of Ada County is requesting, click here: 2016 Wish List



Hotels & Lodging

The Idaho State Bar has arranged for lodging room blocks for attendees to receive the reduced room rates at the following facilities:

The Riverside Hotel
2900 W. Chinden Blvd. - Boise, ID
**Reserve your room by calling 208-343-1871 and mention "Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting" to receive negotiated rate

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Official Corporate Sponsors

For more information, please call 208-334-4500 and ask for Mahmood.












Official Exhibitors


ABA Retirement Funds Program
Associated Reporting & Video
Clearview Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
Idaho Legal History Society
Idaho Military Legal Alliance
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
KeyBank Private Bank
Mass Mutual Idaho
Millennium Settlement Consulting
Ohio National Life Insurance Co.
Orion Insurance Group, Inc.
Professional Disability & Business Overhead Consultants
Sage Forensic Accounting, Inc.

Area Attractions

For information regarding area attractions near the ISB 2016 Annual Meeting, please visit:

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Website

Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau Website

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