Upcoming Idaho Law Foundation and
Idaho State Bar CLE Programs

Registration Policy:
Walk-in registrations will be accepted as space allows; however, there will be an additional $5.00 fee charged for all walk-in registrations.

For registration questions, please contact Legal Education Department:
Voice:  (208) 334-4500
Fax:     (208) 334-2764

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations may be cancelled without charge if a cancellation request is received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the program. A $10 administrative fee will be charged if a registration is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the program. To cancel your registration, email Dayna Ferrero or call (208) 334-4500.

CLE Options:
We offer several options for CLE attendees - please watch for the following icons when determining the next CLE you plan to attend.

NAC - Course has been approved for New Admittee Credit.
Teleseminar - Telephonic participation ONLY. Attendee must register online to participate.
Available as a live Webcast - Live webcast OPTIONAL
Available as a live WebcastONLY - Webcast participation ONLY (no in-person attendance). Attendee must register online to participate.

 

Plan ahead for upcoming CLEs! Select a month below for dates and times.


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MARCH

Trial Skills Academy (BOISE) NAC Sold Out
Sponsored by the ISB Litigation Section

Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
James A. McClure Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, 550 W. Fort Street - Boise
13.0 CLE Credits of which 1.0 is Ethics (NAC Approved)
$225.00 - Litigation Section Member Registration
$300.00 - Non-Litigation Section Member Registration
$175.00 - Less Than 5 Years in Practice
** Open to attorneys who have practiced 10 years or less ** - REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 15th

The finest trial lawyers and judges in Idaho are available to assist you in the development of trial skills to be used throughout your career. Take this opportunity to train - or retrain - yourself under the tutelage of experienced trial attorneys with whom you may practice and receive pointers on your litigation performance.

This seminar does not have lectures. Instead, mentors provide examples of effective trial practice, and work directly with you to develop the skill. Topics of interest will include voir dire, opening statements, witness examination (direct and cross), authenticating exhibits, impeachment, making objections, and closing arguments.

Trial packets and additional information will be sent to participants prior to the seminar. The course is limited to 64 participants - once the 64 spots are filled, prospective participants will be placed on a waiting list. It is suggested that if you wish to register, you should do so as soon as possible.

A block of rooms will be available until February 3rd at The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd in Boise. For reservations, call 888-961-5000 and mention "Idaho State Bar Mentee Block."


Handling Your First or Next Mechanic's Lien (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (MT) - Registration at 8:30 a.m.
The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson - Boise / Available as a live Webcast
2.0 CLE Credits (NAC Approved)
$60.00 - Early Bird Registration (Ends March 4)
$75.00 - Standard Registration
$80.00 - Day of Registration

Idaho practitioners Chad E. Bernards (Stewart Taylor & Morris, PLLC) and Matthew T. Christensen (Angstman Johnson) will provide an examination of mechanic's liens in Idaho including: an overview of how mechanic's liens and bonds can work for you; show you the scope of mechanic's liens protections; review owner remedies and protections; thoughts on avoiding false claims and explanation of extra work, delay and disruption claim procedures. Recent decisions from the Idaho appellate courts will also be discussed.

Fillable Registration Form

Online Registration

Ethics for Transactional Lawyers (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Monday, March 23, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will provide you with a real world guide to major ethical issues in transactional practice. Among other issues, the discussion will cover identifying your client among partners or between an organization and its owner group, ethics when negotiating with unrepresented third parties, voluntary and mandatory disclosures when wrong doing is discovered, issues when in-house counsel and outside counsel are involved in a matter, preserving the attorney-client privilege when representing an entity, issues in joint representations and more!

Online Registration

APRIL

Handling Your First or Next Tenant/Landlord Case (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (MT) - Registration at 8:30 a.m.
The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson - Boise / Available as a live Webcast
2.0 CLE Credits
$60.00 - Early Bird Registration (Prior to April 2)
$75.00 - Standard Registration
$80.00 - Day of CLE Registration

Join Idaho practitioners Sunrise A. Ayers (Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc) and David M. Penny (Cosho Humphrey, LLP) for this presentation on acquiring the tools you will need to handle matters in landlord and tenant law cases. The discussion will include the basics of creating and terminating the landlord-tenant relationship and contracts, the rights and obligations of both parties, regulations specific to Idaho, and due diligence in the sale and purchase of rental property.

In-Person Fillable Registration

Webcast OR In-Person Online Registration

Ethics & Digital Communications in the Law Firm (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, April 17, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

Virtually every form of technology that lawyers use in their personal lives and in their law offices has significant ethical implications.  Client files transmitted through WiFi – shared, wireless networks at the office, at home, or in public places – can be accessed by third parties, breaching client confidentiality.  Law firm web sites or LinkedIn pages designed to highlight lawyer skills, experience and victories may unintentionally disclose more information about client matters than is ethically permissible.  Social media research can go too far in obtaining information about adversaries, jurors or others.  Text messaging with clients, which is increasingly mainstream, may give rise to the duty to preserve certain messages that would otherwise be deleted by the telephone company.  This program will provide you with a roadmap through the maze of ethical issues that occur when lawyers use technology in their lives and practices. 

  • Ethical issues when using technology for professional and personal purposes
  • Blurry line between using technology (smartphones, tablets, computers) for personal purposes versus for law practice
  • WiFi, the “Cloud,” and shared networks – ensuring that client communications & files are secure and confidential
  • Text messaging – the duty to retain certain client communications
  • Law firm web sites and blogs – what information can/can’t you share and promote for client development purposes?
  • Social media – understanding the limits of what information you can obtain on clients, adversaries, jurors and others

Speaker:
Brian S. Faughnan is special counsel in the Memphis office of Lewis Thomason, PC, where he represents clients in a wide variety of matters at the trial level and on appeal.  He counsels lawyers and law firms on a wide variety of issues surrounding legal ethics and professional responsibility. He is the chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, a reporter for the committee’s rules revision project, a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and a member of the Media Law Resource Center’s Ethics Committee. Mr. Faughnan received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Memphis School of Law.

Online Registration

MAY

New Attorney Program (BOISE) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MT) - Registration/Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Boise Centre on the Grove, 850 W. Front Street - Boise
4.0 CLE Credits of which 1.5 is Ethics (NAC Approved)
$125.00 - Standard Registration
$130.00 - Day of CLE Registration

The New Attorney Program consists of an introduction on Idaho practice, procedure and ethics. This course meets the CLE requirements of Idaho State Bar Commission Rule 402(f)(3).

The full course schedule will be made available thirty (30) days prior to the program.

Fillable Registration Form

Online Registration

Idaho Legislative Review (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (MT) - Registration at 8:30 a.m.
The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson - Boise / Available as a live Webcast
2.0 CLE Credits (NAC Approved)
$60.00 - Early Bird Registration (Prior to April 29)
$75.00 - Standard Registration
$80.00 - Day of CLE Registration

The Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. proudly presents a review of the 2014 Idaho Legislative Session with Idaho State Senate Majority Leader Bart M. Davis (District 33), Idaho State Senate Minority Caucus Chair Grant T. Burgoyne (District 16), Idaho State Representative Luke T. Malek (District 4) and Idaho State Representative W. Marcus W. Nye (District 29). The four lawyer-legislators will discuss hot topics from this year's session, with particular emphasis placed on legislation concerning Idaho's legal community.

In-Person Fillable Registration

Webcast OR In-Person Online Registration

Ethics & Client Money: Trust Funds, Expenses, Setoffs & More (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will cover major ethical issues when attorneys receive or disburse client money.  This program will cover trust fund accounting, pre-payment of expenses, the setoff of unpaid expenses against clients funds obtained in a judgment against a third party, the receipt and charge off of retainers, the disbursement of client property held in trust in estate administration, and much more.

Online Registration

CLE Idaho: Lunch & Ethics (BOISE) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 29, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MT) - Registration/Hosted Lunch at 11:45 a.m.
Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front Street - Boise
1.0 CLE Credits of which 1.0 is Ethics (NAC Approved)
$40.00 - Standard Registration
$45.00 - Day of CLE Registration

Join the following panelists as they moderate an hour ethics session, providing hypothetical scenarios in an informal setting where you can enjoy lunch, network and learn.

  • The Hon. Andrew N.J. Ellis (Ada County Magistrate Court)
  • James K. Ball (Manweiler, Breen Ball & Davis, PLLC)
  • Taylor L. Mossman-Fletcher (Mossman Law Office, LLP)

Fillable Registration Form

Online Registration

CLE Idaho: Lunch & Ethics (TWIN FALLS) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 29, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MT) - Registration/Hosted Lunch at 11:45 a.m.
Twin Falls County West Facility, Conference Room B, 630 Addison Avenue West - Twin Falls
1.0 CLE Credits of which 1.0 is Ethics (NAC Approved)
$40.00 - Standard Registration
$45.00 - Day of CLE Registration

Join the following panelists as they moderate an hour ethics session, providing hypothetical scenarios in an informal setting where you can enjoy lunch, network and learn.

  • The Hon. Calvin Campbell (Twin Falls County Magistrate Court)
  • Brooke B. Redmond (Wright Brothers Law Office, PLLC)
  • Anthony M. Valdez (Valdez Law Office, PLLC)

Fillable Registration Form

Online Registration

CLE Idaho: Lunch & Ethics (POCATELLO) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 29, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

CLE Idaho: Lunch & Ethics (IDAHO FALLS) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 29, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

JUNE

Ethics & Joint Representation (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, June 19, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

Representing two or more individuals in planning, a transaction, or litigation gives rise to sensitive ethical issues, including confidentiality, authority to make decisions, conflicts of interest, preserving the attorney-client privilege and more.  The program will cover determining when a joint representation is ethically permissible, confidentiality and privilege issues, representing spouses and multiple generations of a family, and issues when adversity arises later.

Online Registration



JULY

Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting (SUN VALLEY)

Wednesday, July 22 - Friday, July 24, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

AUGUST

Ethical Issues in Buying, Selling or Transferring a Law Practice (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, August 14, 201
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

Transitioning law practices to partners or associates has been a long-standing practice of smaller law firms and solo practices.  Outright sales have been less common but are sharply on the rise.  Both forms of transferring a practice raise many substantial ethical issues for withdrawing and successor lawyers and their firms. This program will provide you with a guide to these ethical issues and best practices to successful transfer a practice while avoiding ethical complaint.

Online Registration


Handling Your First or Next Removal Case (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

SEPTEMBER

Ethics & Pre-Trial Investigations (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

Attorney investigations as part of litigation or on behalf of a client for other purposes raise a host of ethical issues.  This program will provide you with a real world guide to the ethics issues of conducting pre-litigation investigations, including internal company investigations, external investigations, and investigating members of a jury pool or jury.

Online Registration


Handling Your First or Next Domestic Violence Case (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

OCTOBER

New Attorney Program (BOISE) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

Ethics & the Attorney Client Privilege (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, October 23, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

This program will provide a wide-ranging review of recent legal developments impacting the attorney-client privelege and the growing challenges of preserving the privelege in a highly inter-connected and digital working environment. Also, the program will discuss best practices on the inadvertent or intentional receipt of information that might threaten the loss of the privelege.

Online Registration

NOVEMBER

Mobile Monday - Session #1 (Teleseminar/Audio Stream)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 2, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

Mobile Monday - Session #2 (Teleseminar/Audio Stream)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 9, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

Headline News 2015 (COEUR D'ALENE) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, November 13, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

Mobile Monday - Session #3 (Teleseminar/Audio Stream)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 16, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

Headline News 2015 (POCATELLO) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, November 20, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

Mobile Monday - Session #4 (Teleseminar/Audio Stream)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 23, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

DECEMBER

Ethics in Claims & Settlements (Teleseminar /Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Peach New Media and WebCredenza, Inc.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Teleseminar / Audio Streaming
1.0 CLE Credit of which 1.0 is Ethics

The program will cover ethics in ghostwriting claims and pleadings, ethics in frivolous factual and legal claims, ethics in serving unenforceable subpoenas, ethics in settlements and more.  The program will also cover conflicting approaches of ethics rules and the courts to sanctioning ghostwriting in litigation, the ethics of serving unenforceable subpoenas in the hope the recipient will think its enforceable and cooperate, the enforceability of settlement agreements and ethics challenges.

Online Registration

Headline News 2015 (BOISE) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, December 11, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

An Ounce of Prevention (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast) NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO COME - please check back at a later date!

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