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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August | September | October | November | December

JANUARY

Annual Flagship CLE - Law Practice Management: A Mini-MBA for Legal Practitioners (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Friday, January 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MT)
The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd. - Boise, ID
Available as a live Webcast
4.0 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics
Registration/Continental Breakfast begins 7:30 a.m.

This CLE is designed to give practitioners an opportunity to enhance their day to day law practice management understanding by presenting key MBA concepts. Topics include: Basic Human Resources for Law Firms: Hiring and Managing Staff; Introductory Accounting and Finance for Lawyers; Legal Project Management: Timekeeping, Billing and Documents; Data Security and Protection for Law Firms; and Ethical Considerations in Advertising and Marketing Your Legal Services.



FEBRUARY

CLE Idaho: Trial Court Administrators (COEUR D'ALENE)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, February 3, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Kootenai County Administration Building
Room 1A & B
451 N. Government Way - Coeur d'Alene, ID
1.0 CLE credits - NAC Approved
Registration / Hosted Lunch begins 11:45 a.m.

Join First Judicial District Trial Court Administrator Karlene Behringer in this one hour program. Ms. Behringer and her colleagues will share information about Problem Solving Courts, Family Court Services, Court Assistance Services, Domestic Violence Court, Interpreter Services, and introduce upcoming proposed initiatives.

CLE Idaho: Trial Court Administrators (LEWISTON)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, February 3, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Nez Perce County Courthouse
Courtroom #1
1230 Main Street - Lewiston, ID
1.0 CLE credits - NAC Approved
Registration / Hosted Lunch begins 11:45 a.m.

Join newly hired Second Judicial District Trial Court Administrator Roland Gammill in this one hour program. Mr. Gammill will introduce himself and his colleagues who will highlight the current status and plans of the iCourt deployments, some exciting news about our Nez Perce County Adult Drug Court Mentor Program, as well as all the Second District resources available through our Problem Solving Courts, Family Courts, Veterans Court and Court Assistance services.

CLE Idaho: Odyssey/I-Court Overview for Attorneys in the Third Judicial District (CALDWELL)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, February 3, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MT)
Canyon County Administration Building
Public Meeting Room
111 N. 11th Avenue - Caldwell, ID
1.0 CLE credits - NAC Approved
Registration / Hosted Lunch begins 11:45 a.m.

The Third Judicial District Trial Court Administrator invites you to join Raena Bull, Training and Development Manager for the Canyon County Courts, and Michael Mehall, Court Operations Manager for the Administrative Office of the Courts, as they give a brief overview of the Odyssey/I-Court system, including e-filing and e-service for attorneys.

35th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar (COEUR D'ALENE)
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

February 9 - 11, 2017
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd Street - Coeur d'Alene, ID
15.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics

Room block available with discounted rates. Call 888-965-6542 ext. 2 and mention "Commercial & Bankruptcy Seminar" or room block code ISBABANK.

Join the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section in beautiful Coeur d'Alene for their 35th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar. This year's schedule boasts and impressive line-up, topics including: Chapter 13 National Model Plan and Rule Changes; Taxes: Pitfalls & Opportunities in Bankruptcy; Update on Article 9 Since the 2013 Amendments and Recovery of Attorney Fees & Costs; and Much More!!

To view the full seminar schedule and brochure, click 35th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar.

Hydrology for Lawyers (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Water Law Section

Thursday, February 9, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (MT)
The Law Center
525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise, ID
Available as a live Webcast
6.5 CLE credits
Registration / Continental Breakfast begins 8:00 a.m.

Join Christian Petrich, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., Terry Scanlan, P.E., P.G., and Scott King, P.E. (SPF Water Engineering, LLC) for an extensive overview of hydrology. This program is for attorneys who have interests in water rights, property transactions, water-delivery disputes, water-related liability and/or water policy.



Ethics in Billing & Collecting Fees (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, February 17, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

Every law practice is also a business. Timely billing, collecting and fees are essential to stability of the practice and the livelihood of its attorneys and staff. But unlike any other business, this essential financial aspect is governed by a host of ethics rules. This program will discuss ethics rules as they apply to billing and collecting attorneys' fees, common traps and sources of ethics sanctions, and best practices.

Ethics in Negotiations (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

Virtually every communication a lawyer makes on behalf of a client is a negotiation. This is equally true of communications in litigation with opposing counsel as it is in a transactional negotiation. There's an indistinct line between ethical propriety and going too far - between permissible "puffing" or "boasting" and outright (thus unethical) deceit. This program will discuss the many shadings of gray when attorneys engage in negotiations.

MARCH

Annual Workers Compensation Seminar (SUN VALLEY)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Workers Compensation Section

March 2 - 3, 2017
Sun Valley Resort
1 Sun Valley Rd. - Sun Valley, ID
6.25 CLE credits - NAC Approved

Call 800-786-8259 by February 2nd to take advantage of the negotiated lodging rate.

Join the Workers Compensation Section in beautiful Sun Valley for their Annual Workers Compensation Seminar. This year's topics include: Language Diversity and Impact on Claim Cost; ICRD and Attorneys: Working Successfully Together; Hooking the 2nd Injury Fund; and many more!

Trial Skills Academy (BOISE)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section

March 3 - 4, 2017
James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse
550 W. Fort Street - Boise, ID
13.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics - NAC Approved
**Open to all attorneys who have practiced 10 years or fewer**

A block of rooms will be held at The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Call 866-961-5000 and mention "Idaho State Bar Mentee Block" before February 9, 2017.

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. You will observe and then practice skills including voir dire, opening statements, witness examination (direct and cross), authenticating exhibits, impeachment, making objects, 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. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2017.

Handling Your First or Next Adoption Case (BOISE / Available as a live Webcast)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (MT)
The Law Center
525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise, ID
Available as a live Webcast
2.0 CLE credits - NAC Approved
Registration begins 8:30 a.m.

Please join Bart D. Browning of May, Browning & May, PLLC, as he discusses the different types of adoption. This seminar will focus on such topics as: The Process of Adoption; Termination of Parental Rights; Filing the Adoption Petition; Working with Birth Parents; Financial Resources and Insurance Coverages; Interstate Compact on Placement on Children; and Indian Child Welfare Act and Adoptions.



APRIL

Handling Your First or Next Probate Case (CALDWELL / Available as a live Webcast)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (MT)
Canyon County Administration Building
111 N. 11th Avenue - Caldwell, ID
Available as a live Webcast
2.0 CLE credits
Registration begins 11:45 a.m.

Bob Aldridge of Robert L. Aldridge, Chtd. will discuss the basics of handling a probate case and will review the forms used in a probate matter. Participants will gain an understanding of the timeline required in moving a probate case through the process and how to handle a small estate vs. a regular estate and when informal or formal probate is required. Also covered is how a case is handled once the matter is commenced in probate court. The program will conclude with an overview of closing the estate.



MAY

New Attorney Program - Spring 2017 (BOISE)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (MT)
Boise Centre
850 W. Front Street - Boise, ID
4.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics - NAC Approved
Registration begins 7:30 a.m.

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

2017 Idaho Legislative Review (BOISE/Available as a live Webcast)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
2.0 CLE credits

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

CLE Idaho: Trial Court Administrators (BOISE)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
1.0 CLE credits

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

CLE Idaho: Trial Court Administrators (TWIN FALLS)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
1.0 CLE credits

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

CLE Idaho: Trial Court Administrators (POCATELLO)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
1.0 CLE credits

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

CLE Idaho: Trial Court Administrators (IDAHO FALLS)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
1.0 CLE credits

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice Software & Tools (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the heart of many software packages and other technology lawyers use to automate drafting of transactional, estate planning, and pleadings. When lawyers use these forms of AI and machine learning, it raises substantial ethical issues touching the core of what is giving legal advice and service to clients. This program will discuss these ethical issues and how they may expose lawyers to liability.

JUNE

The Ethics of Supervising Other Lawyers (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, June 16, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

Lawyers often oversee other lawyers - partners supervise the work of associates, in-house counsel supervises the work provided by outside counsel, project managing attorneys supervise the work of all the attorneys on the representation. All these forms of supervision come with ethical duties to ensure the supervised attorneys practice competently and ethically. This program will provide you with a guide to how ethics rules apply when lawyers supervise other lawyers.

JULY

Ethical Issues for Small Law Firms: Technology, Paralegals... (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, July 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

This program will highlight and discuss ethical issues common in small firms. Among other topics, the program will discuss the ethical risks of common law office technology, supervising paralegals, shared offices, remote access to files, and more.

AUGUST

No programs listed at this time - check back at a later date!!

SEPTEMBER

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
2.0 CLE credits

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

OCTOBER

New Attorney Program - Fall 2017 (BOISE)NAC
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
4.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics - NAC Approved

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

Ethics and Client Money: Trust Funds, Setoffs and Retainers (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, October 20, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

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.

NOVEMBER

2017 Mobile Monday Series - Session #1 (Teleseminar)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 6, 2017
**Teleseminar Only
1.0 CLE credit

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

2017 Mobile Monday Series - Session #2 (Teleseminar)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 13, 2017
**Teleseminar Only
1.0 CLE credit

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

2017 Mobile Monday Series - Session #3 (Teleseminar)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 20, 2017
**Teleseminar Only
1.0 CLE credit

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

2017 Mobile Monday Series - Session #4 (Teleseminar)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Monday, November 27, 2017
**Teleseminar Only
1.0 CLE credit

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

DECEMBER 2017

2017 Headline News (FORT HALL)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, December 1, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
6.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

2017 Headline News (COEUR D'ALENE)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, December 8, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
6.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

2017 Headline News (NAMPA)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Friday, December 15, 2017
Time/Location: TBD
6.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics

More information available soon - check back at a later date!!

Ethics in Drafting Claims (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, December 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

This program will cover ethics in ghostwriting claims and pleadings, ethics in frivolous factual and legal claims, and ethics in serving unenforceable subpoenas. The program will also cover conflicting approaches of ethics rules and the courts to sanctioning ghostwriting in litigation.

2017 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update: Part I (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Thursday, December 28, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

This annual program will provide you with a broad-based discussion of attorney ethics issues effecting your civil litigation practice. This program is part one (1) of two (2).

2017 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update: Part II (Audio Streaming)
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

Friday, December 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit

This annual program will provide you with a broad-based discussion of attorney ethics issues effecting your civil litigation practice. This program is part two (2) of two (2).


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