Appellate Practice Section

The Appellate Practice Section of the Idaho State Bar offers representation and services to both civil and criminal attorneys who practice before state and federal appellate courts. The section meets quarterly (April, June, September and December) at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

Council Members | Section Membership | Announcements | Meetings & Events
Meeting Minutes
| Past CLE Materials | Disclaimer

Council Members


Christine M. Salmi
Perkins Coie, LLP
PO Box 737
Boise, ID  83701-0737
Phone: (208) 343-3434
Fax: (208) 343-3232

Vice Chairperson

Jessica Marie Lorello
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0010
Phone: (208) 332-3544
Fax: (208) 854-8074


Rachel Anne Murphy

Past Chairperson

William Christopher Pooser
Stoel Rives, LLP
101 S. Capitol Blvd., Ste. 1900
Boise, ID 83702-7705
Phone:  (208) 387-4289
Fax:  (208) 389-9040

At Large Council Members

Stephen Lee Adams
Gjording Fouser
121 N. 9th St., Ste. 600
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 336-9777
Fax: (208) 336-9177

Brian Vernon Church
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0010
Phone: (208) 334-2400

At Large Council Members (cont'd)

Kimberly Ann Coster
Law Office of Kimberly A. Coster, Inc.
5474 N. Crimson Way
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 338-0300

Brian Richard Dickson
Office of the State Appellate Public Defender
PO Box 2816
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 334-2712
Fax: (208) 334-2985

Syrena Case Hargrove
U.S. Attorney's Office
Washington Group Plaza IV
800 Park Blvd., Ste. 600
Boise, ID 83712-9903
Phone: (208) 334-1211
Fax: (208) 334-9375

Stephen Wood Kenyon
Idaho Supreme Court
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0101
Phone: (208) 334-2210
Fax: (208) 334-2616

Debora Kathleen Kristensen
Givens Pursley LLP
PO Box 2720
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 388-1200
Fax: (208) 388-1300

Cheryl Rambo
Office of the Attorney General
700 S. Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 884-7050
Fax: (208) 884-7228

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Appellate Practice Section, please complete the Section Registration Form .PDF and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:

2016 Standard Membership Dues:  $25
Attorneys Admitted to ISB Less Than 3 Years: $10
Law Students: FREE

To view the section's by-laws, select: Appellate Practice Section By-Laws PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

The Idaho Appellate Handbook, 4th Edition, is now available for purchase. Prices are $100.00 for section members and $150.00 for non-section members. To purchase, fill out the Publication Order Form and submit with appropriate payment.


Please note that the Idaho Supreme Court has recently amended the Idaho Appellate Rules. These updates were made pursuant to Orders issued on September 1, 2015 and December 29, 2015, available here:
IAR Order 9-1-15
IAR Order 12-29-15

Meetings & Events


The Appellate Practice Section meets quarterly on the second Thursday of April, June, September and December at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

April 13, 2017
June 8, 2017
September 14, 2017
December 14, 2017

To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance, via email to Dayna Ferrero - please specify if you will be attending in person or via telephone conference. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.


September 10, 2015 - Canceled
December 10, 2015 - AGENDA
April 14, 2016 - AGENDA / MATERIALS
June 9, 2016 - Canceled (Section will hold a breakfast reception on July 15 at 7:00 a.m. in conjunction with the ISB Annual Meeting)
September 8, 2016 - AGENDA / MATERIALS
December 8, 2016 - AGENDA / POWERPOINT / HANDOUT


Meeting Minutes PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

July 9, 2015 - Council Meeting
June 11, 2015
May 14, 2015
April 9, 2015 - Annual Meeting
March 12, 2015
February 12, 2015
January 8, 2015 - Council Meeting
December 11, 2014
November 13, 2014 - Council Meeting
October 9, 2014
September 25, 2014- Council Meeting
August 14, 2014
July 7, 2014 - Council Meeting
June 12, 2014
May 5, 2014 - Council Meeting
April 7, 2014 - Organizational Meeting

Past CLE Materials PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

October 9, 2014
Hon. Gerald F. Schroeder - Effective Appellate Argument

August 14, 2014
Hon. Daniel T. Eismann, Idaho Supreme Court - What is a Judgment?

June 12, 2014
Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk of the Courts - Updates on Appellate Practice in Idaho
Kevin Iverson, Idaho Supreme Court CIO - Technology and Your Supreme Court


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