Diversity Section

The Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar promotes the education, training and networking of diversity practitioners. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Friday of January, March, May, July, September, & November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

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Council Members


Jason M. Gray
Gonzaga University School of Law
721 N. Cincinnati St. Room 142A
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (509) 313-6122

Vice Chairperson



James A. Cook
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
1447 S. Tyrell Lane
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 336-8980
Fax: (208) 342-2561


Brittany A. Kreimeyer
Ada County Public Defender's Office
200 W. Front Street, Ste. 1107
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 287-7400

Past Chairperson

Kinzo H. Mihara
Howard Funke & Associates, PC
PO Box 969
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-0969
Phone: (208) 667-5486
Fax:  (208) 667-4695

At Large Council Members

Jana B. Gomez
City Attorney, Lewiston
PO Box 617
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 746-7948
Fax: (208) 746-7952

Linda Louise Blackwelder Pall
Law Office of Linda Pall
304 E. A Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-7255
Fax: (208) 882-9115

Lisa D. Shultz
Shultz Law, PLLC
951 E. Front Street, #211
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: (208) 861-7664

College of Law Faculty Representative

Shaakirrah Sanders
University of Idaho College of Law
514 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Student Representative

Paul Alexander
Phone: (618) 303-4990

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Diversity Section, 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
Law Students: $10
Non ISB Members:  $10

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

To view the Expense Report for reimbursement of costs incurred on official ISB/ILF business, select: Expense Report PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

"Justice for All" Award

The purpose of the "Justice for All" award is to highlight the progress and impact an individual has made in bringing opportunities of the law to bear in the areas of discrimination and diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnic background and national origin, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation and sexual preference, poverty, age and family status. The nominee should be a member of the Idaho legal community or someone who has had a direct effect on the law.

To view a list of past recipients, select: "Justice for All" Award Recipients.

Meetings & Events

225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights - Event Summary

The Diversity Section meets meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Friday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise (unless otherwise noted). Participation via telephone conference is also available. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

May 26, 2017
July 28, 2017
September 22, 2017
November 24, 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.


May 22, 2015
July 24, 2015 (cancelled - See 'Upcoming Events')
September 25, 2015 - AGENDA
November 27, 2015 (no meeting - ISB/ILF offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving)
January 22, 2016
March 25, 2016 - AGENDA
May 27, 2016 - AGENDA
July 22, 2016 - CLE Speaker: Pam Howland; 0.5 CLE Credits - AGENDA
September 23, 2016
November 25, 2016 - Canceled ISB/ILF offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving
January 27, 2017
March 24, 2017 - AGENDA


None at this time.

Meeting Minutes PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

July 22, 2016
March 27, 2015
January 23, 2015
September 26, 2014
July 25, 2014
March 28, 2014
January 24, 2014
November 22, 2013
September 20, 2013
July 17, 2013
May 24, 2013
March 15, 2013
January 25, 2013
December 14, 2012
September 28, 2012
July 13, 2012
December 2, 2011

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Winter 2016 Love the Law! North Idaho Event

On December 12, 2016, the Love the Law! Program of the ISB Diversity Section hosted 24 local area high school students for an event at the Kootenai County Courthouse. The students went on a tour and then observed hearings in front of Judge Haynes. The students then had lunch with Judge Van Valin and also had the opportunity to ask Deputy Prosecutor David Robins questions about the criminal law system. For additional information about this event, please see the Event Summary.


Free LSAT prep courses to be offered by Khan Academy! For additional information, please click HERE.

The Love the Law program has obtained the following resources that are available for loan to interested parties who want to further the mission of the Love the Law program:

  1. A Time for Justice: America’s Civil Rights Movement - Includes a large Civil Rights Timeline poster, 38-minute film, and Teacher’s Guide DVD – Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject
  2. The Children’s March - Includes 40-minute film and Teacher’s Guide DVD – Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject
  3. Viva La Causa: The Story of Cesar Chavez and a Great Movement for Social Justice - Includes a  39-minute film and Teacher’s Guide DVD
  4. Bullied - Includes 38-minute film and 20-page Viewer’s Guide.  Film is centered on a young gay man.

  If you are interested in borrowing any of these materials, please email Jana Gomez.


The Love the Law! program of the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section is pleased to announce the following recipients of the inaugural Love the Law! Scholarship to assist with preparation for taking the 2015 Law School Admissions Test (LSAT):

Zulma Salinas
Katharine Wongmankitkan
Nathan Tollefson
KateLyn Price

We are excited to award each of these deserving individuals scholarships valued at approximately $1,100 each to assist with their LSAT study courses, LSAT testing fees, Credential Assembly Service fees, and law school application fees to the University of Idaho College of Law or Concordia University School of Law. These scholarship recipients have all demonstrated an understanding of diversity issues and a commitment to advancing diversity in Idaho. We are proud to support them in beginning their legal education.

These scholarships would not have been possible without the generous donations that the Love the Law! program received from the ISB Litigation Section, ISB Business & Corporate Law Section, ISB Indian Law Section, ISB Real Property Section, ISB Family Law Section, ISB Employment & Labor Law Section, 2nd District Bar Association, Concordia University School of Law, and the University of Idaho College of Law. We thank our sponsors for their continuing support.


April 7, 2014 - Courtroom Skills at Concordia (Boise)
November 5, 2013 - Ada County Law & Motion Day (Boise)
May 2, 2013 - The Color of Conscience: Human Rights in Idaho (Boise / Coeur d'Alene)
March 21, 2013 - University of Idaho College of Law / Navajo Nation Supreme Court (Moscow)
March 7, 2013 - Concordia University School of Law Tour (Boise)

To view the Love the Law! Mission Statement, select: LTL MISSION STATEMENT


The Love The Law! Committee of the ISB Diversity Section would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their generous financial and in-kind contributions that allow us to organize Love the Law! events and distribute materials:



Thank You for Donating!

The Diversity Section would like to thank the following firms for their past generous financial support for Diversity Section activities that allow the section to further its mission:

  • Duke, Scanlan & Hall, PLLC
  • James, Vernon & Weeks, PA
  • Litster Frost Injury Lawyers
  • Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields, Chtd.
  • Owens & Crandall, PLLC
  • Parsons Behle & Latimer
  • Perkins Coie, LLP
  • Stoel Rives, LLP


The Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar presents information on this web site as a service to our members and others who provide legal services to or are interested in diversity issues - both professionally and socially. Our goal is to provide information, education and networking in this complex area of the law.

While we strive to be accurate and timely, and therefore hope to be a valuable resource to users of this site, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice and we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites to which we link.

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