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The Idaho State Bar and Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. is excited to offer over 150 online, on-demand (self-study) programs to assist you in meeting your MCLE reporting requirements.  With 24/7 availability, you can easily view programs whenever and wherever it is convenient.


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Please remember the following when utilizing the ISB/ILF online, on-demand (self-study) programs:

  • All online, on-demand (self-study) programs are considered “self-study” (of the minimum thirty (30) credit hours necessary for reporting every three years, only 15 may be claimed as self study).
  • Credit will not be given for previously-viewed programs, regardless of whether the program was viewed in the current or prior reporting period.
  • Once purchased, you will have ninety (90) days to view the program. No extensions will be granted.
  • Registration of multiple viewers or attendees with one registration entry is not allowed.  If you are registering multiple people for a program please create an account and register each person separately.
  • Your on-demand streaming account only lists submitted credit for courses purchased through FastCLE. Full ISB attendance credits are listed through our Online Attendance Records Search.
2020 Lessons from the Masters

Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

Registration Fee:  $50.00

1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics  and 1.5 is NAC

Length: Approx. 1.5 hours

Join Reed W. Larsen of Cooper & Larsen, Marvin M. Smith of Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP and Kari M. Campos of Ball Ventures, LLC., as this distinguished panel of Idaho lawyers showcase their exalted legal careers and commitment to serving their clients and the legal profession along with best practices and tips for practitioners mixed in with memorable stories.

An Idiosyncratic, Incomplete, and Completely Biased History of the Idaho Federal District Court - FREE CLE

Sponsored by the U.S. Courts District of Idaho and the Idaho State Bar

1.0 CLE credit 

Length:  Approx. 1 hour

Registration:  FREE

As a swan song before he enters retirement, David L. Metcalf, Senior Staff Attorney for the US District Courts, District of Idaho will present a his research on the history of the federal courts in Idaho.

In this rambling lecture Dave will drone on and on about his four decades with the Idaho Federal District Court.   Stories will be told, some true.  No fact checkers, please.  Mercifully, and by demand, it will end after an hour.

2020 Distinguished Lawyer and Jurist Award Presentation

Join the Idaho State Bar for its first Virtual Distinquished Lawyer, Distinguished Jurist and Outstanding Young Lawyers Awards Presentation. 

The Distinquished Lawyer and Jurist Award is presented each year to attorneys and a member of the judiciary who have distinguished the profession through exemplary conduct and many years of dedicated service to the profession and to Idaho citizens. 

This year the Distinguished Lawyer Award will be presented to Gary L. Cooper of Pocatello and Maureen E. Laflin of Moscow. 

The Distinguished Jurist Award will be presented to the Honorable Jim Jones of Boise.

The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognizes an Idaho State Bar young lawyer who has provided service to the profession, the Idaho State Bar, Idaho Law Foundation, and to the community and who exhibits professional excellence.  This year the award will be given to Jennifer Jensen of Boise.  Ms. Jensen will not be able to attend the award presentation.  Her award will be presented to her at a later date.

 

2020 Election - What to Watch for this Year (Lawyer's Version)

Sponsored by Idaho State Bar Government and Public Sector Lawyers Section

Registration Fee:  $50.00

1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 are NAC

Length: Approx. 1.5 hours


Already 2020 is proving to be an election year like no other; fears of foreign interference, failed caucuses and now pandemic delays. Our own elections junkie, Ada County Clerk and attorney, Phil McGrane, shares his insights on the laws regulating elections and what we should watch for as the 2020 election continues.

 

2020 Idaho Family Law Fall Conference

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Family Law Section

Length: Approx. 6 hours

6.0 CLE Credits of which 3.0 are NAC

Registration Cost: $210.00

The Idaho State Bar Family Law Fall Conference is a day-long session that includes a variety of topics involving family law that will enhance your knowledge and your practice including the nationally renowned speaker, Megan Hunter, from the High Conflict Institute.

The full program includes:

High Conflict Clients, Opposing Counsel, and Personalities – Megan Hunter, High Conflict Institute *Nationally Recognized Trainer

Insights from Across the Judicial Districts on Utilizing Zoom for Family Law Court – Panel Discussion

Moderator Sarah Mello, Mello Law, PLLC, and Idaho Magistrate Judges – Hon. Scott Hansen, 7th Judicial District (Bingham County), Hon. Theodore Tollefson, 4th Judicial District (Ada County), Hon. Aaron Thompson 6th Judicial District (Bannock County),  Hon. Laurie Fortier, 4th Judicial District (Ada County), Hon. Jerold W. Lee, 3rd Judicial District (Canyon County), 
Hon. John  Meienhofer, 3rd Judicial District (Adams County) and Hon. John Meienhofer, 3rd Judicial District (Adams County).

Idaho Case Law Update – Mackenzie Whatcott, Cosho Humphrey, LLP

 

2021 Annual Meeting Plenary Session and Keynote Address: The Human Rights Era of Federal Indian Law

2021 Annual Meeting Plenary Session and Keynote Address:  The Human Rights Era of Federal Indian Law 

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  FREE

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.0 CLE credits

Join us as we kick off the 2021 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting!

Idaho State Bar President Donald F. Carey will begin the plenary session with an update on the Bar followed by Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan who will give us the State of the Courts.  We will then be introduced to the new dean from the University of Idaho College of Law, Dean Johanna Kalb.

The CLE session will be an address from our keynote speaker, Walter R. Echo-Hawk.  Mr. Echo-Hawk is an attorney author, former Tribal Judge and President of the Pawnee Business Council for the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.  He will explore the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on the future of Federal Indian law. The Declaration prescribes “human rights” for Indigenous Peoples worldwide. As a result, Native American law and policy stand at the confluence of international and domestic law. From that vista, a brand new legal framework can be seen. How will UNDRIP’s human rights principles affect Federal Indian law in the twenty-first century?

39th Annual Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Seminar

39th Annual Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Seminar

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Length: Approx. 7 hours

7.0 CLE credits of which .75 is Ethics

Standard Registration: $200

Join the Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section for their 39th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar that was held virtually via live webcast.  The conference features nationally recognized speakers on bankruptcy and jurists from the Idaho, Washington and Montana bankruptcy bench who present on various aspects of bankruptcy law and practice.


Program Agenda 

Welcome
   
Tecla E. Druffel, TED BK, PLLC

Case Law Review
    
Aaron R. Bell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
    Kyle Engels, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
    Suzanne J. Hickok, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
    Carol K. Mills, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho


Best Practices for Drafting Proofs of Claim
    
Tara Twomey, National Consumer Law Center & National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center

Legislative Update
    
Sen. Kelly Anthon, Idaho Legislative District 27

Lunch Break and Video Tribute to Hon. Terry L. Myers

Ethical Pitfalls in Bankruptcy Practice
    
Hon. Benjamin P. Hursh, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Issues Panel
    Michael J. Archibald, M2 Law Group, PC
    Bryan N. Zollinger, Smith, Driscoll & Associates, PLLC


Bankruptcy Mediation
    
Hon. Jim D. Pappas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
    Matthew T. Christensen, Angstman Johnson


Judges’ Panel 
    Hon. Joseph M. Meier, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
    Hon. Noah G. Hillen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
    Hon. Jim D. Pappas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
    Hon. Whitman L. Holt, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
    Hon. Benjamin P. Hursh, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana


 

A Summary of Some Recent ABA Ethics Opinions -Something for Every Practice

A Summary of Some Recent ABA Ethics Opinions - Something for Every Practice

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar

1.0 Ethics Credit - NAC Approved

Length:  Approx. 1 hour

Registration: $35

Join Bradley G. Andrews, Idaho State Bar Counsel, for a review of recent ethics opinions from the American Bar Association in lieu of the usual Roadshow ethics presentation. This CLE was sponsored by the Idaho State Bar and the proceeds from the on-demand course will benefit the Idaho Law Foundation.

 

An Afternoon with Judge Ryan D. Nelson of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

An Afternoon with Judge Ryan D. Nelson of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 

Sponsored by the Seventh District Bar Association and the Eagle Rock Chapter of the  American Inns of Court

Length:  Approx. 1 hr.

1.0 CLE Credit 

FREE and Open to ALL Members of the Idaho State Bar

This is the first of a two-part free CLE series offered by the Seventh District Bar featuring prominent members of the judiciary. 

The Honorable Ryan D. Nelson, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was appointed and confirmed as a member of the Ninth Circuit in October 2018.  He dicussess his time on the Court and notable cases he has heard along with insights for practice for attorneys in the Circuit.

 

 

 

Can I Get This Tweet Admitted? Evidentiary Issues in the Digital Age

Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

2.0 CLE credits of which 2.0 are NAC credits 

Length:  Approx. 2 hours

The popularity of social media and other digital media in society has resulted in an increase in issues involving the admissibility of their content in court.  This experienced panel including the Hon. Jennifer L.K. Haemmerle, 5th District Magistrate Judge, Michael Bartlett of Nevin, Benjamin, McKay & Bartlett, LLP, and Justin Whatcott, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Idaho will examine the challenges associated with the admission of digital evidence under current evidentiary rules, how some courts have tried to address those challenges, and practice tips for admitting or contesting the admission of digital evidence.

Current Issues in Real Property Law

Current Issues in Real Property Law

Sponsored by Idaho State Bar Real Property Section and First American Title Insurance Company


Friday, March 5, 2021

3.0 CLE Credits of which 0.75 are Ethics and 0.75 are NAC Approved

Length: Approx. 3 hours


Registration Cost:

$125 - Standard Registration                                                                                                                                    

$100 - Real Property Section Members                                                                        

$50 - Non-Lawyer Real Estate Professionals                                                                   

FREE - Law Students 

Take Advantage of Section Membership Benefits Now: Join the Real Property Section for only $30.                                                                                                             

 

Program Agenda   

Maximizing Wealth with 1031 Exchanges: Fundamental Concepts, Regulation Landscape, and Planning Market Strategies
       
Corinne Iadonisi, Esq. Deferred 1031
       Christopher Fenolio, Esq. Deferred 1031


The Impacts of Redlining on Health, Wealth, and Housing
       
Latonia Haney Keith, Esq., The College of Idaho
       Shannon McGuire, Spark Strategic Solutions
       McKay Cunningham, University of Idaho College of Law


Eviction Defense Strategies for Practicing Attorneys 
       Martin Hendrickson, Esq., Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
       Drew Dickerson, Esq., Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
      Jacob Workman, Esq., Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.


A Day in the Life of Lydia the Lawyer; Cyber Security Threats and Best Practices in Dealing with Them in the Real Estate Setting
       
Tracy Kepler, Esq., CNA Financial Insurance company

 



 

Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout 1

Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout 1
Sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

Professor John Miscione, visiting professor in the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Idaho College of Law, will discuss the caselaw, recent updates and trends emerging in the area of trademark and unfair competition laws.

**In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

Ethical Guidance for Cyber-Crime Prevention and Response

Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. 

Registration Fee:  $50.00

1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 are Ethics credits 

Length: Approx. 1.5 hours

With cyber-attacks on the rise in the past several months, Todd Sexton, Identillect Technologies and Bradley G. Andrews, Idaho State Bar Counsel, discuss the ethical considerations relating to cybersecurity.  They also provide strategies to minimize the risks of a cyberattack and lawyers’ ethical obligations following an electronic data breach or cyberattack.

Eviction Defense Basics

Eviction Defense Basics

Sponsored by Idaho Legal Aid and the Idaho Volunteer Attorneys Program

Approx. Length: 1.5 hours


1.5 CLE credit - NAC approved

Cost: 
 $35.00 or FREE with your pledge to volunteer for IVLP

Idaho Legal Aid Services attorneys Sunrise Ayres, Drew Dickerson, Martin Hendrickson and Jake Workman prepare attorneys to help vulnerable tenants defend unlawful detainer actions. The attorneys discuss the relevant statutes, potential defenses, illegal evictions/lockouts, and provide the practice tips they have learned on the frontlines of pandemic evictions.

This program is available for FREE with your pledge to volunteer.  Contact IVLP Director Sue Pierson to receive the coupon code to watch for a pledge.

Handling Your First Appeal - Annual Meeting CLE Session 3 - Breakout Session 1

Handling Your First Appeal - Annual Meeting CLE Session 3 - Breakout Session 1
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits - NAC

Stephen Adams, Gjording Fouser, PLLC and Benjamin McGreevy, Idaho State Appellate Public Defender's Office, will introduce participates to the state appellate rules and discuss the state appellate process from both the the civil and criminal point of view and provide pointers that the presenters have identified in their appellate practices.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

Handling Your First or Next Criminal Domestic Violence Case

Handling Your First or Next Criminal Domestic Violence Case (Live Webcast)

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation and Law Pay Credit Card Processing

Length: Approx. 2 hours

2.0 CLE credits – NAC Approved 

Registration Fee:

Standard Registration                                           $75.00

Law Student/General Public                                  $20.00


Please join the Idaho Law Foundation for Handling Your First or Next Criminal Domestic Violence Case, featuring Ms. Tessie Buttram of the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office and Ms. Teri Jones of the Ada County Public Defender’s Office for a discussion that will be beneficial to the criminal defense bar and the criminal prosecution bar. Topics of discussion will include but is not limited to:

Overview of the most important provisions of the statutes;

How to prosecute or defend the domestic violence case;

Key evidentiary issues and pitfalls to watch for;

The process from guilty pleas through the collateral consequences of a plea or conviction;

Sentencing options available; and

The latest developments in domestic violence court.

Handling Your First or Next Matter Involving the Sale or Acquisition of a Small Business

Handling Your First or Next Matter Involving the Sale or Acquisition of a Small Business

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation and LawPay 

2.0 CLE Credits

Length: Approx. 1 hour

Registration Fee:

Standard Registration - $70.00

The acquisition or sale of a small business often involves the complex interplay of legal, financial, tax, and business considerations.  Matthew T. Christensen, Angstman Johnson and L. Victoria Meier, Eberle Berlin will provide the attorney in general practice with a good overview of the issues that are critically important in handling their first – or next – business formation or sale.

Handling Your First or Next Motor Vehicle Crash Case

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

** Streaming Only

Length:  Approx. 2 hrs

2.0 CLE credits - NAC approved
 

Whether you are contemplating taking your first motor vehicle accident case or you are a seasoned practitioner wanting up-to-date information in the motor vehicle accident arena, this program will provide essential information on the typical and not so typical issues that arise including but not limited to: understanding of an auto insurance policy; pitfalls of uninsurance/underinsurance; negotiation factors to consider; settlement considerations; and do’s and dont’s in trial prep. Join Michael P. Stefanic, Anderson, Julian & Hull, LLP and Scott Lundgreen, Johnson & Lundgreen, PC, as they lead this discussion.

 

Handling Your First or Next Real Estate Case

Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. and LawPay

Length:  Approx. 2 Hours

Join experienced practitioners and former Real Property Section Chairpersons, T. Hethe Clark (Spink Butler, LLP) and Hilary S. Vaughn (Holland & Hart, LLP), as they cover several topics including but not limited to: security documents, foreclosures, zoning, legal descriptions, easements, second mortgages, deeds of trust, underlying encumbrances, instruments of conveyance, proration of rents and damage deposits. Their presentation will also address property taxes, fire & casualty insurance, title insurance, environmental provisions, due on sale clauses and warranty deeds.

Handling Your First or Next Wrongful Death Case

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Official Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

2.0 CLE credits of which 2.0 is NAC Approved

Join the Idaho Law Foundation and experienced practitioner Jason Monteleone (Johnson & Monteleone, LLP) as he covers several topics on wrongful death cases, including: Who CAN Make Claims and Who SHOULD Make Claims; Damages to be Claimed; How to Prove Damages at Trial; Representing Minors or Disabled Beneficiaries and/or Multiple Claimants; Conflicts and Ethical Considerations; and Dealing with the Cap on Non-Economic Damages.

Length:  Approx. 2 Hours

 

Hindsight in 2020: IP Law Lessons Not to Learn the Hard Way (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #3)

Hindsight in 2020:  IP Law Lessons Not to Learn the Hard Way (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #3)

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

1.0 CLE credit

Length: Approx. 1 hour

Registration Cost: $35.00


Elizabeth H. Schierman, TraskBritt, PC and Kammie Cuneo, Thomas P. Howard, LLC. will share practical insights involving intellectual property law that every attorney should be aware of when serving clients in all practice areas.   Tips will include how to avoid costly pitfalls in various areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and international intellectual property, to which it is all too easy to fall prey. 

Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho's Infancy - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout Session 2

Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho's Infancy - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout Session 2
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits - NAC

Bryan A. Nickels, Scanlan Griffith Aldridge & Nickels will discuss how practioners should approach interpretation of Idaho statutes that are rooted in the earliest days of Idaho's statehood, and even earlier.  Topics will include key canons of construction, the uses and limitation of corpus linguistics, and other interpretive tools.  

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

This semniar covers the basics of defamation law and the complexities of defamation cases on the Internet.  Judge Peter Barton, Fourth Judicial District, and Joseph L. Meadows, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC, a national expert, will present on issues of fact-versus-opinion statements in the social media context, which law governs, unmasking anonymous defamers in John Doe cases, removing negative reviews, Section 230 website immunity, and other relevant cyber laws in defamation cases.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

 

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

This semniar covers the basics of defamation law and the complexities of defamation cases on the Internet.  Judge Peter Barton, Fourth Judicial District, and Joseph L. Meadows, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC, a national expert, will present on issues of fact-versus-opinion statements in the social media context, which law governs, unmasking anonymous defamers in John Doe cases, removing negative reviews, Section 230 website immunity, and other relevant cyber laws in defamation cases.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

 

Lawyer Ethics and Investigations for and of Clients

Lawyer Ethics and Investigations for and of Clients

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

**Live Audio Stream Only

1.0 Ethics credit

Registration Fee:  $55.00

Investigations by lawyers are an essential element of most litigation.  Lawyers investigate the parties and the facts underlying the case through the use of third-party investigators, online searches, obtaining public records, seeking the production of electronic communications, including text messages, and much more.  Also, lawyers sometimes need to investigate their own clients – to assure themselves of the veracity of certain representations or when the lawyer suspects the client may be actively misleading the lawyer.  These investigations are not without risk. Ethics rules limit what lawyers can do and say, and how the work product of these investigations may be used.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to ethical issues when lawyers conduct investigations.

  • Duty of an attorney to investigate a case before filing a lawsuit
  • “Pre-texting” – the ethics of deception  in investigations
  • Ethical issues when a lawyer investigates a client – and when it is ethically required
  • Conflicts of interest in investigations
  • Ethical issues in social media and online searches – and obtaining text messages
  • Use of third-party investigators
  • Limitations on investigating members of a jury or jury pool
  • When investigations go awry – discipline, sanctions, exclusion of evidence obtained
Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4

Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4
Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics - NAC

Join Wendy Olson, Stoel Rives, LLP, Tim Gresback, Tim Gresback Law Office and Trudy Fouser, Gjording Fouser, PLLC as this distinguished panel of Idaho lawyers showcase their exalted legal careers and commitment to serving their clients and the legal profession along with best practices and tips for practitioners mixed in with memorable stories.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4

Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4
Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics - NAC

Join Wendy Olson, Stoel Rives, LLP, Tim Gresback, Tim Gresback Law Office and Trudy Fouser, Gjording Fouser, PLLC as this distinguished panel of Idaho lawyers showcase their exalted legal careers and commitment to serving their clients and the legal profession along with best practices and tips for practitioners mixed in with memorable stories.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: 2021 Annual Meeting Plenary Session and Keynote Address: The Human Rights Era of Federal Indian Law - FREE CLE (LIVE WEBCAST)

2021 Annual Meeting Plenary Session and Keynote Address:  The Human Rights Era of Federal Indian Law 

Thursday, July 22. 2021

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  FREE

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.0 CLE credits

Join us as we kick off the 2021 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting!

Idaho State Bar President Donald F. Carey will begin the plenary session with an update on the Bar followed by Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan who will give us the State of the Courts.  We will then be introduced to the new dean from the University of Idaho College of Law, Dean Johanna Kalb.

The CLE session will be an address from our keynote speaker, Walter R. Echo-Hawk.  Mr. Echo-Hawk is an attorney author, former Tribal Judge and President of the Pawnee Business Council for the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.  He will explore the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on the future of Federal Indian law. The Declaration prescribes “human rights” for Indigenous Peoples worldwide. As a result, Native American law and policy stand at the confluence of international and domestic law. From that vista, a brand new legal framework can be seen. How will UNDRIP’s human rights principles affect Federal Indian law in the twenty-first century?

LIVE EVENT: Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout 1

Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout 1
Sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law

Thursday, July 22, 2021

10:15 am - 11:45 am (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

Professor John Miscione, visiting professor in the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Idaho College of Law, will discuss the caselaw, recent updates and trends emerging in the area of trademark and unfair competition laws.

**In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho's Infancy - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout Session 2

Hog-Tight Fences and Dirk-Knives: Decoding Statutes from Idaho's Infancy - Annual Meeting CLE Session 2 - Breakout Session 2
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Thursday, July 22. 2021

10:15 am - 11:45 am (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits - NAC

Bryan A. Nickels, Scanlan Griffith Aldridge & Nickels will discuss how practioners should approach interpretation of Idaho statutes that are rooted in the earliest days of Idaho's statehood, and even earlier.  Topics will include key canons of construction, the uses and limitation of corpus linguistics, and other interpretive tools.  

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23, 2021

8:30 am - 10:00 am (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

This semniar covers the basics of defamation law and the complexities of defamation cases on the Internet.  Judge Peter Barton, Fourth Judicial District, and Joseph L. Meadows, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC, a national expert, will present on issues of fact-versus-opinion statements in the social media context, which law governs, unmasking anonymous defamers in John Doe cases, removing negative reviews, Section 230 website immunity, and other relevant cyber laws in defamation cases.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

 

LIVE EVENT: Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 1

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23, 2021

8:30 am - 10:00 am (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

This semniar covers the basics of defamation law and the complexities of defamation cases on the Internet.  Judge Peter Barton, Fourth Judicial District, and Joseph L. Meadows, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC, a national expert, will present on issues of fact-versus-opinion statements in the social media context, which law governs, unmasking anonymous defamers in John Doe cases, removing negative reviews, Section 230 website immunity, and other relevant cyber laws in defamation cases.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

 

LIVE EVENT: Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4

Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4
Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation

Thursday, July 22. 2021

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics - NAC

Join Wendy Olson, Stoel Rives, LLP, Tim Gresback, Tim Gresback Law Office and Trudy Fouser, Gjording Fouser, PLLC as this distinguished panel of Idaho lawyers showcase their exalted legal careers and commitment to serving their clients and the legal profession along with best practices and tips for practitioners mixed in with memorable stories.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4

Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4
Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation

Thursday, July 22. 2021

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics - NAC

Join Wendy Olson, Stoel Rives, LLP, Tim Gresback, Tim Gresback Law Office and Trudy Fouser, Gjording Fouser, PLLC as this distinguished panel of Idaho lawyers showcase their exalted legal careers and commitment to serving their clients and the legal profession along with best practices and tips for practitioners mixed in with memorable stories.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers - Annual Meeting CLE Session 3 - Breakout Session 2

Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers - Annual Meeting CLE Session 3 - Breakout Session 2
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section

Thursday, July 22. 2021

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

Join Cathy Silak, a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice and former Dean of Concordia University School of Law and now in private practice at Hawley Troxell, for an update on local rules, as well as to practice pointers that will be helpful for any attorney throughout Idaho.  Alyson Foster, Dempsey Foster, and Andrea Rosholt, Hawley Troxell, will then join Ms. Silak for a panel discussion on current issues involving litigation.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats - Annual Meeting CLE Session 6 - Breakout Session 1

Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats  - Annual Meeting CLE Session 6 - Breakout Session 1

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23. 2021

10:30 – 12:00 pm? (MT)

**Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 is Ethics, NAC Approved

The changes in the world significant, modifications in your practice notable, evolving communication dynamics are paramount to understanding how to keep you and your clients safe.  Learn how the changes in the world most notably have affected your practice and how you can thwart a cyber-attack keeping your business and clients safe.  Explore the latest threats and the simplest ways to protect your firm.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: So, You're Going to the United States Supreme Court - Now What? - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 2

So, You're Going to the United States Supreme Court - Now What?  - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 2

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Friday, July 23, 2021

8:30 am - 10:00 am (MT)
** Live Webcast

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

Leslie G. M. Hayes and Megan A. Larrondo, both with the Office of the Idaho Attorney General, will discuss the strange nuances of the United States Supreme Court from admissions, to petitions for cert and responses, specialty fonts, binding requirements, applications to stay, motions for extensions of time, amicus briefs, both soliciting and joining,  and more.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

LIVE EVENT: 2021 Americans With Disabilities Act Update

2021 Americans With Disabilities Act Update

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

**Live Audio Stream Only

1.0 CLE Credit

Registration Fee:  $55.00

This program will provide you with a comprehensive update of important developments related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The program will cover case law, administrative, and practical developments related to reasonable accommodation of disabilities in the workplace.  The panel will also discuss developments related to permissible job qualification standards, determining essential job functions, and judging the workplace performance of employees subject to the ADA. This program will provide you with a wide-ranging and practical review of important ADA developments.  

  • Review of recent case law and regulatory developments
  • Essential functions and qualification standards
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation, including the EEOC’s guidance
  • Undue hardship, including recent cases involving cost as an employer’s affirmative defense
  • Developments related to reassignment to another job category
  • Trends in the interactive process 
LIVE EVENT: 2021 Uniform Commercial Code/Commercial Law Update

2021 Uniform Commercial Code Update

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

**Live Audio Stream Only

1.0 CLE Credit

Registration Fee:  $55.00

The overlapping articles of the UCC impact most business, commercial and real estate transactions.  From the perfection of security interests to the enforceability of promissory notes and investment contracts to equipment leases and the sale of goods, the UCC plays a role in most significant transactions. This program, led by one of the nation’s leading authorities on the UCC, will provide you with a wide-ranging discussion of developments under the many articles of the UCC, including secured transactions, investment notes, sales, and equipment leasing.

  • Recent UCC developments for transactional attorneys
  • Developments impacting commercial, business and real estate transactions
  • UCC Article 9, asset-based transactions and secured transactions
  • Sales of goods contracts
  • Equipment leases, including computer equipment and capital equipment
  • Notes, guarantees and letters of credit
LIVE EVENT: 39th Annual Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Seminar (Live Webcast)

39th Annual Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Seminar

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Friday, February 5, 2021

9:00 am – 6:00 pm MST

**Live Webcast Only

7.0 CLE credits of which .75 is Ethics

Standard Registration: $200

Bankruptcy Section Members: $150

Paralegals and Court Staff: $75

Law Students: No Cost

Take Advantage of the Section Membership Registration Benefits Now: Join the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section for only $30.

Join the Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section for their 39th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar that will be held virtually via live webcast.  Although the conference is virtual, it will still feature nationally recognized speakers on bankruptcy and jurists from the Idaho, Washington and Montana bankruptcy bench who will present on various aspects of bankruptcy law and practice.

Program Agenda 

9:00 a.m        Welcome
                             Tecla E. Druffel, TED BK, PLLC

9:05 a.m.       Case Law Review
                           Aaron R. Bell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
                           Kyle Engels, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
                           Suzanne J. Hickok, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
                           Carol K. Mills, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho


10:05 a.m.     Best Practices for Drafting Proofs of Claim
                           Tara Twomey, National Consumer Law Center & National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center

11:05 a.m.     Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Business Meeting

11:10 a.m.     Morning Break

11:20 a.m.     Legislative Update

                           Sen. Kelly Anthon, Idaho Legislative District 27

12:20 p.m.     Lunch Break and Video Tribute to Hon. Terry L. Myers

12:50 p.m.     Ethical Pitfalls in Bankruptcy Practice

                           Hon. Benjamin P. Hursh, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana

1:35 p.m.       Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Issues Panel

                           Michael J. Archibald, M2 Law Group, PC
                           Bryan N. Zollinger, Smith, Driscoll & Associates, PLLC


2:20 p.m.       Bankruptcy Mediation
                          Hon. Jim D. Pappas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
                          Matthew T. Christensen, Angstman Johnson


3:20 p.m.       Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m.       Judges’ Panel 
                          
Hon. Joseph M. Meier, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
                          Hon. Noah G. Hillen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
                          Hon. Jim D. Pappas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
                          Hon. Whitman L. Holt, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
                          Hon. Benjamin P. Hursh, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana


5:00 p.m.        Program Adjourns

5:00 p.m.        Awards Presentation and Virtual Cocktail Hour

LIVE EVENT: Advising in University Title IX Investigations and Hearings - FREE CLE (Live Webcast)

Advising in University Title IX Investigations and Hearings

Sponsored by the Fourth District Bar Association, the Idaho Women Lawyers, the University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers and Diversity Sections and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (MT)

Live Webcast Only

1.5 CLE credits (pending)

Registration: FREE

Please join us for a CLE and an opportunity to volunteer as a pro bono advisor in Title IX investigations and hearings at select Idaho universities. 

In this CLE, you will get background on the case law surrounding the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972 and the changes that came with the new Title IX 2020 regulations.   You will be trained on how to serve as an advisor in a university Title IX investigation on behalf of a university student or employee.

This course is offered free of charge with the understanding that you may be asked to serve as an advisor in the future on a pro bono basis through the Idaho Volunteers Lawyers Program.

Speakers:

Erin Agidius, Director, Office of Civil Rights and Investigations, University of Idaho

Danielle Charters, Title IX Coordinator, Boise State University

 

LIVE EVENT: CLE Idaho - The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Writing (Live Webcast)

CLE Idaho - The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Writing

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation and the Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Section

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (MT)

**Live Webcast Only

1.0 CLE credits (pending)

Registration:


Early Bird Registration (by May 1st)  $40                                        

Standard Registration                       $55

Law Students                                    $15

The Idaho Law Foundation and the Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Section present Theodore L. Blumberg, attorney and author of The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Writing.

Mr. Blumberg ’s book has been described as “a supremely cogent guide to good legal writing.”  Mr. Blumberg himself has been described as witty as he imparts the method to help you spot and avoid seven of the most counterproductive and frequent faults that are all to prevalent in the legal profession.  Improve your briefs, letters, contracts, memos and even email with tips for writing more clearly and effectively by attending this course. 

LIVE EVENT: Current Issues in Real Property Law

Current Issues in Real Property Law

Sponsored by Idaho State Bar Real Property Section and First American Title Insurance Company


Friday, March 5, 2021

9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. (MT)

Live Webcast Only 

3.0 CLE Credits of which .75 is NAC Approved (pending)


Registration Cost:

$100 - Standard Registration Early Bird (by Feb. 19th

$125 - Standard Registration                                                                                                     

$85 - Real Property Section Member Early Bird (by Feb. 19th)                                  

$100 - Real Property Section Members                                                                        

$50 - Non-Lawyer Real Estate Professionals                                                                   

FREE - Law Students 

Take Advantage of Section Membership Benefits Now: Join the Real Property Section for only $30.                                                                                                             

 

Program Agenda

9:00 a.m.     Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.     Maximizing Wealth with 1031 Exchanges: Fundamental Concepts, Regulation Landscape, and Planning Market Strategies

                     Corinne Iadonisi, Esq. Deferred 1031
                     Christopher Fenolio, Esq. Deferred 1031


10:00 a.m.    The Impacts of Redlining on Health, Wealth, and Housing
                      Latonia Haney Keith, Esq., The College of Idaho
                      Shannon McGuire, Spark Strategic Solutions
                      McKay Cunningham, University of Idaho College of Law


10:45 a.m.     Break

11:00 a.m.
     Eviction Defense Strategies for Practicing Attorneys
                      Martin Hendrickson, Esq., Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
                      Drew Dickerson, Esq., Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
                      Jacob Workman, Esq., Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.

11:45 a.m.     A Day in the Life of Lydia the Lawyer; Cyber Security Threats and Best Practices in Dealing with Them in the Real Estate Setting
                      
Tracy Kepler, Esq., CNA Financial Insurance company

12:30 a.m.     Program Concludes



 

LIVE EVENT: Ethical Issues in Contract Drafting

Ethical Issues in Contract Drafting

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc.

Thursday, May 27, 2021


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

**Live Audio Stream Only

1.0 Ethics credit

Registration Fee:  $55.00

Negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts are processes fraught with ethical issues.  Negotiations sometimes require zealous advocacy, taking maximal positions; other times, they require delicacy and balance. Reviewing and drafting complex contracts is a similar ethical minefield. If you discover that the draft of a contract contains materially incorrect assumptions about the law but which will benefit your client, do you have the duty to disclose or correct the error?  In the same way, if the contract contains faulty assumptions about material facts, must you disclose those faulty assumptions?  And how do these rules apply when drafting a contract?  This program will provide you with a real world guide to the ethics of negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts.

  • The law – when you know a counterparty has made faulty assumptions benefiting your client, must you say?
  • The facts – when a counterparty makes faulty factual assumptions, must you correct?
  • Ethics and rescission – are you ever ethically obligated to rescind or restate a contract?
  • Ethics in negotiations – what’s the line between zealous representation and deception? 

 

LIVE EVENT: Ethics of Shared Law Offices, Working Remotely & Virtual Offices

Ethics of Shared Law Offices, Working Remotely & Virtual Offices

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

**Live Audio Stream Only

1.0 Ethics credit

Registration Fee:  $55.00

Technology allows lawyers far more flexibility to practice law than ever before.  Lawyers can work in shared offices, splitting expenses with other small firms or solo practitioners. They can work remotely, from home or virtually anywhere, with basic computer and networking technology. But all these innovations come with ethics traps. These include issues of communications and confidentiality, supervising outsourced worked, multijurisdictional practice, and managing all the technology used to practice law from home.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to ethical issues when working from home or anywhere but a traditional office.

  • Disclosure to clients of virtual nature of law office
  • Duty of competence as a duty to understand technology
  • Electronic communications, confidentiality, and ethical risks in virtual law offices
  • How Web sites and a “virtual” presence implicate multijurisdictional practice issues
  • Outsourcing work to paralegal services, including fee sharing issues
LIVE EVENT: Handling Your First or Next Medical Malpractice Case (Live Webcast)

Handling Your First or Next Medical Malpractice Case

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. with Corporate Sponsor LawPay Credit Card Processing

Friday, April 16th
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Live Webcast Only

2.0 CLE credits – NAC Approved (pending)

Registration Fee:

Standard Registration                                           $75.00

Law Student/General Public                                 $20.00

Medical malpractice cases are complex. This CLE will focus on a medical malpractice case from beginning to ending. At the conclusion, individuals will have a better understanding of how to properly evaluate the plaintiff's medical history; know who the defendants are; learn the most common cases; and how to work with medical experts. Join John W. Kluksdal of Hepworth Holzer, LLP and Kevin J. Scanlan of Scanlan Griffiths Aldridge & Nickels, as they lead this discussion and share best practices, tips for consideration and pitfalls to avoid.

LIVE EVENT: Lawyer Ethics and Investigations for and of Clients

Lawyer Ethics and Investigations for and of Clients

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

**Live Audio Stream Only

1.0 Ethics credit

Registration Fee:  $55.00

Investigations by lawyers are an essential element of most litigation.  Lawyers investigate the parties and the facts underlying the case through the use of third-party investigators, online searches, obtaining public records, seeking the production of electronic communications, including text messages, and much more.  Also, lawyers sometimes need to investigate their own clients – to assure themselves of the veracity of certain representations or when the lawyer suspects the client may be actively misleading the lawyer.  These investigations are not without risk. Ethics rules limit what lawyers can do and say, and how the work product of these investigations may be used.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to ethical issues when lawyers conduct investigations.

  • Duty of an attorney to investigate a case before filing a lawsuit
  • “Pre-texting” – the ethics of deception  in investigations
  • Ethical issues when a lawyer investigates a client – and when it is ethically required
  • Conflicts of interest in investigations
  • Ethical issues in social media and online searches – and obtaining text messages
  • Use of third-party investigators
  • Limitations on investigating members of a jury or jury pool
  • When investigations go awry – discipline, sanctions, exclusion of evidence obtained
LIVE EVENT: Principles, Processes, and People: An Insider's Look at the Workings of the Idaho Supreme Court - FREE CLE (Live Webcast)

Principles, Processes, and People: An Insider’s Look at the Workings of the Idaho Supreme Court

Sponsored by the Seventh District Bar Association and the Eagle Rock Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (MT)

1.0 CLE Credit - NAC Approved (pending)

LIVE WEBCAST ONLY

FREE and Open to ALL Members of the Idaho State Bar

This is the second of a two-part free CLE series offered by the Seventh District Bar featuring prominent members of the judiciary. 

Justice Gregory W. Moeller, Idaho Supreme Court , will discuss the inner workings of the Idaho Supreme Court from the principles the Court follows in guiding their decisions on hearing cases and for operational decisions, to the processes and people that are in place to oversee the justice system in Idaho.  Attorneys across the state will not want to miss this insider’s look.

LIVE EVENT: Suicide Prevention In A Pandemic: Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Ways to Help - FREE CLE (Live Webcast)

Suicide Prevention In A Pandemic: Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Ways to Help - FREE CLE (Live Webcast)

Sponsored by ISB Attorney Well-Being Task Force, ISB Lawyers’ Assistance Program and the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Thursday, May 6, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm MT 

1.0 CLE credit of which 0.5 is Ethics (pending)

FREE - Open to All Members, Students and Staff

** Non-Idaho State Members and Students:  You do not have to have a bar number to register.  Please use 0000 as your bar number.

The past year has been a tough one for nearly everyone.  Nationally, the suicide rate has risen during the pandemic.  Lawyers are not immune to suicide. According to the American Bar Association, "as research suggests that lawyers experience depression and substance abuse at higher rates than the general population, lawyers may be at a greater risk for suicide." 

Join Lee Flinn and Wendy Young of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline as they discuss suicide prevention and signs to look for from your clients, co-workers, family and friends especially in the new remote-working context.

 

 

LIVE EVENT: The Ethics of Modest Means and Pro Bono Service and Making it Work for Your Practice - FREE CLE (Live Webcast)

The Ethics of Modest Means and Pro Bono Service and Making it Work for Your Practice – FREE CLE

Sponsored by Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service

Monday, May 10, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MDT

Live Webcast Only

1.0 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics - NAC approved (pending)

Please join the Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service as we welcome Justice Robyn Brody, Idaho Supreme Court and Jay Q. Sturgell, First Judicial District Court Assistance Officer and Chair of the Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral System. 

Justice Brody, chair of the Idaho Pro Bono Commission, will speak on the necessity of pro bono services in Idaho, the ethical obligations of the bar, the opportunities available and how the Modest Means program fulfills access to justice for underserved Idahoans.

Mr. Sturgell will talk about the Idaho State Bar Modest Means Program, how the program works, the benefits to our under-privileged communities and how attorneys can become involved.

Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers - Annual Meeting CLE Session 3 - Breakout Session 2

Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers - Annual Meeting CLE Session 3 - Breakout Session 2
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

Join Cathy Silak, a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice and former Dean of Concordia University School of Law and now in private practice at Hawley Troxell, for an update on local rules, as well as to practice pointers that will be helpful for any attorney throughout Idaho.  Alyson Foster, Dempsey Foster, and Andrea Rosholt, Hawley Troxell, will then join Ms. Silak for a panel discussion on current issues involving litigation.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats - Annual Meeting CLE Session 6 - Breakout Session 1

Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats  - Annual Meeting CLE Session 6 - Breakout Session 1

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 is Ethics, NAC Approved

The changes in the world significant, modifications in your practice notable, evolving communication dynamics are paramount to understanding how to keep you and your clients safe.  Learn how the changes in the world most notably have affected your practice and how you can thwart a cyber-attack keeping your business and clients safe.  Explore the latest threats and the simplest ways to protect your firm.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

Serving the Needs of our Military Service Member Clients (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #2) FREE CLE

Serving the Needs of our Military Service Member Clients (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #2) FREE CLE

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. and the Fourth District Bar Association

1.0 CLE credit

Length:  Approx. 1 hour

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Maj. Stephen A. Stokes, Staff Judge Advocate for the Idaho National Guard, shares his insight into the unique needs of Idaho's Military Population and the ways in which Idaho's attorneys can best serve that population.  The program focuses on issues such as the barriers to legal services, legal needs of the veteran population, legal issues that arise in military family law cases, and federal statutes that impact servicemembers' rights such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

Thank you for the Fourth District Bar Association for sponsoring this session of Mobile Monday so that it is offered FREE of charge to all members of the bar.
 

So, You're Going to the United States Supreme Court - Now What? - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 2

So, You're Going to the United States Supreme Court - Now What?  - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - Breakout Session 2

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Friday, July 23, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

Registration Fee:  $50

Law Students: $15

If you are not a member of the Idaho State Bar, please use “0000” when asked for your Idaho State Bar number.

1.5 CLE credits

Leslie G. M. Hayes and Megan A. Larrondo, both with the Office of the Idaho Attorney General, will discuss the strange nuances of the United States Supreme Court from admissions, to petitions for cert and responses, specialty fonts, binding requirements, applications to stay, motions for extensions of time, amicus briefs, both soliciting and joining,  and more.

** In-Person Attendance - You MUST pre-register to attend in person events as there will be a limited number of spots available that will be on a first come, first serve basis.  All in-person events will require attendees to follow the COVID protocols required by the Boise Centre in place at that time.

The Division of Government Responsibilities in the COVID-19 Era

The Division of Government Responsibilities in the COVID-19 Era

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Government and Public Lawyers Section

*Streaming Only

3.0 CLE credits of which 3.0 are NAC 

Cost:

$45 – General Registration

Join the Government and Public Lawyers Section for a discussion covering the myriad of issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the response and responsibilities of our state and local governments.  The three panel sections on the division of government responsibilities and powers will be: (1) federal and state; (2) state, county, and police; and (3) municipal powers and government employers. 

The program includes:

Welcome – Section Chair Adam Dingeldein, Office of the Idaho Attorney General

Federal, State Governor, and State Health District Powers Panel Discussion

Brian C. Wonderlich, General Counsel for Governor Brad Little, Adam Warr, Deputy for the Office of the Idaho Attorney General, Contracts & Administrative Law Division, and Charles I. Wadams, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Garden City

Topics include:

  • The governor’s executive emergency powers;
  • The state health district’s emergency powers; and
  • The division of government responsibilities and responses under the Federal CARES Act.

State Legislature, County, and Police Powers Panel Discussion

Brian P. Kane, Assistant Chief Deputy for the Office of the Idaho Attorney General, Philip A. McGrane, Ada County Clerk, and Elizabeth A. Koeckeritz, Koeckeritz Law, PLLC, Former Civil Section Senior Manager for the Boise City Attorney’s Office

Topics include:

  • The Special Legislative Session (immunity and elections);
  • Absentee voting during the pandemic;
  • What level of government is responsible for medical issues; and
  • Police tactics during the pandemic (use of force and police response during the Special Legislative Session).

Municipal Powers and Government Employers Panel Discussion

William L.M. Nary, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Meridian, Elizabeth A. Koeckeritz, Koeckeritz Law, PLLC, Former Civil Section Senior Manager for the Boise City Attorney’s Office, and Charles I. Wadams, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Garden City

Topics include:

  • Can municipal government require the public to wear masks, or otherwise adopt regulations to address the pandemic, or is there preemption;
  • Open meeting rules for municipalities during the pandemic;
  • Government employment issues during the pandemic and back to work plans;
  • Can a government employer require people to wear masks; and
  • Can a government employer require employees to get a vaccine.

 Concluding Remarks – Charles I. Wadams, Past Chairperson, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Garden City

The Ethics of Self-Care (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #1)

The Ethics of Self-Care (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #1)

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

1.0 Ethics credit - NAC approved 

Length: Approx. 1 hour

Registration: $35


Benjamin Seymour, CADC, CIP of Southworth Associates addresses attorneys, judges and other legal professionals, who are at an increased risk for burnout, Secondary Traumatic Syndrome (STS) and other risk factors; as they relate to the practice of law, and the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct.  This presentation will review early identification, screening tools, interventions, best practices, techniques, and resources for addressing these issues
 

The Show Must Go On: Resuming Jury Selection Post-Pandemic (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #4)

The Show Must Go On: Resuming Jury Selection Post-Pandemic (2020 Mobile Monday Series Session #4)

Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.

1.0 CLE credit

Length: Approx. 1 hour 

Keith Pounds, Ph.D. a senior consultant with Litigation Insights, will share insights as to how jury selection can be organized in the COVID-19 courtroom whether it is via Zoom or in-person.  His presentation will also touch on the ever changing attitudes of jurors post-pandemic and what you will need to know during voir dire.

Violence in the Legal Profession: A Study of Idaho and our Colleagues Nationwide

Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. 

Registration Fee:  $50.00

1.5 CLE credits  

Length: Approx. 1.5 hours


Violence is an increasingly concerning issue in our country where even the legal profession has been affected. For more than two decades, Stephen Kelson, Christensen & Jensen, P.C.  has researched, documented, and conducted statewide studies regarding threats and violence against the legal profession. He discusses the causes, effects, and methods to recognize and relatively simple and feasible preventative methods to assess, recognize, actively avoid, and prevent threatening and violent situations before they occur.

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