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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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Spring Symposium

Spring Symposium

2021 Estate Planning Conference

2021 Estate Planning Conference 

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section

9.25 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics

Length:  Approx. 9.25 hours

Registration:               $300.00

Keynote Speaker – Natalie B. Choate

Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits in a Post-SECURE World

Natalie B. Choate is an attorney in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her law practice is limited to consultations on estate planning for retirement benefits. Her book Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits is a leading resource for professionals. Miss Choate is a fellow and former Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, former chair of its Employee Benefits Committee, and an editorial advisor for Trusts and Estates. Named “Estate Planner of the Year” by the Boston Estate Planning Council, she is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has the “Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner” designation. Her articles have been published in ACTEC Notes, Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Tax Practitioners Journal and Tax Management. Miss Choate has lectured at major tax institutes and other venues across the country. Her comments on estate and retirement planning have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Money, The New York Times, and Forbes.

Topics

What's New in Estate Planning for Retirement Assets – Natalie B. Choate, Author of Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits and The QPRT Manual, Boston, Massachusetts

Asset Protection Planning – Jay Adkisson, Adkisson Pitet LLP

The Road to Recovery – A Regional and Local Perspective – Steve Scranton, Washington Trust Bank

Hot Topics in Medicaid Eligibility and Estate Recovery – David J. Wilson, Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group LLP

Tax Aspects of Decanting and Other Substantial Trust Modifications – Edwin Morrow III, Huntington National Bank, Springboro, Ohio

Macro-Economic Update – James A. Coats, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Ethics and Estate Planning – Kimmer W. Callahan, Callahan & Associates, Chtd.

How to Thrive in Five (Simple Practices to Increase Attorney Well-Being)Julie Stomper, Idaho Trust Bank

Advance Care Planning – John McGown, Jr., Hawley Troxell

 

2021 Lessons from the Masters - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

2021 Lessons from the Masters - Annual Meeting CLE Session 4
Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar and the Idaho Law Foundation

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics - NAC

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

2022 Trial Skills Academy (Boise)

2022 Trial Skills Academy (Boise)

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section

James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse

550 W. Fort St. - Boise

**In person attendance only

13.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics – NAC Approved
Open to attorneys with limited trial experience, typically within the first 10 years of practice

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 objections, and closing arguments. Trial packets and additional information will be sent to participants prior to the seminar.  Please note that participants will have to do some work in preparation in advance of the academy dates.

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 1, 2022.

Registration:

Litigation Section Members          $300.00

Non Section Members                 $375.00

Less than 5 Years in Practice        $250.00

Seminar Agenda

Friday, March 4

7:45 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.          Program Begins

4:30 p.m.          Adjournment

Saturday, March 5 - Participants will continue their activities from the previous day.

8:00 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.          Program Begins

3:00 p.m.         Adjournment

During both days you will experience schedules similar to actual trial conditions.  Lunch will be provided on both days.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Participants should not plan on working remotely or leaving the courthouse during the lunch hours.  Participants should plan on attending the entire session both days in order to receive the full learning benefits.  Please do not plan to leave early either day.

Lodging

A block of rooms will be held at The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID. Call 888-961-5000 and mention “Idaho State Bar Trial Skills Academy” before February 15, 2022.

 

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.

Emerging Issues in the Trademark Law and Unfair Competition - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

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.

Handling Your First Appeal - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits - NAC

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

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 - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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 and Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits - NAC

Registration Fee:  $50

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. 

Idaho Family Law Fall Conference 2021

Idaho Family Law Fall Conference 2021

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Family Law Section

Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd

 

8 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics

Registration: $300

 

Program Topics

The Memory Switch and How It Can Improve Your Practice - Matthew Goerke, Hackettstown, New Jersey

Divorce Lending - Tara Lloyd, Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC

Ethics in Family Law - Thomas D. Smith, Spinner, Wood & Smith

The Idaho Lawyers Assistance Program - Jamie Shropshire, Idaho Lawyers Assistance Program

Amendments to the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure - Hon. Diane Walker and Hon. Laurie Fortier, 4th Justicial District Magistrate

Family Law Case Update - Mackenzie Whatcott, Cosho Humphrey, LLP

Evidentiary Issues in Family Law  - Professor John Rumel, University of Idaho College of Law

Motion Practice in Family Law  - Hon. Laurie Fortier, 4th Judicial District Magistrate 

 

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar and the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

 

Internet Defamation - Annual Meeting CLE Session 5 - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar and the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

 

Legislative Redistricting in Idaho

Legislative Redistricting in Idaho

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Government and Public Lawyers Section

Thursday, November 4, 2021

9:00 am - 12:15 pm (MT)

3.0 CLE credits - NAC Approved

Standard Registration:       $ 100.00

Idaho’s legislative district maps will be renewed in the fall of 2021, based on the work of Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment (“Commission”) and new 2020 Census data. The Government and Public Sector Lawyers section of the Idaho State Bar presents a CLE covering the legal framework and latest developments in redistricting. This includes constitutional, statutory, and administrative framework on the national and state level, with an inside look at the work at the Commission, Discussion on redistricting theories, legal challenges to redistricting and gerrymandering, and political strategies, and the future of redistricting in the age of data

Speakers, panelists, and moderators include:

  • Bart M. Davis, Co-Chair, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment and former United States Attorney, District of Idaho and former Idaho State Senate Majority Leader
  • Jim Jones, Parsons Behle & Latimer, retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice and former Idaho Attorney General
  • Briane Nelson “Nels” Mitchell, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, and former candidate for the U.S. Senate
  • Philip A. McGrane, Ada County Clerk
  • Brian P. Kane, Office of the Idaho Attorney General
  • Dr. Jaclyn J. Kettler, Associate Professor of Political Science, Boise State University
  • Benjamin P. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
  • Michael S. Gilmore, Adjunct Professor, University of Idaho College of Law and former Deputy Idaho Attorney General
  • Grant Loebs, Prosecuting Attorney of Twin Falls County and experienced redistricting litigator
  • Elizabeth L. Bowen, Idaho Legislative Services Office

 

8:30 am                Registration

9:00 am                Welcome

Andrew Jorgensen, Vice Chair, Government and Public Sector Lawyers

 

9:05 am                Part I: Constitutional, Statutory, and Administrative Framework for Redistricting

Benjamin P. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law and Jim Jones, Parsons Behle & Latimer, retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice, and former Idaho Attorney General

 

9:50 am                Part II: Inside Redistricting and Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment - Panel Discussion

Moderator:  Philip A. McGrane, Ada County Clerk

Panelists: Briane Nelson “Nels” Mitchell, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, and former candidate for the U.S. Senate

Bart M. Davis, Co-Chair, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment and former United States Attorney, District of Idaho and former Idaho State Senate Majority Leader

Elizabeth L. Bowen, Idaho Legislative Services Office

 

10:50 am             Break

 

11:05 am             Part III: Panel Discussion on Redistricting Theories, Legal Challenges to Redistricting, and Political Strategies Related to Redistricting

Moderator:        Brian P. Kane, Office of the Idaho Attorney General

Panelists:          Grant Loebs, Twin Falls Prosecuting Attorney

Michael S. Gilmore, Adjunct Professor, University of Idaho College of Law and former Deputy Idaho Attorney General

Benjamin P. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law             

Jaclyn J. Kettler, Associate Professor of Political Science, Boise State University

 

12:10 pm             Final Comments

Kolby Reddish, Chair, Government and Public Sector Lawyers

 

12:15 pm             Program Concludes

LIVE EVENT: 2021 Estate Planning Conference (Ketchum)

***Registration is Now Closed For This Conference:   We Have Reached the Maximum Capacity for the Meeting Room.  Please email Dayna Ferrero if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in the event there is a cancellation.

The conference will be recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing approximately two weeks after the conference.

2021 Estate Planning Conference (Ketchum)

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 22 –  6:00 p.m. (MT) 

Conference: Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (MT)

and Friday, September 24, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

The Limelight Hotel
151 W. Main St. South - Ketchum

9.25 CLE credits of which 0.5 is Ethics (pending)

*In Person Attendance Only

Registration: 

Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section Member                $300.00

Non-Section Member                                                            $350.00

New Attorney – Admitted in Past 5 Years                           $300.00

Law Students                                                                         $25.00

Course Materials -  All attendees will be given option for either a hard copy or a USB drive with the course materials.  If you would like BOTH a hard copy and a USB copy, for $20, please add that option to your basket for checkout. 

 

 

Keynote Speaker – Natalie B. Choate

Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits in a Post-SECURE World

Natalie B. Choate is an attorney in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her law practice is limited to consultations on estate planning for retirement benefits. Her book Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits is a leading resource for professionals. Miss Choate is a fellow and former Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, former chair of its Employee Benefits Committee, and an editorial advisor for Trusts and Estates. Named “Estate Planner of the Year” by the Boston Estate Planning Council, she is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has the “Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner” designation. Her articles have been published in ACTEC Notes, Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Tax Practitioners Journal and Tax Management. Miss Choate has lectured at major tax institutes and other venues across the country. Her comments on estate and retirement planning have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Money, The New York Times, and Forbes.

 

Agenda

Wednesday, September 23

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                               Opening Reception

Thursday, September 23

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                    Hosted Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                  What's New in Estate Planning for Retirement Assets – Natalie B. Choate, Author of Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits and The QPRT Manual, Boston, Massachusetts

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                  Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                 Asset Protection Planning – Jay Adkisson, Adkisson Pitet LLP

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.                   Hosted Lunch – Sponsored by Washington Trust Bank

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                     The Road to Recovery – A Regional and Local Perspective – Steve Scranton, Washington Trust Bank

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                     Hot Topics in Medicaid Eligibility and Estate Recovery – David J. Wilson, Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group LLP

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                     Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                     Tax Aspects of Decanting and Other Substantial Trust Modifications – Edwin Morrow III, Huntington National Bank, Springboro, Ohio

Friday, September 24

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.                   Hosted Breakfast 

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                   Macro-Economic Update – James A. Coats, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                 Ethics and Estate Planning – Kimmer W. Callahan, Callahan & Associates, Chtd.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.               How to Thrive in Five (Simple Practices to Increase Attorney Well-Being)Julie Stomper, Idaho Trust Bank

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.               Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.               Advance Care Planning – John McGown, Jr., Hawley Troxell

12:15 p.m.                                  Hosted Lunch – Sponsored by Idaho Trust Bank

1:15 p.m.                                    Conference Adjourns

 

Lodging:

Limelight Hotel
151 W. Main St. S. – Ketchum, ID

Rooms at the Limelight Hotel are now available to book by calling 888.218.3282 (between 7:30 am and 7:00 pm MT) or by emailing ketchumreservations@limelighthotels.com.

The Run of the House Rate of $195/night will be available for the first 40 rooms booked.  There is a two-night minimum stay.  We encourage you to book your room early as Ketchum is a popular tourist destination.  There are also 20 upgraded rooms available for $249/night.

Rooms must be booked no later than Friday, August 20th but there is a limited number and are first come, first serve.

Extend your stay in Ketchum! The $195 and $249 per night rates apply for an extended stay three days before or after the conference based upon availability.

**Please note that rates are quoted per night.  Resort Fee and Tax: An 8% resort fee and 11% lodging tax will be added to the quoted guestroom rate.   A 50% deposit will be taken at time of reservation.  The remainder of the deposit will be charged thirty (30) days prior to arrival.  Any amendments or cancellations made within thirty (30) days prior to arrival will forfeit 100% of the reservation; amendments/cancellations made outside of the thirty (30) days will be refunded.  

If you have booked your room at the Limelight Hotel for 2020, they should have contacted you to transfer your stay until 2021 or to give you other options.  If you did book a room and you haven’t been contacted, please call them at 888.218.3282 (between 7:30am and 7:00pm MT).

LIVE EVENT: 2021 Headline News (Live Webcast Only)

2021 Headline News

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

Friday, December 10, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (MT)

6.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics – NAC Approved

**Live Webcast Only

Registration:
Standard             $195
Day of Event       $210

Program Agenda

9:00 a.m                Employment & Labor Law Update

10:00 a.m.             Criminal Law Update

11:00 a.m.             Morning Break

11:15 a.m.              Tax Law Update

12:15 p.m.             Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.               Ethics Update

2:00 p.m.               Civil Law Update

3:00 p.m.               Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.               Headline News Topic

4:15 p.m.               Program Adjourns

 

LIVE EVENT: 2021 Headline News (Live Webcast Only)

2021 Headline News

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

Friday, December 10, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (MT)

6.0 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics – NAC Approved

**Live Webcast Only

Registration:
Standard             $195
Day of Event       $210

Program Agenda

9:00 a.m                Employment & Labor Law Update

                              Benjamin T. Cramer and Savannah G. Ward, Idaho Employment Lawyers, PLLC

10:00 a.m.             Criminal Law Update

                              Jenny C. Swinford, Idaho State Appellate Public Defender’s Office

11:00 a.m.             Morning Break

11:15 a.m.             Tax Law and Estate Planning Update

                              Christopher J. Moore, Creason, Moore, Dokken & Geidl PLLC

12:15 p.m.             Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.               Ethics Update

2:00 p.m.               Civil Law Update

                              Kevin A. Griffiths, Scanlan Griffiths Aldridge & Nickels

3:00 p.m.               Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.               Ransomware and Cyber Security

                              Todd Sexton, Identillect Technologies, Inc. 

4:15 p.m.               Program Adjourns

 

 

 

 

LIVE EVENT: Idaho Family Law Fall Conference 2021 (In-Person Only) -SOLD OUT

This Conference is SOLD OUT.  The sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing as self-study credit by Oct. 29th. 

Idaho Family Law Fall Conference 2021

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Family Law Section

Friday, October 22nd

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

and

Saturday, October 23rd

9:00 am – 11:15 am

*In-Person Attendance Only

Limelight Hotel
151 W. Main St.  – Ketchum, 

8 CLE credits of which 1.0 is Ethics

Registration:

Family Law Section Members: $250

Standard Registration: $300

*All Attendees Will Receive a Copy of the Newly Available 2021 Family Law Form Book.

*All attendees are encourage to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the conference. We will be following all state, local, and host facility rules, regulations and safety procedures and guidelines that are in effect at the time of the conference.

Agenda

Friday, October 22, 2021

9:00 am           The Memory Switch and How It Can Improve Your Practice - Matthew Goerke, Hackettstown, New Jersey

10:00 am         Divorce Lending - Tara Lloyd, Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC

11:00 am         Break

11:15 am         Ethics in Family Law - Thomas D. Smith, Spinner, Wood & Smith

12:15 pm         Hosted Lunch

1:30 pm           The Idaho Lawyers Assistance Program - Jamie Shropshire, Idaho Lawyers Assistance Program

2:30 pm           Break

2:45 pm           Amendments to the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure - Hon. Diane Walker and Hon. Laurie Fortier, 4th Justicial District Magistrate

3:45 pm           Break

4:00 pm           Family Law Case Update - Mackenzie Whatcott, Cosho Humphrey, LLP

5:00 pm           Networking Reception and Family Law Award of Distinction Presentation

6:00 pm           Conference Day 1 Concludes

Saturday, October 23, 2021

9:00 am           Evidentiary Issues in Family Law  - Professor John Rumel, University of Idaho College of Law

10:00 am         Break

10:15 am         Motion Practice in Family Law  - Hon. Laurie Fortier, 4th Judicial District Magistrate 

11:15 am         Conference Day 2 Concludes

Lodging: 

Limelight Hotel
151 W. Main St.  – Ketchum, ID

Rooms at the Limelight Hotel are now available to book by calling 888.218.3282 (between 7:30 am and 7:00 pm MT) or by emailing: ketchumreservations@limelighthotels.com.

The Run of the House Rate of $169/night will be available for the first 40 rooms booked.  There is a two-night minimum stay.  We encourage you to book your room early as Ketchum is a popular tourist destination.  Rooms must be booked by Wednesday, September 22nd. 

Extend your stay in Ketchum! The $169/night rate applies for an extended stay three days before or after the conference based upon availability.

**Please note that rates are quoted per night.  Resort Fee and Tax: An 8% resort fee and 11% lodging tax will be added to the quoted guestroom rate.   A 50% deposit will be taken at time of reservation.  The remainder of the deposit will be charged thirty (30) days prior to arrival.  Any amendments or cancellations made within thirty (30) days prior to arrival will forfeit 100% of the reservation; amendments/cancellations made outside of the thirty (30) days will be refunded.     

LIVE EVENT: Legislative Redistricting in Idaho

Legislative Redistricting in Idaho

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Government and Public Lawyers Section

Thursday, November 4, 2021

9:00 am - 12:15 pm (MT)

 

Ada County Courthouse – Commissioners Hearing Room

200 W. Front St. – Boise

 

In Person Attendance Limited to 50 People

Live Webcast Also Available

3.0 CLE credits of which 3.0 are NAC (pending)

Cost:

Standard Registration                                                                       $ 100.00

Members of the Government and Public Lawyers Section                      $ 65.00

Law Students/General Public                                                              $ 40.00

Idaho’s legislative district maps will be renewed in the fall of 2021, based on the work of Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment (“Commission”) and new 2020 Census data. The Government and Public Sector Lawyers section of the Idaho State Bar presents a CLE covering the legal framework and latest developments in redistricting. This includes constitutional, statutory, and administrative framework on the national and state level, with an inside look at the work at the Commission, Discussion on redistricting theories, legal challenges to redistricting and gerrymandering, and political strategies, and the future of redistricting in the age of data

Speakers, panelists, and moderators include:

  • Bart M. Davis, Co-Chair, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment and former United States Attorney, District of Idaho and former Idaho State Senate Majority Leader
  • Jim Jones, Parsons Behle & Latimer, retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice and former Idaho Attorney General
  • Briane Nelson “Nels” Mitchell, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, and former candidate for the U.S. Senate
  • Philip A. McGrane, Ada County Clerk
  • Brian P. Kane, Office of the Idaho Attorney General
  • Dr. Jaclyn J. Kettler, Associate Professor of Political Science, Boise State University
  • Benjamin P. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
  • Michael S. Gilmore, Adjunct Professor, University of Idaho College of Law and former Deputy Idaho Attorney General
  • Grant Loebs, Prosecuting Attorney of Twin Falls County and experienced redistricting litigator
  • Elizabeth L. Bowen, Idaho Legislative Services Office

 

8:30 am                Registration

9:00 am                Welcome

Andrew Jorgensen, Vice Chair, Government and Public Sector Lawyers

 

9:05 am                Part I: Constitutional, Statutory, and Administrative Framework for Redistricting

Benjamin P. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law and Jim Jones, Parsons Behle & Latimer, retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice, and former Idaho Attorney General

 

9:50 am                Part II: Inside Redistricting and Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment - Panel Discussion

Moderator:  Philip A. McGrane, Ada County Clerk

Panelists: Briane Nelson “Nels” Mitchell, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, and former candidate for the U.S. Senate

Bart M. Davis, Co-Chair, Idaho Commission for Reapportionment and former United States Attorney, District of Idaho and former Idaho State Senate Majority Leader

Elizabeth L. Bowen, Idaho Legislative Services Office

 

10:50 am             Break

 

11:05 am             Part III: Panel Discussion on Redistricting Theories, Legal Challenges to Redistricting, and Political Strategies Related to Redistricting

Moderator:        Brian P. Kane, Office of the Idaho Attorney General

Panelists:          Grant Loebs, Twin Falls Prosecuting Attorney

Michael S. Gilmore, Adjunct Professor, University of Idaho College of Law and former Deputy Idaho Attorney General

Benjamin P. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law             

Jaclyn J. Kettler, Associate Professor of Political Science, Boise State University

 

12:10 pm             Final Comments

Kolby Reddish, Chair, Government and Public Sector Lawyers

 

12:15 pm             Program Concludes

Local Rules Update and Practice Pointers - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits - NAC

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

Recalibrating Your Law Practice for the Evolving Cybersecurity Threats - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar and the Idaho Law Foundation

Friday, July 23. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 is Ethics, NAC Approved

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

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? - 2021 Annual Meeting CLE

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 and the Idaho State Bar Appellate Practice Section

Friday, July 23, 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.5 CLE credits

Registration Fee:  $50

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.

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

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

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar

Thursday, July 22. 2021

Length: Approx. 1.5 Hours

1.0 CLE credits

Registration Fee:  FREE

Idaho State Bar President Donald F. Carey begin the plenary session of the 2021 Annual Meeting with an update on the Bar, followed by Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan who gives us the State of the Courts.  There is an introduction to the new dean from the University of Idaho College of Law, Dean Johanna Kalb.

The CLE session is 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?

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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