All current Idaho State Bar members have annual licensing requirements including payment of license fees and the client assistance fund assessment. Depending on status, members are required to provide certification of trust accounts, disclosure of professional liability insurance, certification of mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) compliance and designation of Idaho agent for service of process.
The annual licensing packets are mailed to all current Idaho State Bar members in mid-November and final deadline for completion of the licensing requirements is March 1. Depending on status, members must pay the appropriate license fee plus the client assistance fund assessment and they must also comply with the following:
- Trust Account Certification
- Disclosure of Professional Liability Insurance
- Admission in Other States
- Designation of Idaho Agent for Service of Process
- Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Certificate of Compliance
The fees and other requirements for each attorney will be included in the licensing packets.
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
Active members of the Idaho State Bar must certify their mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) compliance every three years. The three year reporting cycles are based on when an attorney was admitted to the Idaho State Bar or when the attorney transferred to active status. Attorneys must complete at least thirty (30) Idaho approved MCLE credits (of which at least two (2) must be approved as ethics credits) during each reporting period. Please note that the ethics credit requirement increases to three (3) per reporting period beginning with attorneys whose reporting period ends on December 31, 2017 and thereafter.
Information on an attorney's MCLE reporting period and attendance records is available on the MCLE Attendance Records page.
- Certificates of Good Standing
- Voluntary Resignation
- Purchasing Membership Labels/Lists
- Membership Count
- Trust Accounts/IOLTA
- Address Update Form
- 2011 Membership Survey