ISB Annual Meeting

ISB 2014 Annual Meeting

The Idaho State Bar 2014 Annual Meeting was held July 16-18 at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho.

Attendees were given the opportunity to earn 10.0 CLE Credits, including more than 2.0 hours of Ethics. Programs were offered through the Idaho Law Foundation Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, Idaho State Bar Practice Sections, University of Idaho College of Law, Concordia University School of Law, and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program. Topics included:

  • A Fate Worse Than Death: What Happens When a Lawyer Becomes Disabled or Dies Without a Plan
  • Advancing Justice: Promoting Fair & Timely Case Resolution
  • At the Intersection of Indian Child Welfare Act & Idaho State Law
  • Burden of Proof: Not Just a Catch Phrase
  • Client Counseling: Setting the Attorney Client Relationship Up for Success
  • Criminal Case Law Updates: Idaho Appellate Decisions from the Past 365 Days
  • Do We Have A Living Constitution, A Dead Constitution, or a Zombie Constitution?
  • Employment & Labor Law Update
  • Lessons from the Masters
  • Members of the Federal Judiciary: Eastern Idaho Roots to the United States' Courts
  • Merchant Accounts: Managing Clients' Funds Effectively & Ethically
  • Negotiating & Litigating Over Intellectual Property: What is This Stuff Really Worth & Can We Really Place a Value On It?
  • Practical & Ethical Considerations on the Use of Cloud Computing
  • Simple is the New Black: Legal Writing's New Look & How to Make It Work for You

Additionally, several social events allowed for reconnecting with friends and meeting new people:

  • Bar Presidents' Reception
  • Distinguished Lawyer Awards Dinner
  • Plenary Session
  • Service Awards Luncheon
  • Community Service Project
  • 50/60/65 Years of Admission Celebration
  • Social Networking BBQ Luncheon
  • Exhibitor Hall

Keynote Speaker

The Idaho State Bar proudly presented Mr. Jeffrey Rosen as this year's keynote speaker. Mr. Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution. He is a professor at The George Washington University Law School, where he has taught since 1997, and is the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, which covers politics and culture from an “unbiased and thought-provoking perspective.” He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he explores issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution. He has recorded a lecture series for the Teaching Company’s Great Courses on Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century.

Rosen is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times called him "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.” He received the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.”

Since 2000, he has served as a moderator at The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization with a mission to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. At Aspen, Rosen moderates panels and conducts seminars on technology and the Constitution, privacy, and free speech and democracy. 

He is the author of several books including The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. His most recent book, as co-editor, is Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change. Books about Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and President William Howard Taft are forthcoming.

Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.

Arrangements for the appearance of Jeffrey Rosen made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY

Hotels & Lodging

The Idaho State Bar arranged for lodging room blocks for attendees to receive the reduced room rates at the following facilities:

Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center
777 Bannock Trail - Fort Hall
Toll-Free Reservation Line: (855) 746-2268

Red Lion Hotel
1555 Pocatello Road – Pocatello
(208) 233-2200

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Official Corporate Partners
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Moreton & Company

Eide Bailly

Sixth District Bar Association


University of Idaho College of Law

LawPay Credit Card Processing


Idaho Trust Bank

ABA Retirement Funds

Attorney Protective


Racine Olson

Fort Hall Casino

7th District Bar Association

Thank You to our Exhibitors

Area Attractions

For information regarding area attractions near the ISB 2014 Annual Meeting, please visit Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce.

View an 8-minute video from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes at Welcome to Fort Hall!

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