Family Law Section
The Family Law Section of the Idaho State Bar designs and sponsors statewide seminars on timely topics and practice updates. The section meets the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. either via telephone conference OR at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise (determined prior to each monthly meeting).
Hon. Joanne Margaret Kibodeaux
Lois Katherine Fletcher
Lisa B. Rodriguez
Linda Louise Blackwelder Pall
At Large Council Members
Debra J. Alsaker-Burke
Melanie Elise Baillie
Jennifer Kay Brumley
Thomas Ferron Dial
Michael J. Kraynick
Karin Rosalind Seubert
Stephen Andrew Stokes
Frederick George Zundel
If you are interested in joining the Family Law Section, complete the Section Registration Form and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:
2014 Standard Membership Dues: $30
Attorneys admitted to ISB less than 5 years: $10
Law Students: $10
To view the section's by-laws, select: Family Law Section By-Laws
Each year, the Family Law Section presents an Award of Distinction to a member of the bar, the judiciary, or the public who has provided outstanding service in the realm of family law. Nominations are requested for lawyers, judges, or citizens connected with family law, who has distinguished themselves during their career in the advancement of family law in Idaho. Section membership is not a requirement, though support of the Family Law Section might well be one of the elements of the nominee’s distinction on behalf of family law. To view a list of past recipients, select: Family Law Award of Distinction Recipients.
The Family Law Section would like to congratulate Stephen L. Beer as the 2013 Award of Distinction recipient, presented at a reception held in conjection with the ISB 2013 Annual Meeting in Coeur d'Alene.
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The Family Law Section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the second Friday of the month. NOTE: January, April, July and October meetings will be held at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street - Boise. All other months will be held via telephone conference. Participation via telephone conference is also available for the months that the section meets at The Law Center. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.
December 13, 2013 - Telephone Conference
January 10, 2014 - The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson (Boise)
February 14, 2014 - Telephone Conference
March 14, 2014 - Telephone Conference
April 11, 2014 - The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson (Boise)
May 9, 2014 - Telephone Conference
June 13, 2014 - Telephone Conference
To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance, via email to Dayna Ferrero. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.
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Idaho's Child Proective Act and Termination of Parent-Child Relationship Statutes
In the 2013 session, the Idaho Legislature approved amendments to Idaho’s Child Protective Act and Termination of Parent-Child Relationship Statutes. In addition, the Idaho Supreme Court recently approved amendments to several Idaho Juvenile Rules that relate to child protection cases. The amendments include changes in the appointment of counsel for children and guardians ad litem, clarification of the definition of aggravated circumstances, projected timelines for the completion of reunification, guardianship and adoption, changes in the timing of the petition for termination of parental rights, moving provisions regarding the case and permanency plans to the Child Protective Act from the Idaho Juvenile Rules, as well as other amendments. The amendments to the statutes and rules are effective July 1, 2013.
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