Registration for Boise Bench Bar Conference
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Please join the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District & Bankruptcy Courts for their Bench-Bar Conference in Boise, October 28 (Registration deadline is October 27)

Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, our neighbor from Montana, returns to Boise to talk about the State of the Ninth Circuit and to join in other portions of the program.  The stellar Boise program at the Boise Centre on the Grove includes Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill and longtime senior staff attorney Dave Metcalf discussing a chambers’ view of the implementation of the 2015 changes to the civil rules, followed by an all-star line-up discussing how to preserve issues for federal appeal and how to successfully present them (with an insider’s perspective from Ninth Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith).  After the luncheon, you may have trouble choosing between break-out sessions on (a) why what you don’t know about intellectual property can hurt your client; and (b) risk and prevention tips for every lawyer to protect clients in the world of false statements and financial fraud white collar crime.  Next, Professor Emeritus and Past Dean Don Burnett of the University of Idaho College of Law will bring his considerable expertise and extraordinary speaking skills to the topic of “A Lawyer’s Life Cycle of Professional Responsibility.” (That part of the program alone is worth the price of admission and you receive ethics credit as a bonus!) The program will conclude with the traditional Judges’ Panel.

AS ALWAYS, the conference INCLUDES A FULL LUNCHEON AND CLE CREDITS, including ethics credit.  We have invited special luncheon guests, and will update the program agenda as further developments occur.  In addition, Walt Sinclair, the President of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (which is partnering with the U.S. District Court in sponsoring the conferences) will update everyone about the activities of the Idaho Chapter.


*Registration and continental breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.

For more information please visit our Boise Bench Bar Conference webpage.  Questions may be directed to Nancy Hammond