In the State of Idaho, many people are injured because of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of an individual or company. These people have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a lawyer in their state. Unfortunately, not all people that call themselves lawyers are reputable or able to properly launch a lawsuit. Membership in the Idaho State Bar & Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. is the reassurance needed to insure that an individual is qualified to present a court case in front of Idaho courts.
The present, integrated Bar was established by the Idaho Legislature in 1923. As an integrated bar, the Idaho State Bar must license all attorneys that practice in the state. The bar operates under power and authority delegated by the Idaho Supreme Court. Five commissioners, elected from Idaho’s seven judicial districts, govern the Bar. The bar is responsible for administering admissions, right to practice after admission, mandatory continuing legal education, professional conduct, client assistance fund, fee arbitration, governance, specialization, and practice sections.
The official mission of the Idaho State Bar is to grant the privilege to practice law in Idaho; to control and regulate the legal profession; to protect the public from the unauthorized practice of law and from unprofessional conduct by members of the bar; to promote high standards of professional conduct; and to aid in the advancement of the administration of justice.