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Treasure Valley residents invited to enroll in free ‘Citizens Law Academy’

The Idaho Law Foundation is inviting people in the Treasure Valley who want to learn more about the law and how it affects them to enroll in a free, 12-week "Citizens Law Academy." Co-sponsored by local attorneys and judges, the Fourth District Bar Association and the U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, the academy will meet Tuesday evenings from Sep. 4 to Nov. 13; anyone 18 or older is eligible. Click below for more information.

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Idaho Law Foundation                                                                         Press Release

Contact: Carey Shoufler                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(208) 334-4500,


New Citizens’ Law Academy Starting

BOISE - The American legal system touches all of our lives. Yet for many, the system can be confusing or intimidating. The Idaho Law Foundation in collaboration with local attorneys and judges of the Fourth Judicial District, Idaho’s Fourth District Bar Association, and the US District Court, District of Idaho are hoping to increase public understanding by providing a free, twelve-week Citizens’ Law Academy.

Those outside the legal system often do not understand how it affects them directly. Participants of Citizens’ Law Academy finish the program with a better understanding of how the system works, the laws affecting their daily lives, their rights under the law, and the ethical standards by which judges and attorneys must conduct themselves

Classes will be held in Boise, and will meet Tuesday evenings from September 4 through November 13. Organizers hope for a variety of student perspectives, and encourage anyone 18 and older from the Treasure Valley area who wants to learn more about Idaho law and the American legal system to sign up.

Registration forms will be accepted through August 17.  Space is limited.  For more information and a registration form, visit

For more information about Citizens’ Law Academy, contact Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director, at 208.334.4500 or


Founded in 1975 by a group of Idaho attorneys, the Idaho Law Foundation works to enhance public understanding of the legal system and provide increased access to legal services. The Foundation’s core programs include the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program that coordinates volunteer legal assistance to low-income citizens across the state and Law Related Education that brings together attorneys and teachers to help students understand the role of law in a democratic society.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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