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The Idaho Supreme Court has launched the state’s entire court system on a new track that might be called “loser pay” – you lose a case, you pay the other side’s attorney fees. Lawyers in the state worry that could mean many people won’t be able to afford the financial risk to go to court.
The Idaho State Bar has released the results of its survey of state bar members about the qualifications of the two candidates vying for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court, and Robyn Brody has been rated nearly twice as highly by attorneys around the state as rival Curt McKenzie.
Three of the candidates seeking an open Idaho Supreme Court seat were highly rated in a survey of members of the Idaho State Bar, but the fourth, state Sen. Curt McKenzie, drew much lower ratings from lawyers across the state, who rated the candidates on factors including integrity, independence, judicial temperament and legal experience.
The Idaho State Bar is seeking the disbarment of former Canyon County prosecutor and gubernatorial candidate John Bujak. Bar counsel for the Idaho State Bar, Bradley Andrews, filed a complaint alleging Bujak violated rules regarding professional conduct...
Coeur d’Alene attorney Larry Purviance has agreed not to practice law in Idaho for five years rather than face disciplinary proceedings tied to multiple charges of professional misconduct. In nine separate cases since 2000, the Professional Conduct Board of the Idaho State Bar has reprimanded Purviance, who has represented plaintiffs in numerous cases alleging violations by Kootenai County law enforcement agencies.
Growing up a Democratic activist in conservative Idaho shaped Bruce Reed’s life in national politics, much of it spent in the White House and on the campaign trail. “Out here I learned that you can’t take anybody’s vote for granted. You have to earn it,” Reed told a roomful of Idaho lawyers and judges Thursday in Coeur d’Alene.
Never an imposing man, Scott Reed has nonetheless transformed his appearance into a mountain of trouble for opponents on scores of environmental issues. The 84-year-old lawyer came to Coeur d’Alene to argue those causes before he had case law of the Environmental Protection Act to back him up. He’s been a thorn in the side of homeowners who would deprive the public the use of Sanders Beach, and he’s written a book about the preservation of one of Coeur d’Alene’s greatest features, Tubbs Hill.
BOISE – The Idaho State Bar and some elected officials are looking for ways to boost the number of women and minorities seeking to become judges in the state. Idaho has the smallest percentage of female judges in the nation with just more than 11 percent, according to the Idaho Statesman.