ITLA FYI



Posted by: Avery Roberts on Feb 3, 2021

 
 
The Idaho Legislature is now in its fourth week of business. Bills are continuing to be printed and heard in committees. As the legislative session continues, we invite you and your clients to be a part of the legislative process.

As a trial lawyer, you see first-hand how Idaho laws impact your clients and their ability to seek justice. When a client walks through your doors, they are oftentimes seeking more than monetary compensation. They want to hold wrongdoers accountable and prevent others from being harmed.

Your client's story can play a critical role in preventing legislation that would limit access to the justice system and promoting changes that strengthen their constitutional rights. Sharing their story can also help to empower your client and strengthen your relationship with them. Personal stories help put a face and name to the abstract process of creating law. From writing a letter, to calling their representatives, and testifying to a legislative committee there are many ways for your client to have their voice heard.

Trial lawyers are trusted by their clients to help them navigate the legal system. Similarly, we are here to help you and your clients navigate the legislative process in Idaho. In the coming weeks as we work to introduce pro-civil justice legislation and oppose legislation limiting access to the courts, consider if you or your client have a story that helps illustrate the impact these changes may have.

Here are some helpful links to follow and better understand the legislative process: As always, we appreciate your willingness to be a part of this work. Please give us a call at (208) 345-1890 or send an email to itla@itla.org if you have any questions.