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Posted by: Avery Roberts on Jul 15, 2019

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What does it take to join the bench in Idaho? 

Join the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association on Friday, September 6th for "The Paths to the Bench – From Justices and Judges who have succeeded" to hear a comprehensive overview of the judicial appointment process, insights from current justices and judges, and suggestions for a successful candidacy.

With featured speakers: The Honorable Roger S. Burdick, Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court; The Honorable Robyn M. Brody, Vice Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court; Judge Molly J. Huskey, Idaho Court of Appeals; Judge Melissa Moody, Administrative District Judge for the Fourth Judicial District; Judge Kira Dale, Magistrate Judge for the Fourth Judicial District; and Tony Cantrill, Executive Director for the Idaho Judicial Council. 

Please RSVP here. Space is limited. Program to begin at 11:00 a.m. Lunch and roundtable discussion to follow at the Cottonwood Grille, Boise. 

For questions, contact ITLA at (208) 345-1890 or itla@itla.org.

Posted by: Avery Roberts on Jun 25, 2019

 

NEWS RELEASE
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2019
 
IDAHO TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION ELECTS 2019-2020 OFFICERS AND RECOGNIZE AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
BOISE, ID — The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association elected officers for the 2019-2020 term and recognized two distinguished attorneys during their 47th Annual Meeting, June 14-15 in Sun Valley.
 
Installed as ITLA officers for the 2018-2019 term are President Jarom A. Whitehead, Twin Falls; President-elect Taylor L. Mossman-Fletcher, Boise; Treasurer T. Guy Hallam, Boise; Secretary Russell L. Johnson, Nampa; and American Association for Justice Delegate, Eric S. Rossman, Boise.
 
Erika Birch of Boise was presented with the 2019 James J. May Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.  The award, named after founding member and ITLA’s first president, retired Fifth District Judge James J. May, is presented to an outstanding trial lawyer who not only exemplifies excellence in the practice of law, but is active in their community and dedicated to the preservation of the civil justice system.
 
Birch is a partner of Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC, a small regional firm focusing on employment and labor law. Since graduating from University of Colorado School of Law in 2000, her primary focus has been litigating employment and civil rights claims. Erika moved to Boise in the fall of 2007 to open the firm’s Boise office.
 
She is the past Chair of the ISB labor and employment law section, on the Board of the ITLA, and a member of the American Association for Justice, National Employment Lawyer’s Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Idaho Women Lawyers. Erika has received awards from the Idaho State Bar for her pro bono work (2013), Outstanding Service (2014), and the Diversity Section’s Justice For All award (2015), and was an honored recipient of ITLA’s Walter H. Bithell Professionalism Award (2017). She serves on various non-profit boards and law-related committees and has volunteered her time for pro bono clients at ITLA’s Street Law Clinic.
 
Erica S. Phillips of Boise was honored with the 2019 Walter H. Bithell Professionalism Award.  This award recognizes commitment to integrity, excellence and professionalism as a lawyer for all clients, colleagues, judges and staff in the representation of injured citizens.
 
Phillips is an Idaho native and a graduate of the University of Idaho (B.A. 1993; J.D. 1999, summa cum laude).  She was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in 1999 and is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Idaho. Following law school, she clerked for then-Chief Justice Linda Copple Trout at the Idaho Supreme Court from 1999 to 2000. She has been in private practice since 2000.
 
She is an attorney at Rossman Law Group, PLLC. Her practice focuses in the areas of employment law and medical malpractice litigation throughout the State of Idaho. She serves a board member for the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the ITLA Foundation, Inc.
 
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The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association is a statewide, voluntary bar association dedicated to access to the courts for all Idahoans, and the improvement of the administration of justice.
 
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Avery Roberts, Director of Communication
208-345-1890 or itla@itla.org
 

Posted by: Avery Roberts on Jun 19, 2019

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Thank you to the fantastic sponsors and exhibitors who helped make the 2019 Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar a success!

Posted by: Avery Roberts on Jun 3, 2019

 
 
Congratulations to the 2019 James J. May Trial Lawyer of the Year, Erika Birch. Erika will be honored at the Trial Lawyer of the Year BBQ Friday, June 14th on the Limelight Terrace at the Sun Valley Resort. Tickets can be purchased here
Erika is a partner of Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC, a small regional firm focusing on employment and labor law. Since graduating from University of Colorado School of Law in 2000, her primary focus has been litigating employment and civil rights claims. Erika moved to Boise in the fall of 2007 to open the firm’s Boise office. She is the past Chair of the ISB labor and employment law section, on the Board of the ITLA, and a member of the American Association for Justice, National Employment Lawyer’s Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Idaho Women Lawyers. Erika has received awards from the Idaho Bar for her pro bono work (2013), Outstanding Service (2014), and the Diversity Section’s Justice For All award (2015), and was an honored recipient of ITLA’s Walter H. Bithell Professionalism Award (2017). She serves on various non-profit boards and law-related committees, and has volunteered her time for pro bono clients at ITLA’s Street Law Clinic. 
 

Posted by: Avery Roberts on May 30, 2019

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Add these events to your calendar. 

While you’re in Sun Valley for the 2019 ITLA Annual Meeting, Conference, and Seminar make the most out of your experience by attending events designed to connect you with colleagues.

Annual Meeting Luncheon (ITLA Members Only)
Friday, June 14 | 12:00 p.m.
Join fellow members for the presentation of the 2019 Walter H. Bithell Professionalism Award and the election of the 2019-2020 ITLA Officers. Not an ITLA Member? No problem, join today and save $100 on seminar registration.

Cocktails & Connections
Friday, June 14 | 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails and conversation on the Limelight Terrace. This event is sponsored by Audrey Kenney of Sage Settlement Consulting.   

Trial Lawyer of the Year BBQ
Friday, June 14 | 6:00 p.m.
An event for your entire family to attend! Enjoy great food and drinks as we celebrate the 2019 James J. May Trial Lawyer of the Year. Tickets can be purchased here.

Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by the Women’s Caucus
Saturday, June 15 | 1:00 p.m.
Join the ITLA Women’s Caucus for a roundtable discussion on issues of justice inside and outside of the courtroom with featured seminar speaker Lara Bazelon. Those who RSVP will receive a complimentary copy of Lara's new book Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction (while supplies last).
 

Register today to connect with colleagues from across the state facing similar issues and challenges. 

If you have any questions give ITLA Staff a call at (208) 345-1890 or send an e-mail to itla@itla.org

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