Idaho State Bar

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Idaho State Bar
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Boise, ID
  • United States
6,100 in 2016 [1]

The Idaho State Bar (ISB) is the integrated (mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of Idaho; it is a self-governing state agency of the State of Idaho.


Portions of the Idaho Code pertaining to the practice of law in Idaho date back to 1881.[2] The present “integrated” Bar was established by the Legislature in 1923.


The ISB operates under authority delegated by the Supreme Court of Idaho through its rule making power, particularly in the area of admissions and discipline. The rules that govern the process are known as the "Idaho Bar Commission Rules." The ISB is governed by five Commissioners, elected from the seven districts into which the state is divided. Commissioners serve for staggered three years terms.

ISB Committees include:

  • Bar Exam Preparation
  • Character & Fitness
  • Client Assistance Fund
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • The Advocate Editorial Advisory Board
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Professional Conduct Board
  • Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers


  1. ^ Idaho State Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-08-30 
  2. ^ "Idaho State Bar". Idaho State Bar. Retrieved 2012-08-31.