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Type: Approved Private Certification Programs 

Private Programs: Accounting Profession Liability, Business Bankruptcy, Civil Trial Advocacy, Civil Practice Advocacy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights, Criminal Law Trial Advocacy, Elder Law, Estate Planning Law, Child Welfare Law, Family Law Trial Advocacy, Legal Professional Liability, Medical Professional Liability, Social Security Disability; Workers' Compensation

Regulatory Scheme: Idaho Rule of Professional Conduct 7.4 permits lawyers to communicate information regarding certification as long as the lawyer has been certified as a specialist by "an organization which has been approved by the Idaho State Bar" [Rule 7.4]. Communications must also state the name of the certifying organization. The state bar does not directly certify lawyers as specialists, but presumptively recognizes ABA accredited programs. The bar has also approved programs sponsored by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. Only Idaho attorneys who have been certified as specialists pursuant to Section X of the Idaho Bar Commission Rules can advertise or refer to themselves as specialists in an area of law.

Bar Counsel's Office
Idaho State Bar
525 West Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 895
Boise, ID 83701
(208) 334-4500

Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
1517 W. Hays
Boise, ID 83701
(208) 345-1890

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