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April 27, 2016

Women’s & Children’s Alliance Denim Day

Advocates for victims of sexual assault are calling on people to wear denim for international Denim Day.

It began in 1992, when a judge in Italy overturned a rape conviction, saying that because the victim wore tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, thereby implying consent. Women in Parliament wore jeans in protest the next day, and the movement caught on. The annual act of protest is now held worldwide in April, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Beatrice Black, executive director of the Women and Children’s Alliance in Boise, said her organization helps thousands of victims every year.

“In 2015, there were 4,447 calls for domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse,” she said. “Of that, 770 calls were specific to lewd conduct, rape and sexual assault – and that is just Ada County.”

Nationally, Black said, one in 10 young women reports being the victim of some type of sexual assault before graduating from high school – and a survey in Idaho found that 9 percent of students reported being “forced to have sex” sometime before graduating.

Black said Denim Day rejects the common narrative, in which victims are blamed, and aims to change the conversation.

“Instead of saying, ‘No means no,’ we’ve upgraded that in a sense, to say, ‘Only yes means yes.’ So, you can’t imply consent,” she said. “You can’t imply a ‘yes’ if somebody is unable to verbalize and wholeheartedly say ‘yes.’ ”
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April 7, 2016

Friends of the Foundation Gala

Education Foundation of the West Ada School District

April 4, 2016

United Way Children’s Book Drive

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March 26, 2016

Filmfort – Script to Screen

On Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m. at the Hawley Troxell offices at 877 W Main St. in downtown Boise, Filmfort presents Script to Screen: The Business of Making A Movie, organized and moderated by Craig Lew and Tina Barnett from Creatures of Light Productions LLC, and Jesse Cordtz, Filmmaker, animator, visual effects expert, and President of Idaho Media Professionals.

The Panel will consist of writers, producers, post production, visual effects and film equipment companies and is presented by Idaho Media Professionals. The panel will also use excerpts from a screenplay for a production that has received a $10,000 grant from the City of Boise Arts and History Commission to illustrate the process of breaking down a screenplay into elements that impact cost, scheduling, insurance, equipment, fundraising, post production and delivery. Visiting filmmakers Andre Hyland (The 4th), Robert Machoian and Harper Graham (God Bless The Child) will also share clips and experience from their latest work.

*bring your Filmfort pass or 5-day Treefort pass for entry

March 25, 2016

Filmfort – Office Hours

Please join us Friday, March 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in Kindness restaurant space at the Owyhee. In addition to celebrating film and enjoying popcorn, Filmfort participants will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Hawley Troxell attorney.

Writers, directors, producers, and any actors out there, stop by and let’s talk. We’ll answer your burning questions on intellectual property rights, contracts, funding, and other legal issues!

*Bring your Filmfort pass for access
*email to reserve your 20 minute session

March 23, 2016


March 19, 2016

Boise Code Camp 2016

Legal Issues for Developers – Brad Frazer

The business of writing, owning, licensing and monetizing code has become more complicated due to the evolution of SaaS and the move to mobile, meaning a proliferation of apps and APIs. Proper awareness of how to own your code (or not), how to license it, how to allow others to subscribe to it, how to protect it and how monetize it is critical for every developer. IP and IT lawyer Brad Frazer will discuss these topics and more in a lively, interactive Code Camp session.

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March 11, 2016

Concordia School of Law – Leaders in Action Awards

Ted Epperly, M.D. and Hon. Edward Lodge to be Honored on March 11, 2016

Concordia Law’s annual event honors professionals in the fields of Law and Education who lead by advocacy and action, building positive outcomes throughout Idaho.

The 2016 honorees:

Leader in Law – The Honorable Edward Lodge, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for Idaho

Leader in Education – Ted Epperly, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and CEO, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

The Concordia University Leaders in Action Awards is an opportunity to acknowledge two statewide leaders – one in law and one in education – who have made significant contributions to improving the State and the lives of Idahoans. The awards event is in line with Concordia University’s mission to prepare leaders for the transformation of society.

This unique event features short landmark lectures presented by each honoree on a topic of their choosing. Guest seating is limited to 150 guests. Please join us for this free community celebration with these dynamic speakers. Reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments follows the program in the Concordia Law School Atrium.

This evening is presented free of charge solely through the generosity of our event sponsors. Benefits of sponsorship include recognition in the media, on signage and in advertising, plus the added opportunity to invite up to six clients to the event. Any remaining proceeds from the Leaders in Action Awards go directly to support scholarships for students at Concordia Law.

Your support of Concordia Law helps to build an educational foundation for future attorneys, empowering a new generation of leaders. Call 208-639-5402 for more information about sponsoring the 2016 Leaders in Action Awards.

March 4, 2016

Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Annual CLE

“Hot Writing and Hot Topics”

Registration & Continental Breakfast begins 8:00am

6.75 CLE credits

Join the Real Property Section for this full day seminar geared towards improving your legal writing and exploring recent hot topics. Sessions include:

  • Ten Tips for Clear and Direct Legal Writing – Ben Opipari, Persuasion Strategies
  • Hot Decisions and Legislation – Brett R. Hamm, Hawkins Companies, LLC
  • Panel Discussion: Hot Topics in Land Use- Panelists: Diane T. Kushlan, Kushlan Associates; William L.M. Nary, City of Meridian; Stephan A. Bradbury, Williams Bradbury, PC; Moderator: JoAnn C. Butler, Spink Butler LLP
  • Tax Deffered Exchanges- Mark A. Bullock, First American Exchange Company, LLC

March 2, 2016

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO Speaker Series


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