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October 30, 2015

2015 U.S. District Court Bench Bar Conference

Always a grand bargain for the enlightening and interesting content of the conference program, the conference cost is $75 for attorneys, $35 for U.S. Attorneys, Federal Defenders, Young Lawyers (ISB), law clerks, law school faculty, and paralegals. (Late registrations will have higher registration costs.) There is no charge for current law students. The cost includes the CLE credits, a continental breakfast, and a full lunch (breakfast and lunch provided at the Boise conference only). CLE credit approvals are pending. A registration form is available on the Courts’ website at


And, a link to a recent op-ed from the Washington Post, authored by Philip Howard, our keynote speaker:

October 29, 2015

Hilarity For Charity-Attorneys For Civic Education

To support the 2016 National High School Mock Trial Competition, which will be held in Boise. In May 2016

 Hilarity for Charity, a short-form improv comedy troupe, and will include scenes and gimmick games driven by audience suggestions and completely off the cuff.

October 26, 2015

National Business Institute Seminar “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish”

Program Description

A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law

As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to proactively protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This program will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in-between. Register today!

  • Understand the importance of thorough and accurate paperwork when hiring new employees.
  • Know what a handbook should and should not contain by exploring the advantages and pitfalls of various policies.
  • Review alternative dispute resolution tactics that are effective and advantageous for employment-related matters.
  • Appropriately apply wage and hour exemption requirements in gray areas such as outside salespeople and highly-paid computer professionals.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state WARN Act requirements when performing layoffs.
  • Remain up to date on the latest developments regarding employee behavior and controversial social media policies.
  • Learn the key steps to investigating employee misconduct thoroughly and legally.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar examines the current issues in human resource law for:

  • Attorneys
  • HR personnel
  • Accountants
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents

Course Content

  1. Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps
  2. Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
  3. Wage and Benefit Issues
  4. Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context
  5. Other Employment Laws You Need to Know
  6. Workplace Behavior and Privacy – Current Developments
  7. Discipline and Discharge – Necessary Documentation

Continuing Education Credit


Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 7.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

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October 14, 2015

TEPI Sub-Committee Meeting

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October 8, 2015

Idaho Public Television 50th Anniversary

October 8, 2015

Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar

Hawley Troxell attorneys John Ashby and John Olson will be presenting.

John Ashby –
Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace

John Olson –
FLSA/Wage and Hour Critical Issues

Whether you’re in a small firm or a multinational corporation, or counsel those who are, having a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals of employment law is absolutely essential to success. New developments are emerging out of long-established standards every day, and our presenters are ready to answer your questions about the core concepts and key elements of employment law. Regardless of your current level of expertise, this seminar will help you advise clients, write policies, and administer procedures effectively. – See more at:\

Program Highlights:

  • Protecting a respectful work environment
  • E-Verify®, I-9 audits
  • Avoiding penalties in wage and hour issues
  • Tips and traps in hiring and firing
  • Understanding FMLA and ADA
  • Social media rights and risks
  • What you need to know about health care reform
Who Should Attend:

  • Attorneys: – General Practice
  • Attorneys – Employee Benefits
  • Attorneys: – New Attorneys
  • Business Owners
  • CIS Managers
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Attorneys: – Employment & Labor
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Attorneys – Health Care
  • Health Care Insurance Professionals
  • Personnel Directors
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Attorneys – Sole Practitioners

October 6, 2015

The Cabin’s Annual Fundraiser: Dinner on Stage with Anthony Doerr and Jess Walter

The Cabin is throwing a party for readers and writers.

October 6, 2015 Benefit Dinner with Anthony Doerr & Jess Walter.

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October 6, 2015

6th Annual Idaho IT Symposium

SAAS Agreements & Software Licensing Tips on Drafting & Negotiating Key Provisions by Brad Frazer

9:45am-10:30am Breakout Session- Hatch B

With the advent of the cloud and the declining use of traditional software media such as DVDs, practitioners have had to become familiar with new software deployment models like SaaS (“Software as a Service”). But SaaS really isn’t software, and a number of important factual and legal distinctions have evolved between the two based on the nature of cloud computing and the Internet. This session will explore the differences between SaaS services subscriptions and software licensing models (which are not yet dead) and offer practice pointers for drafting and negotiating key provisions in both kinds of contracts.

Key topics to be discussed:

  1. Software is Not SaaS
  2. What is Software?
  3. What is a License?
  4. What is SaaS?
  5. What is the “Cloud”?
  6. How has the Cloud Changed Software Deployment Models?
  7. Legal Issues for Cloud-Based Software Models
  8. Legal Issues for Cloud-Based Services Models (Saas)
  9. Software Licenses for the Cloud-Based Deployment Model
  10. SaaS Subscription Agreements for a Cloud-Based Deployment Model
  11. When to Use a License and When to Use SaaS

Cybersecurity 2015 & Beyond: The New Normal
by Steve Frinsko, JR Tietsort and Vince Skinner

11:00pm-11:45pm Breakout Session- Hatch A

Technology continues to evolve as the network perimeter evaporates into the cloud and electrons become the new global currency. Enterprises are continuously challenged by an elusive and morphing cyber threat from bad actors and opportunists who use the vulnerabilities in our Information Systems as weapons. From fraudsters to nation state-sponsored cyber warfare, these attacks come at us from every direction as the ingenuity of criminal minds seek new and creative ways to infiltrate our valuable information resources and engage in cyber warfare against our businesses and our way of life–compromising our financial and national security. We are bombarded daily with newspaper headlines and digital media reports about the latest cyber security breach. This breakout session will allow our panel the opportunity to share hard won experience and best practices.

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October 2, 2015

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 132nd Annual Gala

Featuring John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting


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October 1, 2015

One Stone 24 Hour Think Challenge



One Stone is a student-led and directed nonprofit that makes students better leaders and the world a better place. Our program empowers high school students to learn and practice 21st century skills through experiential service, innovative initiatives and social entrepreneurship.

Our work is rooted in design thinking, a creative problem solving and innovation discovery process developed at Stanford University’s Using design thinking, we can uncover new ideas that allow us to disrupt for good – improving the status quo for lasting change. Through this, students learn and practice critical 21st Century skills: empathy, collaboration, communication, leadership, innovation, critical thinking, adaptability and creativity.

One Stone does not charge membership dues or fees, ensuring that our programs are accessible to any high school student who wants to be a better leader and make the world a better place.

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