Paralegal Regulation
Paralegal Regulation Paralegal Regulation


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This information is for educational purposes only. Do not rely on these cases as being the most recent cases. They are here to teach or illustrate a point of law only.

 Rules of Conduct

Confidentiality Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence

IRPC can be found in several places

Check the Idaho State Bar (

The Idaho State Bar Committee of Professional Responsibility and Ethics was disbanded in the mid-1990's. Their earlier opinions can still be found by searching

formal ethics opinions of the Idaho State Bar

Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Legal Assistant Services can be found on the site or by searching

idaho + guidelines for the utilization of legal assistant

(not affiliated with NALA or NFPA)

Idaho does not officially regulate paralegals at this time

Rule 1.6 1.7 etc. Idaho Bar Commission Rule 302(a)(5) requires lawyers to certify each year professional liability coverage
Attorney/Client Privilege Advertising/Solicitation Client Trust Accounts

Idaho Code §3-420


Opinion by Fair Trade Commission on real estate closing and competition

. Rule 502 of the Idaho Rules of Evidence

Rule 7.2

Idaho attorney firm names can be "catch phrases" such as LAW-Idaho

Idaho attorneys must submit a Trust Account Certification and use only financial institutions that have been approved

Search "Idaho IOLTA" for information about this program to fund pro bono organizations in the state.


Fair Fees Paralegal Fees Intimate Relations with Clients Drug/Alcohol Abuse Pro Bono
. Richlin v. Chertoff 2008 US Supreme Court recovery of paralegal fees . Idaho LAP (part of the Idaho State Bar)

Idaho has adopted a "Limited Appearance" pro bono policy (as of 2012)


"Idaho Pro Bono Commission"

Special Duties of the Prosecutor Overly Zealous Conduct Misc.


Reporting Misconduct .

Felony destruction of evidence, State v. Peteja, 83 P.3d 781 (Idaho App., 2003)

Article on Metadata

Idaho has a Client Assistance Fund to reimburse clients for losses caused by the dishonest conduct of lawyers.

Idaho Bar Commission Rules, Rule 600 et. seq.


Find the procedure for filing a misconduct complain by searching "filing a complaint against an Idaho attorney"


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