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Idaho State Bar Attempts to Impose a Speech Code on Attorneys

Idaho’s pending proposal is impossible to square with First Amendment principles, and the comments to the proposed rule underscore its breadth. For instance, “petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents” may “rise to the level of harassment” if they are “extremely serious.” Another comment, while convoluted in wording, makes clear that the rule would extend to “participation in bar association, business, or social activities” when they occur within “the context of representing a client or operating or managing a law practice or acting in the course and scope of employment in a law practice…” Click HERE to Read More