Government attorneys may be admitted as an Idaho government attorney through Idaho's Rule 225. These Idaho government attorneys must be employed by government agencies. Idaho government attorneys generally are out of state attorneys seeking admission to Idaho for a limited basis.
Requirements to be admitted as Idaho Government Attorneys
- Must be admitted to practice in another state jurisdiction (min of two years)
- Be employe full-time by a government entity
- Engage in the active practice of law
- Adhere to the CLE requirements
- An employer statement that indicates that the future employee will work for the employer as an attorney providing legal services
- Complete the application
- Sworn statements that there has not been any violations of the ethic code or sanctions brought against the attorney in any other jurisdiction where they are barred.
- Can only perform legal services once admitted into Idaho for clients approved by the state of Idaho. (Can also not accept any compensation for those services except as given through their sate employer. Part time employment also not allowed).
Attorneys who are full-time active duty U.S. military JAGS are able to practice in the state on a limited basis on non-criminal issues. To be eligible JAGS (judge advocates) must be in good standing and must be admitted to at least one state bar. JAGS are subject to all the disciplinary issues that members of the Oregon bar are subject to as well and must also adhere to all the rules of professional conduct. Opposing parties tend to have 10-14 days to object to opposing military counsels appointment.