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Lawyers from Idaho’s Fourth Judicial District recently elected Hepworth Holzer, LLP partner Kurt Holzer as one of the Fourth District’s two representatives on the Idaho State Bar Commission.  The ISB governs the practice of law in Idaho particularly in the area of admissions and discipline pursuant to authority granted by the Idaho Supreme Court.   The ISB is a self-governing agency of the State of Idaho. All attorneys practicing law in Idaho must be licensed by the ISB.  But, the ISB operates on attorney licensing fees and receives no tax dollars.

Kurt served 20 years as a member of the ISB Professional Conduct Board. He is a past-President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. And, was acknowledged as the Idaho Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011.  Like his firm’s other partners he is AV-rated. He has also been ranked at their top tier by other industry rating organizations such as Super Lawyers, AVVO, Best Lawyers in America and Benchmark Litigation.  He graduated from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1992.

The ISB is governed by five commissioners.  They are elected by other lawyers from Idaho’s seven judicial districts.  Two commissioners are from the Fourth District (Ada, Elmore, Boise, and Valley counties). One commissioner represents the First and Second Districts, one the Third and Fifth Districts and one the Sixth and Seventh Districts.

Kurt will commence his three-year term on the Board of commissioners starting in July 2019.