Bail, Deborah Ann
1949 -

Born: 1949 in Wichita, Kansas
Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Civil Rights
Regions and States of Practice:
ID, West
Legal Education:
Northwestern University School of Law, 1974
Other Education:
University of Hawaii (1967-69)
B.A., Lewis and Clark College (1971)
National Judicial College (1983)
Positions During Her Career:
Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Idaho (1978-1983)
Pro tem judge on the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho Court of Appeals
Fourth Judicial District Court Judge in Idaho (1983-?)
Member of the National Association of Women Judges and served as its Secretary Treasurer for District 13 (1987)
Served as a Faculty Advisor to the National Judicial College (1987)
Member of the American Judicature Society and the American Inns of Court
Served on a number of court committees, including the Idaho Supreme Court’s Judicial Fairness Committee, the Judicial Education Committee, the Criminal Jury Instructions Committee and the Gender Fairness Task Force
Former Chair of the Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Committee
On the Idaho Civil Rules Committee
Lectures for the Idaho New Judges’ Training Program and the Fifth Judicial District on handling child witnesses
Served as Secretary of the Idaho District Judge’s Association (1995) and as its President (1996-1997)
Graduate of Northwestern to receive a two-year Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship (1974-1976, extended to 1977)
Woman district court judge in Idaho (1983)
Received the “White Rose Award” from the Idaho March of Dimes (1986)

Further Research Materials

1895-1975: The First 50 Women in Idaho Law
Debora K. Kristensen, 1895-1975 : The First 50 Women in Idaho Law. Boise, ID: Presented by Idaho State Bar (2005)