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Now Hiring: Office Administrator

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for Learned Lawyer? Know someone who would make a perfect Office Administrator? Here’s your big moment! Please share this post far and wide! Our small but growing law firm is looking for an Office Administrator to stay on top of our bustling estate planning […]

Peace of Mind Lawyer?

I’m fond of saying that Learned Lawyer is Idaho’s “Peace of Mind” lawyer. What’s that mean? We practice primarily in two areas, and we chose those areas because we can readily bring peace of mind to our clients in those areas. In estate planning, peace of mind comes from knowing you and your loved ones will be taken care of […]

Changes are afoot

We’ve undergone several major changes at Learned Lawyer over the past month. First, Helen has left us to travel to Uganda to do good work there. We wish her the best of luck! We’ve also added two new staff members: Jynx Jenkins and Alisha Donahue. Jynx has been hired as our new paralegal. She has a degree […]


I recently joined the Boise Downtown Rotary Club, part of Rotary International. An important part of Rotary is committing to follow the Four-Way Test, which we recite at every meeting: Of the things we think, say, or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will […]


Last Friday, Learned Lawyer and Seiniger Law Offices obtained a judgment for $160,000 in favor of our mutual client, Danielle Sisayaket, against the Nampa School District! You can see the interview with Danielle and Breck here.

Clear and concise – just the way I like it

Blogger Seth Godin posted something thoughtful this morning, which sums up my philosophy about legal writing — indeed my philosophy toward communication by lawyers in general: There’s actually no legal requirement that an agreement not be in specific, clear, everyday English. To do otherwise disrespects the person you’re hoping to engage with. There’s no legal requirement that even […]

Help wanted!

You may have noticed that it’s been a while since I posted.  That’s because my business is out of control busy.  So many people who need my help!  It’s a great problem to have, but it’s definitely a problem.  So here’s the ad.  Please pass it around to anyone who might be an outstanding candidate! […]

What kind of lawyer are you?

I get asked this question almost every day.  Most lawyers have a quick, buzz-word answer: “family law,” “criminal,” “medical malpractice defense,” “corporate.”  I don’t.  My answer is that I’m a problem-solving attorney who strongly resists being pigeonholed.  According to Merriam-Webster, a “pigeonhole” is a “neat category which usually fails to reflect actual complexities.”  That’s my […]

About The Learned Lawyer

Greetings, readers!  I’m Scott Learned and I’m an attorney.  My firm, Learned Lawyer PLLC, helps all sorts of folks with all sorts of legal issues and challenges, like employment issues, child custody questions, problems with the government, personal injury lawsuits, or questions about dealing with pesky neighbors.  Please visit my website at for more […]