Beginning in 2018, ACE has partnered with the University of Idaho's College of Law and the Idaho Press Club to form the annual Institute for Journalists.
The institute focuses on journalists’ vital role in civic education, with emphasis on explaining the work of an independent, impartial judiciary and on illuminating the rule of law in media reports of court decisions. The institute identifies information resources for journalists and provides panel discussions of the perspectives of judges, lawyers, and journalists in educating the public.
Past presenters have included Idaho Chief Justice Roger Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court Justice Gregory Moeller, Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Jessica Lorello, Idaho chief federal district judge B. Lynn Winmill, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Idaho Press Club President Betsy Russell, Idaho Public Television producer Melissa Davlin, past United States Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson, and past University of Idaho law dean Don Burnett.
Below is a link to an article for the Idaho Advocate by Don Burnett explaining the history and purpose of the Institutes in greater detail.