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District of Idaho

Clerk of Court Elizabeth A. Smith

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Bankruptcy CM/ECF downtime- Monday, November 30th

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho will be performing a CM/ECF upgrade to v. 5.1.1 on Monday, November 30th from 6:00 p.m. through 12:00 a.m., MST.  This upgrade is to accommodate the changes to the Official Bankruptcy Forms that go into effect on December 1, 2015.  For information regarding form changes, please read the notice from the clerk's office posted on September 16, 2015.

United States District & Bankruptcy Courts

Clerk of Court Elizabeth A. Smith welcomes you to the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho.  We are one of 15 districts in the Ninth Circuit which spans 9 western states. Idaho is proud to be one of only four consolidated District and Bankruptcy Clerks' Offices within the federal judiciary.

The U.S. Courts for the District of Idaho was created with statehood in 1890. Our offices are located in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Moscow and Pocatello.  

We trust this website will give some insight into the functions of the U.S. Courts and how the Clerk's Office can better serve the people of the State of Idaho.

District of Idaho News
The Administrative Offices of the US Courts has prepared an overview for attorneys highlighting some of the Dec 1st changes.
Fictitious emails have been reported regarding summons to jury duty for a federal case.
The Bankruptcy Court's CM/ECF and PACER systems will be unavailable Monday, November 30th from 6:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m. MST.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Local Rules Committee invites the public to view and comment by December 11 at 5 p.m.
The U.S. District Court's Local Rules Committee invites the public to view and provide comment by December 11 at 5 p.m.
The webcast recording of the Nov 6th CLE is now available to bar members through 12/31/15.
Nov 06, 2015
The slides from the November 6th CLE training are now available.
Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced effective December 1, 2015. 
The Federal Court's ADR Program and the U of I College of Law will be offering Advanced Mediation Training May 16 & 17, 2016.
A sophisticated phone scam is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states.
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after Nov 1, 2015 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
Effective October 1, 2015 Judge Ronald E. Bush is the Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules.
Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho is to provide an impartial and accessible forum for the just, timely and economical resolution of legal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the Courts, so as to preserve judicial independence, protect individual rights and liberties, and promote public trust and confidence.

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