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.
Effective October 1, 2015 Judge Ronald E. Bush is the Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho
The deadline for accepting applications for the CJA Panel is October 31, 2015. Please see attached criteria for applicants.
Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced effective December 1, 2015.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules.
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.