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District of Idaho

Clerk of Court Elizabeth A. Smith

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Saturday ECF maintenance: July 9th

The District of Idaho will be performing maintenance on our computer systems on Saturday July 9th. Our ECF system and web site will be unavailable from 8:00am until approximately 11:00am MDT.

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 USAO has issued a press release regarding a trending scam wherein callers are impersonating USMS officials.
The public is invited to provide comments on changes to Civil Local Rules 16.4 and 83.4.  Comments are due by July 15, 2016.
The District of Idaho Courthouses will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
A phone scam is being reported against individuals impersonating federal officials and requesting payment of fines via cash cards.
Click here to read an article by the 2016 Lawyer Representatives describing their roles and opportunities.
For interested members of the Idaho State Bar from the 1st or 2nd Districts.
The Idaho Chapter of the FBA is sponsoring a Pro Bono Luncheon on 7/25/16 at the Boise Courthouse - 4th Floor Clerk's Office.
Fees regarding retrieval of documents from the Federal Records Center and CVB fines will be changing June 1st.
Winners of the local 2016 Civics Contest have been announced.  The first place winner moves on to the circuit level contest.
The Tri-State Conference will be held in Sun Valley on October 13-15.  Click on the link for registration info.
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after May 1, 2016 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
Important information for counsel and parties regarding Bankruptcy Court digital audio recordings.
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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