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District of Idaho

Clerk of Court Elizabeth A. Smith

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Power down 10/29, ECF system down 11/4-11/5

Notice regarding two upcoming outages: Due to power system maintenance,  The US District and Bankruptcy Court systems for the District of Idaho will be down on Saturday October 29th from 1:00pm MDT until 2:00pm MDT. The courts will also be performing ECF server maintenance from 7:00 PM MST/ 6:00 PM PST on Friday, November 4 through 7:00 PM MST/ 6:00 PM PST on Saturday, November 5. This impacts all access to our PACER and ECF systems. Please pardon these disruptions and plan accordingly.

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
Please read for important information regarding an upcoming planned ECF system outage.
Judge Dale will discuss best practices in Federal Court.  Lunch will be provided.
The U.S. Trustee is seeking resumes from persons wishing to be appointed as a Standing Trustee.  Deadline is Nov. 4, 2016.
National Pro Bono Week is October 23-29, 2016
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after Nov 1, 2016 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
Presented by the Idaho Chapter of the FBA In Partnership with the District of Idaho
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure 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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