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District of Idaho

Clerk of Court Elizabeth A. Smith

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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
Judge Jim Pappas has released a message to the Idaho bankruptcy bar regarding his intention to retire. 
Chief Judge Bush will discuss items of interest to the federal practitioner.  Lunch will be provided.
Please read the Court's advisory message regarding Microsoft Word documents containing embedded macros.
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after April 1, 2017 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
Ninth Circuit Press Release announces Libby Smith as the new Ninth Circuit Executive
Mar 07, 2017
Telephone scammers are impersonating the U.S. Marshal's office using an Emmett, ID phone number.
Please see the attached information regarding pending FRBP and Official Form changes regarding the chapter 13 plan form.
Gary L. Rainsdon has been appointed  a standing chapter 12 trustee for the District of Idaho, effective February 1, 2017.
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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