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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 


Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse. In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Masks may be required during a jury trial. The jury administrator will communicate relevant guidance to prospective jurors. Please refer to General Order No. 412 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.
Boise
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Pocatello
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
For Attorneys: CJA
Training

Third Thursdays

Updated on Feb 12, 2019

These are monthly programs sponsored by The Federal Defenders of Idaho.  It is held, appropriately enough, on the Third Thursday of each month other than during the summer.  This "brown-bag" luncheon normally meets at the Boise Federal Defenders Office, 702 W. Idaho, Suite 1000, Boise, at noon.

The program features a variety of speakers and experts from various areas of the criminal justice system and is approved for free CLE with the Idaho State Bar.  The announcement of speakers, topics and details are sent monthly to the CJA mailing list and to anyone who has expressed an interest in being on that mailing list.  Other mailings include various topics of interest including recent 9th Circuit decisions and commentary.

Location: Boise office of the Federal Defender Services of Idaho, 702 W. Idaho, Suite 1000.

For more information contact Joy Fish at the Boise Federal Defenders Office at (208) 331-5500.

Western All-Star Conference and Confabulation

This is an annual conference presented by the Federal Defenders.  The one or two day program is held in the fall each year and features topics about both general criminal defense and capital habeas representation.  Outstanding speakers from all over the United States participate and share their expertise.  There is an opportunity to get together with these speakers at the end of the conference in an informal setting sponsored by the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers who cosponsors the annual conference.  The cost is minimal and CLE credit is approved by the Idaho State Bar.

Training and eVoucher Resources
2018 Annual Western All-Star Conference
Brochure and Registration information for the 2018 Annual Western All-Star Conference & Confabulation to be held September 20-21, 2018 in Boise, ID.
Navigating the CJA eVoucher Program 3,492 KB
6 minute video
Maintaining the Attorney User Profile 3,117 KB
8 minute video
CJA 20 Attorney Voucher 7,656 KB
13 minute video
CJA 21 Expert Services Voucher 5,046 KB
With Prior Authorization.  13 minute video
CJA 25: Investigative/Expert Svcs (revised 8/16)
Notice to CJA Panel Attorney Regarding Availability of Investigative, Expert and Other Services. 
CJA 26 Request 4,706 KB
6 minute video
Expert Services Authorization Request 3,283 KB
7 minute video
Travel Request
NOTE: The "Submit by Email" button is not enabled on the Travel Request form.  Please email completed form to Sam McDonald at sam_mcdonald@idp.uscourts.gov
CJA CLE with Blair Perilman
Presentation of  "Managing your Criminal Case" by Blair Perilman, Ninth Circuit Case Managing Attorney.  CLE held August 17, 2017.
eVoucher Contact Information

eVoucher Contact Information

For information or inquiries on filling out, submitting and general guidance on CJA Vouchers, contact the CJA Voucher Financial Specialist:

Name Phone Email
Sam McDonald (208) 334-9113 sam_mcdonald@idp.uscourts.gov

 


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