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District of Idaho

Chief Judge David C. Nye

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Below are links to available resources.

District Local Civil Rules



Revised and adopted January 2, 2024

The local rules are available for public viewing at each Federal Courthouse in Idaho (Boise, Pocatello, and
Coeur d’Alene).

Local rules, among other documents, are available on the court's Internet website at  If you do not have access to the Internet, local rules can be provided at the Federal Courthouse closest to you.  You can also send your request, with a return addressed and stamped mailer, to:

Clerk, U.S. District Court
550 W Fort St.
Boise, ID 83724

We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please e-mail them to: District Court Local Rules Committee (

Scope of the Rules
Availability of the Local Rules
Status Report on Service of Process
Electronic Case Filing
General Format of Documents Presented for Filing Electronically or, Where Permitted, in Conventional Format
Sealed and In Camera Documents
Non-Filing of Discovery or Disclosures and Discovery Materials Not to be Filed with Court
Protection of Personal Privacy
Requests and Orders to Shorten or Extend Time or Continue Trial Dates
Motion Practice
Ex Parte Orders
Non-Capital Case Habeas Petitions (State Custody)
Special Requirements for Habeas Corpus Petitions involving the Death Penalty
Form of a Motion to Amend and its Supporting Documentation
Scheduling Conference, Litigation Plan, Discovery Plan and Electronically Stored Information
Pretrial Conferences
Trial Submissions
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Infants and Incompetent Persons
Form of Certain Discovery Documents
Discovery Disputes - Meet and Confer Requirement
Content of Memoranda in Support of Discovery Motions
Notation of "Jury Demand" in the Pleading
Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, and Examination of Witnesses
Assignment of Cases
Dismissal of Actions
Voir Dire of Jurors
Social Media Juror Inquiries
Instructions to Jury
Taxation of Costs
Award of Attorney Fees
Jury Cost Assessment
Satisfaction of Judgment
Supersedeas Bonds
Security; Proceeding against Sureties
Bonds and Other Sureties
Withdrawal of a Deposit Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 67
Magistrate Judge Rules
Assignment of Civil Cases to a Magistrate Judge upon the Consent of the Parties
Hours of the Court
Sessions of the Court
United States Court Library
Ex Parte Communication with Judges
Custody of Files and Exhibits
Removal Actions - State Court Records
Courthouse Access
Courtroom and Courthouse Decorum
Security in the Courthouse
Bar Admission
Attorney Discipline
Appearance, Substitution, and Withdrawal of Attorneys
Persons Appearing without an Attorney - Pro Se
Fairness and Civility

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