United States District & Bankruptcy Courts

The District of Idaho Clerk of Court, Stephen W. Kenyon, 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 six 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, 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 Courthouses Closed - July 5
Jun 21, 2021
GO 400 re 2021 Juneteenth Holiday
Jun 17, 2021
General Order regarding court operations on June 18, 2021 re Juneteenth federal holiday.
GO 399 re Appointment of Chief Magistrate Judge
Jun 15, 2021
General Order appointing Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale as Chief Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho.
GO 398 re Appointment of Magistrate Judge Patricco
Jun 14, 2021
General Order appointing Raymond E. Patricco as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho.
Save the Date: 2021 In-Person Bench/Bar Conference
May 25, 2021
The District of Idaho will hold its 2021 Bench/Bar Conference on October 15, 2021 in Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur d'Alene.
U.S. Trustee's Office Change of Address
May 25, 2021
Effective June 1, 2021, the Boise office of the U.S. Trustee's Office will have a new address.  Please see attached.
GO 397 re Masks and Social Distancing
May 20, 2021
General Order adopting CDC guidelines regarding masks and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals.
Now Accepting Lawyer Representative Applications
May 17, 2021
The District is seeking a new Lawyer Representative from the 1st or 2nd Districts.  Please see the attachment for further info.
New GO 396 re Court Operations During Stage IV
May 12, 2021
Order addressing Court operations during Stage IV of Idaho's reopening plan.

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.