United States District Court

Chief Judge David C. Nye welcomes you to the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho.  In 1891 James H. Beatty was appointed by President Harrison to become the first Federal Judge for the District of Idaho.  We have a long and proud history rooted in our commitment to provide an impartial and accessible forum for the just, timely and economical resolution of legal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the Courts.

The District of Idaho has had 11 Article III Judges appointed by the President of the United States, with two of them currently presiding.  In addition to our two Article III Judges, we have two Magistrate Judges assisting with our busy workload.

Our judges hold court in BoiseCoeur d'Alene, and Pocatello.

District Court Calendar

The calendar updates as new information becomes available and is subject to change without notice. To schedule a hearing, contact the courtroom deputy.

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.