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.

Interactive Database to Search Judiciary Trends
May 16, 2017
The FJC has recently enhanced it's database that houses information about federal case filings.
Tri-State FBA Conference Oct. 5-7 - Jackson, WY
May 16, 2017
The 13th Annual Tri-State Conference program information is available.  Hotel and conference registration is now open.
District of Idaho Courthouses Closed - May 29
May 15, 2017
The District of Idaho courthouses will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
Northern Idaho Jury Scam
May 05, 2017
Individuals are posing as Federal Court and Kootenai County Sheriff Officials in order to scam citizens out of money.
Bankruptcy Court - Judicial Vacancy Announcement
May 04, 2017
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Idaho.
Updated Means Testing Data Effective May 1, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after May 1, 2017 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
FBA Brown Bag Lunch- Coeur d'Alene- June 21
Mar 27, 2017
Chief Judge Bush will discuss items of interest to the federal practitioner.  Lunch will be provided. 
Message from Judge Pappas to the Bankruptcy Bar
Mar 22, 2017
Judge Jim Pappas has released a message to the Idaho bankruptcy bar regarding his intention to retire. 
Microsoft Word Documents Emailed to the Court
Mar 16, 2017
Please read the Court's advisory message regarding Microsoft Word documents containing embedded macros.

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.