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.

Proposed National Rule/Form Changes- Ch 13 Plan
Feb 09, 2017
Please see the attached information regarding pending FRBP and Official Form changes regarding the chapter 13 plan form.
Brown Bag CLE: Fed Rule Amendments and eDiscovery
Feb 01, 2017
Ken Withers will be presenting at the U.S. Attorney's Office on February 16. Co-hosted by FBA and Moffatt Thomas.
New Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for the District
Jan 31, 2017
Gary L. Rainsdon has been appointed  a standing chapter 12 trustee for the District of Idaho, effective February 1, 2017.
Notice re: Discontinued Twin Falls Hearings
Dec 05, 2016
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court will discontinue hearings in Twin Falls effective January 1, 2017.

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.