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.

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. 
FBA Brown Bag Lunch- Coeur d'Alene- April 19th
Mar 18, 2017
Chief Judge Bush will discuss items of interest to the federal practitioner.  Lunch will be provided.
Microsoft Word Documents Emailed to the Court
Mar 16, 2017
Please read the Court's advisory message regarding Microsoft Word documents containing embedded macros.
Updated Means Testing Data Effective April 1, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after April 1, 2017 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
New Ninth Circuit Executive
Mar 09, 2017
Ninth Circuit Press Release announces Libby Smith as the new Ninth Circuit Executive
Jury Duty Phone Scam
Mar 07, 2017
Telephone scammers are impersonating the U.S. Marshal's office using an Emmett, ID phone number.
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.
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.

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.