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District of Idaho

Chief Judge David C. Nye

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 


Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse. In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Masks may be required during a jury trial. The jury administrator will communicate relevant guidance to prospective jurors. Please refer to General Order No. 412 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.
Boise
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Pocatello
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
For Attorneys
Attorney Admissions
Admission Instructions

Eligibility for admission and continuing membership to the bar of this court is limited to attorneys of good moral character who are active members in good standing of the Idaho State Bar. All attorneys seeking admission must meet all of the requirements of District Local Rule 83.4.

Our website may be able to answer many of your questions, or feel free to contact Crystal Hall at (208) 334-1976.

Process for Admittance to Practice in the District of Idaho:

  1. Be admitted to practice by the Idaho Supreme Court.

  2. Fill out Petition for Admission.

  3. Pay fees for Admission ($250) using pay.gov (part of Petition for Admission process in #2).

  4. Fill out Affidavit of Applicant if you will not be sworn-in in person.

  5. Email Affidavit to Admissions Clerk at Crystal_Hall@id.uscourts.gov, if applicable.

  6. Set up ECF account when prompted to do so via email.

  7. Certificate of Admission will be sent via US Mail within 2 weeks of admission.

 
Updated on Apr 11, 2022
Petition for Admission
Effective April 1, 2018 please use the following link to apply and pay for your attorney admission to the Idaho District and Bankruptcy Courts.
Affidavit of Applicant
Affidavit of Applicant to be filled out once applicant has completed the Petition for Admission.
Affidavit of Reciprocal Applicant
Reciprocal Applicants must fill out this Affidavit for Admittance to practice in the District of Idaho.
Pro Hac Vice

Pursuant to District Local Rule 83.4(e), an attorney may apply for pro hac vice admission to appear and participate in a specific case in the District of Idaho.  The attorney seeking pro hac vice admission must be sponsored by an attorney admitted to practice before the Court.

The sponsoring attorney will enter a Motion for Pro Hac Vice Admission on behalf of the attorney seeking admission, using the Pro Hac Vice Admission Form located below.  There is a fee of $250 per application.  You must file one application per attorney applying for pro hac vice admission.

Upon approval of the motion, the pro hac attorney will be required to register for an ECF account with the District of Idaho.  However, if that attorney has registered as a pro hac attorney in a prior case, he or she will not need to register again.


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