United States District & Bankruptcy Courts

The District of Idaho Clerk of Court, Stephen W. Kenyon, 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 six 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, 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.

New General Order 388
Jan 22, 2021
Continued Court operations in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
New U.S. Magistrate Judge Selected
Jan 15, 2021
Raymond E. Patricco, Jr. has been selected for appointment as the new U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho.
Virtual Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Seminar
Jan 13, 2021
Registration is open for the virtual 2021 Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Seminar on February 5, 2021. (7.0 CLE credits)
NJCHS Presentation Featuring Judge Dale
Jan 12, 2021
"Courts During COVID: Challenges and Successes" presented on 2/9/21.  CLE credit available for CA and WA.  Click to register.
New General Order 387
Jan 11, 2021
Appoints Advisory Committee on District Court Local Rules
Bankruptcy Notice of Zoom Video Hearing and Order
Jan 05, 2021
Standard Notice and Order entered for all Zoom hearings in Bankruptcy Court
New General Order 386
Jan 04, 2021
Adoption of Revised District Court Local Rules for Civil Practice 5.3 and 37.1.
New General Order 385
Dec 31, 2020
Adoption of Revised Bankruptcy Court Local Rules and Chapter 13 Confirmation Order
Important NextGen Announcement for Attorneys
Dec 28, 2020
Important dates and action items for attorneys regarding the District of Idaho's upgrade to NextGen CM/ECF in March 2021.
New General Order 383 Renewing General Order 363
Dec 22, 2020
New General Order re Court Operations in 2021
Dec 22, 2020
Outlines continued court operations in 2021 in response to Stay Healthy Order re COVID-19.
New General Order 380
Dec 14, 2020
Appoints Advisory Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules
New General Order 382
Dec 14, 2020
Extends the time to file indictments because of the suspension of grand jury proceedings in the District of Idaho.
New General Order 379
Dec 10, 2020
Appointment of CJA Peer Review Committee
2021 Civics Contest Announced for HS Students 2,666 KB
Dec 07, 2020
The Ninth Circuit has announced the theme for the 2021 Civics Contest -- What Does Our American Community Ask of Us?
General Order 378 (Criminal Justice Act Panel)
Dec 07, 2020
Effective from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.
Federal Rules Amendments Effective 12/1/2020
Dec 01, 2020
New General Order 377
Nov 30, 2020
Revised Criminal Procedural Order that supersedes and replaces General Order 352.

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.