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.

GO 410 re Criminal Justice Act Plan
Jan 24, 2022
Updating the Criminal Justice Act Plan for the District of Idaho.
New Court Teleconference System
Jan 18, 2022
Effective January 1, 2022, all federal court teleconference numbers transitioned to a new teleconference system. Please ensure you are dialing the most up to da
Idaho Issue of Western Legal History Published
Jan 10, 2022
The Idaho issue of the Western Legal History of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society is now available online.
Effectiveness of masks
Jan 07, 2022
A chart from a recent Wall Street Journal article regarding the effectiveness of masks. 
GO 407 re Rev. Local Civil and Patent Rules
Jan 03, 2022
Adoption of Local Rules for Civil Practice 6.1 and 7.1 and Local Patent Rules.
GO 408 re Revised BK Local Rules and Plans
Jan 03, 2022
Adoption of revised Bankruptcy Local Rules and Chapter 13 Plan and New Chapter 11 Subchapter V Model Plan
GO 409 Extending CARES Act Provisions
Jan 03, 2022
Renewing GO 363 and extending CARES Act provisions in criminal proceedings by 90 days.
2022 Civics Contest Announced
Dec 17, 2021
Debora Kristensen Grasham Selected for Appointment
Dec 16, 2021
Debora Kristensen Grasham has been selected for appointment as the next U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho.
GO 406 re CJA Peer Review Committee
Dec 16, 2021
General Order appointing the members of the CJA Peer Review Committee.
GO 405 re CVB Forfeiture Schedule
Dec 15, 2021
General Order and instructions for issuance and processing violation notices as to petty offenses/CVB bond forfeiture schedule.
Updated Appellate and Bankruptcy Rules and Forms
Dec 02, 2021
Please click here for the amended appellate and bankruptcy rules and new forms that became effective 12/1/2021.

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.