United States District & Bankruptcy Courts
General Orders

General Orders regulating current court operations are listed below, by category. The current Plan and General Order are shown, with a link to the General Order which was superseded, rescinded, or otherwise of only historical interest.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Plan
Mediation Program Procedures (DC#130) Nov 13, 1997


Appropriations

General Orders
Staying Civil Cases w USAttorney's Office (DC#339) Dec 31, 2018


Attorney Admission Fee

Plan
Revised Plan for NAF (Atty Admission Fees) (#368) May 22, 2020
General Orders
Distribution of Atty Admission and Pro Hac Fees (#329) May 17, 2018
Receipt, Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds (#312) Nov 30, 2016


Case Assignment

Plan
Speedy Trial (DC#2) Oct 03, 1975
General Orders
Designation of Magistrate Judge in Eastern Washing (DC#375) Oct 07, 2020
Assignment of BK Cases and Adversary Proceedings (BK#372) Aug 31, 2020
Cont. Court Operations in Response to COVID (#367) May 11, 2020
General Consent to Mag Judges re Social Security (DC#359) Mar 03, 2020
General Order Referring Bankruptcy Cases (#349) Jun 05, 2019
Assignment of Civil Cases (DC#324) Jan 16, 2018
Retroactive Application of Johnson v. United State (DC#306) Jan 05, 2016
Assignment of Cases Re: CVAH Inc. (DC#299) Aug 20, 2015
Assignment of Cases Re:Hoku Corporation (DC#298) Aug 13, 2015
Consolidation of Joint Petitions (BK#15) Jan 03, 1980


Central Violations Bureau

General Orders
Processing Violation Notices (DC#296) Jun 18, 2015
Processing Violation Notices - Petty Offenses (DC#16) Jan 09, 1980


Court Reporter

Plan
Management Plan for Court Reporters (#89) Feb 11, 1993
General Orders
Use of State Certified Interpreters (#195) May 04, 2005
Professional Responsibility for Court Reporters (#147) Sep 09, 1998


Criminal Justice Act

Plan
Criminal Justice Act Plan (DC#335) Dec 21, 2018
Addendum to CJA Plan (DC#194) Apr 22, 2005
General Orders
CJA Panel Attorneys Interim Compensation (DC#361) Mar 18, 2020
General Order Re: First Step Act (DC#350) Aug 05, 2019
CJA Peer Review Committee (DC#348) May 22, 2019
Criminal Justice Act Panel (DC#340) Jan 02, 2019
Obtaining CJA Services Without Prior Authorization (DC#332) Sep 27, 2018
eVoucher Process & Procedures (DC#256) Aug 04, 2011
Interpreters, Translation, and Case Budgeting (DC#253) Feb 09, 2011
Rates in Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Cases (DC#223) Mar 12, 2008
Compliance with § 994 (w)(1) of Title 28 U.S. Code (DC#182) Sep 05, 2003


Criminal Procedures

General Orders
Renewal of General Order 363 re CARES Act (DC#373) Sep 25, 2020
Renewal of General Order 363 (DC#370) Jun 25, 2020
Contemporaneous Hearings for Immigration Pleas and (DC#353) Dec 05, 2019


Electronic Filing

General Orders
Filings Pursuant to Bailk Reform Act (DC#364) Apr 02, 2020
Procedural Rules for Prisoner E-Filing (DC#300) Sep 18, 2015
Limited Release of Info in Database (#255) Aug 01, 2011
Provisions Relating to ECF (#247) Dec 27, 2010
Atty Admission Pro Hac Vice - ECF Mandatory (DC#206) Apr 20, 2006
Amending Fax Filings - Dec 2005 (#201) Dec 23, 2005


Jury Plan

Plan
Jury Plan (DC#320) Aug 11, 2017
General Orders
Juror Attendance Fees (DC#330) Jul 10, 2018


Local Rules

General Orders
Update on Prior Bankruptcy General Orders (BK#369) Jun 17, 2020
Cares Act Related Amendment (BK#366) Apr 23, 2020
Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules re SBRA (BK#357) Jan 31, 2020
Adoption of Local Bankruptcy Procedures (BK#358) Jan 31, 2020
Advisory Committee on District Court Local Rules (DC#356) Jan 22, 2020
Advisory Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules (BK#355) Jan 09, 2020
Revised Criminal Procedural Order (DC#352) Nov 25, 2019
Adoption of District Court Local Rules 2018 (DC#336) Dec 21, 2018
Revised Chapter 13 Plan (BK#337) Dec 21, 2018
Adoption of Bankruptcy Local Rules & Chaptr 13 (BK#321) Nov 30, 2017
Chapter 13 Fixed Fee (BK#322) Nov 30, 2017


Personnel & Resource Issues

Plan
District of Idaho's EDR Policy (#344) Feb 08, 2019
Plan for the Selection of Lawyer Representatives (DC#302) Dec 01, 2015
General Orders
Merit Selection Panel (DC#374) Oct 01, 2020
Cont. Court Operations in Response to COVID-19 (#365) Apr 16, 2020
Appointment of Judge Meier as Chief BK Judge (BK#334) Dec 12, 2018
Appointment of Judge Nye as Chief District Judge (DC#333) Dec 11, 2018
Reappointment of Judge Ronald E Bush (DC#311) Jun 16, 2016
Reappointment of Candy Wagahoff Dale (DC#304) Dec 16, 2015
Appointment of New Chief Magistrate Judge (DC#301) Sep 30, 2015
Internet Access Policy (#219) Aug 16, 2007
Acceptance of Service for Court Personnel (#169) Nov 16, 2001
Compensation of Counsel - 21 U.S.C. § 848(q) (DC#68) Oct 11, 1990


Prisoner Litigation Unit

General Orders
Disclosure and Discovery - Pro Se Prisoners (DC#343) Feb 08, 2019
Procedural Rules for Prisoner Civil Case (DC#342) Feb 07, 2019


Pro Bono

Plan
Pro Bono Program (DC#351) Sep 26, 2019
General Orders
The Appointment of the Pro Bono Program Liaison (DC#310) Feb 04, 2016


Probation & Pretrial Services

General Orders
Retroactive Application of U.S.S.G. Amendment 782 (DC#285) Dec 10, 2014 2,900 KB
Drug Retroactivity Cases (DC#283) Sep 16, 2014
International Travel Authority (DC#90) Mar 24, 1993
Authorization to Unseal Financial Affidavits (DC#75) Oct 01, 1991


Security

General Orders
Wireless Portable Devices in the Courtroom (#345) Feb 08, 2019
Policy on Firearms, Weapons and Controlled Items (#295) May 14, 2015 2,004 KB
Procedures Following Arrests By Law Enforcement (DC#281) May 30, 2014
Establishment of Court Security Committee (#54) Jun 15, 1989