United States District Court

Chief Judge David C. Nye welcomes you to the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho.  In 1891 James H. Beatty was appointed by President Harrison to become the first Federal Judge for the District of Idaho.  We have a long and proud history rooted in our commitment to provide an impartial and accessible forum for the just, timely and economical resolution of legal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the Courts.

The District of Idaho has had 11 Article III Judges appointed by the President of the United States, with two of them currently presiding.  In addition to our two Article III Judges, we have two Magistrate Judges assisting with our busy workload.

Our judges hold court in BoiseCoeur d'Alene, and Pocatello.

District Court Calendar

The calendar updates as new information becomes available and is subject to change without notice. To schedule a hearing, contact the courtroom deputy.

New GO 389 re Due Process Protections Act
Jan 26, 2021
Adoption of model order to be entered in criminal matters at the time of initial appearance
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
New General Order 386
Jan 04, 2021
Adoption of Revised District Court Local Rules for Civil Practice 5.3 and 37.1.
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.