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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 and pro se email filing links, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

The District of Idaho is currently operating under a "Moderate Risk" level. Public access to the courthouses will be strictly limited to those individuals with specific business, e.g., those attending a hearing or visiting their probation officer. All individuals (unvaccinated and fully vaccinated), including staff, are required to wear a mask when in the public areas of the courthouses. Mask requirements for all in-court proceedings will be subject to the presiding judge’s discretion.
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 during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  1. Pass the Idaho State Bar.
  2. Be admitted to practice by the Idaho Supreme Court.
  3. Fill out Petition for Admission.
  4. Pay fees for Admission ($250) using (part of Petition for Admission process in #3).
  5. Fill out Affidavit of Applicant.
  6. Email Affidavit to Admissions Clerk at
  7. Set up ECF account when prompted to do so via email.
  8. Certificate of Admission will be sent via US Mail within 2 weeks of admission.
Updated on Oct 13, 2021
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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