United States District Court

Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill 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 three Magistrate Judges assisting with our busy workload.

Our judges hold court in BoiseCoeur d'AleneMoscow 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.

FBA Brown Bag CLE - Boise - Sept 26
Aug 17, 2017
Blair Perilman, Ninth Circuit Case Managing attorney, will be presenting "Managing your Criminal Case"
Moscow Court Hearings to be Discontinued 9/1
Aug 04, 2017
Please see the Courts' Notice regarding Moscow Court hearings.  This does not impact §341(a) Meetings.
Press Release re Judge David C. Nye
Aug 01, 2017
Notice re 2018 Lawyer Representative
Jul 18, 2017
Attn 4th District attorneys: If you are interested in becoming a District of Idaho lawyer representative, deadline is Sept 15.
2017 All-Star Conference & Confabulation
Jul 10, 2017
Thursday, September 14: Capital Habeas Day; Friday: Trial Day
Jury Scam in Idaho
Jun 28, 2017
Tri-State FBA Conference Oct. 5-7 - Jackson, WY
May 16, 2017
The 13th Annual Tri-State Conference program information is available.  Hotel and conference registration is now open.