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'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.

May 24, 2018
Naturalization hearing in Pocatello sees 19 people become U.S. Citizens
Brown Bag CLE - Boise - July 17 at noon
May 21, 2018
Brown Bag CLE on Immigration in the Trump Administration to be held at the Idaho Supreme Court.
The District of Idaho courthouses closed - May 28
May 21, 2018
The District of Idaho courthouses will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.
Bankruptcy ECF downtime- Saturday, May 26
May 11, 2018
The Bankruptcy ECF system will be down on Saturday, May 26 from 8:00 am - noon  MDT for system maintenance. 
Brown Bag CLE - Boise - June 5 at noon
Apr 27, 2018
Demystifying Trade Secret Law.
Hon. Jim D. Pappas featured in The Federal Lawyer
Apr 09, 2018
Please see the attached article on Bankruptcy Judge Jim D. Pappas which was featured in the March 2018 issue of The Federal Lawyer
New Attorney Admissions Process effective April 1
Apr 02, 2018
New Bankruptcy Judge Appointed
Feb 21, 2018
The Court of Appeals Appoints New Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Idaho