United States District Court
Welcome

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.


Updated Means Testing Data Effective May 1, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after May 1, 2017 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
2017 Community Outreach Grant Funds Available
Apr 12, 2017
Up to $40,000 are available for the Community Outreach Grant Program this year.  Deadline is May 15.
FBA Brown Bag Lunch- Coeur d'Alene- June 21
Mar 27, 2017
Chief Judge Bush will discuss items of interest to the federal practitioner.  Lunch will be provided. 
Message from Judge Pappas to the Bankruptcy Bar
Mar 22, 2017
Judge Jim Pappas has released a message to the Idaho bankruptcy bar regarding his intention to retire. 
Microsoft Word Documents Emailed to the Court
Mar 16, 2017
Please read the Court's advisory message regarding Microsoft Word documents containing embedded macros.
Updated Means Testing Data Effective April 1, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
Updated Census Bureau Data applicable to cases filed on or after April 1, 2017 is now available on the US Trustee's website.
New Ninth Circuit Executive
Mar 09, 2017
Ninth Circuit Press Release announces Libby Smith as the new Ninth Circuit Executive
Jury Duty Phone Scam
Mar 07, 2017
Telephone scammers are impersonating the U.S. Marshal's office using an Emmett, ID phone number.