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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, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse.  In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Please refer to General Order No. 419 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.

Current Level: Yellow
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
United States District & Bankruptcy Courts
Lawyer Representatives
Purpose of Lawyer Representatives

Purpose of Lawyer Representatives

The lawyer representative position assists the Federal Court to improve the administration of justice and works on the themes of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  The representatives must be willing to attend committee meetings and the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  Generally, the lawyer representative serves as a liaison between the federal bar and the U.S. Courts.

Typical duties of the lawyer representative position include: serving as the representative of the bar to advance opinions and suggestions for improvement, making recommendations on the use of the Court’s non-appropriated fund, assisting the Court in the implementation of new programs or procedures, serving on court committees, and developing the curriculum, or serving as faculty, for training programs such as the annual District Bench/Bar Conference.   The representatives may survey federal bar members about issues or concerns and recommend rule or policy changes.

Alexandra O. Caval

Alexandra Caval is the principal attorney at Caval Law Office, PC.  Ms. Caval is a native of Twin Falls, Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in both political science and economics and a Juris Doctorate in 2008. Following graduation, Ms. Caval joined the firm of Hepworth & Associates practicing criminal and civil litigation. Thereafter she became the staff attorney for the standing chapter 13 trustee for the District of Idaho where she represented the trustee in various bankruptcy matters throughout the southern part of the state. Ms. Caval opened her own firm in 2014 and she focuses her practice on bankruptcy law primarily representing individual and business debtors file for relief under various chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. Ms. Caval is also a member, and past chairperson of, the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar.

Appointed November, 2019
Term of Service: 2020-2022

Contact Information:

Alexandra O. Caval (5th & 7th Districts)
Caval Law Office

248 Idaho Street S. | Twin Falls, ID 83301
t. 208.733.2035 | f. 208.733.3919

Katie Ball

Katie Ball is the Associate Dean of Students and Clinical Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law.  Ms. Ball received her J.D. from the University of Idaho in 2002; Dean's List every semester.  She was an extern law clerk for the Honorable B. Lynn Winmill in the Spring of 2002.  Following graduation, Ms. Ball served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Thereafter, she was a pro se/capital case staff attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Idaho until 2004.  Ms. Ball then served as a career staff attorney for the Honorable Ronald E. Bush for ten years.  She has worked at the University of Idaho College of Law since 2008.


Appointed September, 2020
Term of Service: 2021-2023

Contact Information:

Katie Ball (4th District)
University of Idaho College of Law

P.O. Box 83720-0051| Boise, ID 83720-0051
t. 208.870.8072 | f. 208.334.2176

Sonyalee R. Nutsch

Sonyalee Nutsch has been a partner at Clements, Brown and McNichols, P.A. since 2006, where her practice focuses on the defense of business entities and their employees or insureds in a variety of cases.  Prior to joining Clements, Brown and McNichols, P.A. in 2003, Ms. Nutsch was with the Nez Perce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where she started as an intern in 1999.

Ms. Nutsch was raised in southern Idaho, graduating from Jerome High School in 1993.  She moved to Lewiston to attend Lewis-Clark State College where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies in 1997.  She then attended the University of Idaho, College of Law and graduated cum laude in 2000.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Patrick, for 29 years, and together they enjoy traveling all over the world.


Appointed September, 2021
Term of Service:  2022-2024

Contact Information:

Sonyalee R. Nutsch (1st & 2nd Districts)
Clements, Brown and McNichols, P.A.

321 13th St., P.O. Box 1510 | Lewiston, ID 83501
t. 208.743.6538 | f. 208.746.0753

Robert A. Faucher

Bob Faucher has practiced bankruptcy and commercial law and litigation with Holland & Hart in Boise since 1992.  In addition to his role as one of the three current Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives for Idaho, Bob is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy section of the Idaho State Bar, the board of the St. Alphonsus Hospital Foundation, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  He was recently named a Mountain States Super Lawyers® Top 100 Lawyer (Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada) and is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Leading Lawyer for Business in Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Chambers also recently named Holland & Hart’s Boise bankruptcy/restructuring practice Tier 1 in Idaho. 

An Idaho native, Bob obtained his law degree from Harvard University, cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Yale University, summa cum laude. He is the proud father of Madeleine, Sam, Ian and Paul.

Appointed November, 2017
Term of Service: 2018-2020

Emeritus:  2021, 2022

Contact Information:

Robert A. Faucher (4th District)
Holland & Hart LLP

800 W. Main., Ste. 1750 | Boise, ID 83702
t. 208.342.5000 | f. 208.343.8869

DeAnne Casperson

DeAnne Casperson is a partner at Casperson Ulrich Dustin PLLC. A native of Preston, Idaho, Ms. Casperson graduated from Utah State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Chemistry. Ms. Casperson worked at the Idaho National Laboratory for several years before returning to school, obtaining a law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1999 with distinction. Following her graduation, Ms. Casperson served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dean Whipple of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Ms. Casperson joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City, representing employers and corporate clients in litigation matters. Since returning to Idaho, Ms. Casperson has continued her practice in employment and general litigation matters. Ms. Casperson has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and won numerous arbitrated labor disputes. 

Appointed: November 2018
Term of Service: 2019-2021

Emeritus: 2022, 2023

Contact Information:

DeAnne Casperson (7th District)
Casperson Ulrich Dustin PLLC

356 W. Sunnyside Rd., Suite B
| Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
T. (208) 524-0566
| F. (208) 745-2523

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