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Idaho Court Administrative Rules (I.C.A.R.)

Rules Governing the Administration and Supervision of the Unified and Integrated Idaho Judicial System. 

Purpose and Designation of Rules-

These rules are for the purpose of administering and supervising the unified and integrated Idaho judicial system by the Supreme Court pursuant to Article V, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho. These rules shall supplement all other rules of procedure adopted by the Supreme Court and may be abbreviated as the "Idaho Court Administrative Rules," (I.C.A.R.). 

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Part I. Service by Magistrates

1. Practice of law prohibited.

2. Removal of magistrates without cause.

3. Discipline and removal of magistrates.

4. Pro tempore trial judges by agreement.

5. - 10. [Reserved.]



Part II. Disposition of Fines, Costs, Forfeitures and Fees

11. Disposition of bail bond forfeitures in misdemeanor charges.

12. Repealed 7/1/2004.

13. - 20. [Reserved.]



Part III. Reporting of Court Proceedings

21. Certification of district court reporters.

22. Special examination by certified shorthand reporters board.

23. Notes, files and records - Property of the district court.

24. Temporary court reporters.

25. Reporting of proceedings in the magistrates division.

26. Expenses of Court Reporters.

27. Attendance of court reporters in district court.

28. Supervision of court reporters - performance of duties. 

29. Filing of transcripts and extensions of time.

30. [Reserved.]



Part IV. Court Records Required; Preservation, Destruction, or Disposition of
Court Records

31. Records kept by the clerk of the district court.

32. Records of the judicial department - Examination, inspection and copying - Exemption from and limitations on disclosure.

33. - 36. [Reserved.]

37. Preservation, destruction, or disposition of trial court records and property - Civil actions.

38. Preservation, destruction and disposition of trial court records and property - Criminal actions and infractions.

39. Destruction of recordings.

40. Appellate court records.



Part V. Other Court Standards and Procedures

41. Court facilities.

42. Administrative Judge - Selection, Term and Duties.

43. Trial court administrators.

43a. Administrative Conference

44. Nonjudicial Days.

45. Cameras in the courtroom.

46. Cameras in the courtroom - guidelines. (see 46a and 46b below)

46a. Cameras in the Supreme Court courtroom.

46b. Cameras in the courtroom during terms of the court outside of Boise. 

47. Criminal History Checks.

48. Emergency Closure of Court Operations - Record of Closure - Disaster Emergency Plan.

49. Electronic devices in court facilities. 

50. Policy Relating to Services Provided to People with Disabilities.

51. Effective date.

52. Court Interpreters Policy Declaration. 

53. Court Assistance Services.

54. Guardianships and Conservatorships.

54.1. Ex Parte Communication.


54.2 Guardianship Reports.

54.3 Conservator Reports. 

55. Drug Courts and Mental Health Courts.

56. Cost Recovery Fee Schedule for Family Court Services.

57. Time standards for case processing.

58. Assignment of resident chambers. (Suspended)

59. Vexatious Litigation.

59. - 60. [Reserved.]



Part VI. Jury Service and Jury Trial Procedures

61. Credit for jury service.

62. Excuse from jury service.

63. Summons of jurors - Enforcement.

64. Orientation of jurors.

65. Trial interruptions - Jury deliberations schedule.



Part VII. Preservation of Evidence

71. Exhibits.

72.  Discipline, removal, or involuntary retirement of a justice or judge. 

As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.


Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Jim Jones
Justice Daniel T. Eismann
Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge John M. Melanson
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J. Huskey



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