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Idaho Appellate Rule 11.1.  Appealable Judgments and Orders from the Magistrate Court.  The following appeals from the magistrate court are expedited pursuant to Rule 12.2.

(a) As a Matter of Right.  An appeal from the following final judgments, as defined in Rule 54(a), must be taken from the magistrate court to the Supreme Court:

     (1) a final judgment that grants or denies a petition for termination of parental rights, or

     (2) a final judgment that grants or denies a petition for adoption.

(b) By Permission.  When permission has been granted pursuant to Rule 12.1, an appeal from the following may be taken to the Supreme Court:

     (1) a final judgment, as defined in Rule 802 of the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure, or an order made after final judgment, involving the custody of a minor, or

     (2) a final judgment or order after judgment in a Child Protective Act proceeding, or

     (3) those orders or decrees of the court in a Child Protective Act proceeding specified in section 16-1625, Idaho Code. 


(Effective July 1, 2009, amended March 29, 2010, effective July 1, 2010; amended September 1, 2015, effective January 1, 2016; repealed and a new rule adopted on May 5, 2017, effective July 1, 2017; amended April 28, 2022, effective April 28, 2022; amended August 31, 2023, effective nunc pro tunc March 2, 2023.)


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey



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