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Idaho Criminal Rule 18. Felony Pretrial Conference.

(a) At any time prior to trial, the court, upon motion of any party or upon its own motion, may order one or more pretrial conferences to consider such matters as would promote a fair and expeditious trial. At the conclusion of the pretrial conference the court shall make a written record of the matters decided.


(b) The court may hold an informal settlement conference off the record.  No admissions made by the defendant or the defendant's attorney at the settlement conference shall be used against the defendant unless the admissions are reduced to writing and signed by the defendant and the defendant's attorney or signed by the defendant if the defendant is self-represented. 


(Adopted December 27, 1979, effective July 1, 1980; amended March 9, 2015, effective July 1, 2015.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Daniel T. Eismann
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

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



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