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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 10(a)(1) Form of Pleadings--Caption--Name of Parties.  

Every pleading, motion, notice, or judgment or order of the court shall be typed with black ribbon or produced by a computer or word processor type printer of letter quality on white paper and contain a caption setting forth the names of the parties, the title of the district court, together with the assigned number of the action, the designation of the document or pleading and the names, addresses and phone numbers of the attorneys appearing of record for the party filing the document or pleading and the typewritten name of the person signing the pleading.  All pleadings, motions, notices, judgments, or other documents filed with the court shall be typed on 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper.  The body of all such documents may be typed with double line spacing or one-and-one-half (1 1/2) line spacing with pica standard typing of not more than 10 letters to the inch.  Every pleading shall have the name or designation thereof typed at the bottom of each page, and all attached exhibits must be legible and subject to reproduction by copying processes or be accompanied by a typewritten duplicate, and all handwritten exhibits shall be accompanied by a typewritten duplicate.  In the complaint the title of the action shall include the names of all of the parties, but in subsequent pleadings it is sufficient to state the name of the first party on each side with an appropriate indication of the other parties.  The title of the court shall commence four (4) inches from the top of the first page.  The name, address and telephone number of the attorney, or person appearing in propria persona, shall be typewritten or printed above the title of the court in the space to the left of the center of the page and beginning at least two (2) inches below the top edge thereof.  The currently valid Idaho State Bar Number of the attorney shall be typewritten or printed immediately below the attorney's telephone number.  Pleadings or motions requiring filing fees shall also contain designations of the category of the action, the nature of the document and filing fee category and filing fee prescribed by Appendix "A" to these rules.   Prisoners incarcerated or detained in a state prison or county jail may file documents under this rule that are legibly hand-printed in black ink, in whole or in part, that otherwise conform to the requirement of this rule.  This rule does not apply to printed forms approved by the Supreme Court or the Administrative District Judge or distributed through the Court Assistance Office in thecounty where the lawsuit is pending.  Such forms may be completed by legibly hand-printing in black ink or by typing.


(Amended July 2, 1976, effective October 1, 1976; amended March 24, 1982, effective July 1, 1982; amended March 23, 1983, effective July 1, 1983; amended March 20, 1985, effective July 1, 1985; amended March 28, 1986, effective July 1, 1986; amended March 9, 1999, effective July 1, 1999; amended March 1, 2000, effective July 1, 2000; amended April 22, 2004, effective July 1, 2004.)


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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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