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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 1(a). Scope of Rules.

These rules govern the procedure and apply uniformly in the district courts and the magistrate's divisions of the district courts in the state of Idaho in all actions, proceedings and appeals of a civil nature whether cognizable as cases at law or in equity, including probate proceedings and proceedings in which a judge pro tempore is appointed pursuant to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 4; except that certain proceedings in the magistrate's division involving family law and the Domestic Violence Crime Prevention Act are governed by the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure as set forth in IRFLP 101 and proceedings in the small claims department are governed by these rules only as provided by Rule 81. All references in these rules to the court or district court shall include the magistrate's division, and all references to judges or clerks shall include magistrates and their clerks and a judge pro tempore appointed pursuant to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 4, except as referred to in Rules 81, 82 and 83. These rules shall be liberally construed to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding. 


(Amended March 17, 2006, effective July 1, 2006; amended March 9, 2015, effective July 1, 2015.)

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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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