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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 81(g). Nature of Trial.    

The trial of a small claims action shall be informal, and the court may in its discretion adjourn the trial from time to time in the interest of justice and to allow the parties to present further relevant evidence.  The court may in its discretion allow the parties to appear in any hearing by telephone and present witnesses' testimony by telephone.  The court hearing a small claims action shall be required to make a verbatim record or recording of any proceeding or hearing upon the small claim in the small claims department of the magistrates division of the district court. 


(Adopted April 11, 1979, effective May 1, 1979; amended March 22, 2002, effective July 1, 2002; amended April 27, 2011, effective July 1, 2011.)

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

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Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J. Huskey



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