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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 116. Hearings by Telephone or Video Teleconference.


(a) Hearings Allowed.  The court may hold hearings by telephone conference or video teleconference on the following:


(1) any motion, except motions for summary judgment, unless the parties stipulate to allow a summary judgment motion to be heard by telephone or video teleconference;


(2) any evidentiary hearing, when no oral testimony is to be produced at the hearing, except that the court may allow testimony by video teleconference if the parties stipulate;


(3) any other pretrial matter; or


(4) a hearing on a petition for an ex parte civil protection order.


(b) Minutes; Recordings; Costs.


(1) Minutes of any hearing or matter heard by telephone or video conference must be prepared and filed in the action.


(2) The hearing or matter to be audio recorded electronically with the recording to be made, retained, and erased as the court may direct.


(3) The costs for the telephone or video teleconference may be allowed as discretionary costs to the party who paid for the costs if that party is the prevailing party in the action.


(Adopted March 29, 2021, effective July 1, 2021.)

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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
Judge Amanda K. Brailsford



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