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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 702. Scheduling and Planning Order.

A. Content of order.  Except in cases exempted by order of the court as inappropriate, the judge or magistrate shall, after consulting with the attorneys for the parties and any unrepresented parties, by a scheduling conference, telephone, mail or other suitable means, enter a scheduling order that limits the time to do the following:

1. To join other parties and amend the pleadings. 


2. To file and hear motions.  


3. To complete discovery.


B. Additional provisions of order.  The scheduling order may also include the following:

1. The appointment of a special master under Rule 718 to assist the parties in the management of any discovery provided for in these rules.  


2. The date or dates for conference to review settlement or ADR options.


3. The date(s) for other conferences, including a final pretrial conference and trial. 


4. Any other matters appropriate in the circumstances of the case.


C. Issuance of order.  The order shall be issued as soon as practical and, unless it is totally impractical, no more than 180 days after the filing of the petition.  A schedule shall not be modified except by leave of the judge or magistrate upon a showing of good cause.


(Adopted April 2, 2014, effective for early adopters July 1, 2014, effective statewide July 1, 2015.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Amanda K. Brailsford



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