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Idaho Rules for Small Claims Actions Rule 8. Appearances, Attorneys, and Witnesses.


(a)   Appearances. Any party may appear in person or by an authorized non-attorney employee.


(b)   Attorneys. No attorney may appear with or for a party in any hearing. However, after entry of a judgment, an attorney may appear in a proceeding relating to the execution of the judgment, including any proceeding for the examination of the judgment debtor in aid of execution of the judgment. An attorney may also appear as a party to a proceeding, except when the attorney obtained the claim by assignment.


(c)   Witnesses. Witnesses may be sworn and testify at hearing. Any party may subpoena and serve witnesses to a hearing as provided by the Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure. However, the party issuing and serving the subpoena must pay all of the witness and service costs. These costs may not be considered as costs awarded to the prevailing party.



(Adopted March 1, 2016; effective July 1, 2016.)

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Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn

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



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