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September 23, 2014 - Ada County Magistrate Judge, Trial Court Administrator Honored for Service to Idaho
Boise, ID – Ada County Magistrate Judge Russell Comstock and Linda Wright, the Trial Court Administrator for the Fifth Judicial District were honored with Idaho’s top judiciary service awards Monday night. The awards were presented during the annual Idaho Judicial Conference.  


April 22, 2014 - Spring Admissions Ceremony
Chief United States District Judge B. Lynn Winmill has announced that the Joint State and Federal Courts Spring 2014 Attorney Admission Ceremony for the successful candidates of the Idaho Bar Exam will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at the Boise Centre in Boise, Idaho. The Honorable Ronald E. Bush, United States Magistrate Judge, District of Idaho, will be presiding and will deliver opening and closing remarks. 


March 20, 2014 - Annual Memorial Ceremony for 2014
Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick announced that the Idaho Supreme Court will hold its annual Memorial Ceremony on Thursdav. March 20.2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the courtroom of the Idatro Supreme Court Building, in Boise, Idaho... 


January 20, 2014 - Chief Judge Emeritus of U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Deliver First Annual Darrington Lecture on Law and Government
(Boise) – One of the most senior judges on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, J. Clifford Wallace, will deliver the first annual Denton Darrington Lecture on Law and Government on February 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Idaho State Capitol’s Lincoln Auditorium...

November 25, 2013 - Idaho Supreme Court Issues 2013 Annual Report
(Boise) – The Idaho Supreme Court has released the FY2013 annual report of the Idaho Judiciary. In the report Chief Justice Roger Burdick describes several major initiatives that “demonstrate the Judiciary’s continued commitment to the efficient and effective administration of justice for the benefit of Idaho citizens and… partnership with the Legislative and Executive Branches in identifying innovative solutions to some of Idaho’s most pressing challenges.” (full report)


October 20-26, 2013 - Idaho Pro Bono Week by Justice Jim Jones
Idaho’s legal community is observing Idaho Pro Bono Week, October 20−26. The Idaho Pro Bono Commission is urging Idaho lawyers to commit more legal help to those who cannot afford it, while recognizing the many lawyers who have provided cost-free services in the past....  Click here to read the Resolution designating Idaho Pro Bono Week 


September 24, 2013 - Court of Appeals Chief Judge, Minidoka Magistrate Judge Selected for Top Idaho Judicial Awards
(Boise) – Idaho Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sergio Gutierrez and Minidoka County Magistrate Judge Rick Bollar are the 2013 recipients of Idaho’s most prestigious awards for service to the state’s judicial branch.


May 2, 2013 - Local High School Will Serve As Courtroom for Idaho Court of Appeals Case
(Boise) – The Idaho Court of Appeals is taking one of its cases to a local high school giving students a front row seat at the hearing.This high school courtroom for a day celebrates Law Day in Idaho as an educational outreach program for students and the public at large. Friday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m., oral argument will be heard in the case of State of Idaho v. John Doe at Renaissance High School in Meridian. Doe is a defendant seeking to have his criminal record from when he was a juvenile expunged by the courts.


May 2, 2013 - 2013 Spring Admission Ceremony
(Boise) - Boise Center 850 W Front Street Boise, ID, 4:00 p.m. 


April 17, 2013 - Ada County Domestic Violence Court: Unique Role Model for Courts Nationwide
(Boise) – The Ada County Domestic Violence Court is drawing national attention after having been selected as one of three courts to serve as a resource and training center for specialized courts nationwide. The other two similar courts are located in Brooklyn, New York and Dallas, Texas. 


March 29, 2013 - Idaho Supreme Court and Ada County District Court Schedule Training and Testing for Court Interpreters
(Boise) – As part of a continuing effort to improve access to the courts, the Idaho Supreme Court and Ada County District Court have scheduled workshops to train and certify court interpreters. Trainings will take place in April, June and October in both Boise and Pocatello.


March 21, 2013 - Annual Memorial Ceremony
(Boise) - Chief Justice RogerS. Burdick announced that the Idaho Supreme Court will hold its annual Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, March 21 , 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the courtroom of the Idaho Supreme Court Building, in Boise, Idaho. 


January 30, 2013 - Patricia Tobias receives 2012 Warren E. Burger Award
(Williamsburg, VA) - Patricia Tobias, Administrative Director of the Courts for the State of Idaho, has been named recipient of the 2012 Warren E. Burger Award. One of the highest awards presented by the National Center for State Courts, the Burger Award is named for the former Chief Justice of the United States who helped found the NCSC in 1971. NCSC presents the Burger Award annually to an individual who has made significant contributions in the field of court administration and who has contributed to NCSC’s mission. > See Ceremony


January 24, 2013 - Chief Justice Burdick Delivers State of the Judiciary Address
(Boise) -  The Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court Roger S. Burdick will deliver the annual “State of the Judiciary Address” to the Idaho House of Representatives and the Idaho Senate on Thursday, January 24, 2013. The Chief Justice is scheduled to speak to the Senate at 11:00 am and to the House at 11:30 am.


Patricia Tobias, Administrative Director
Supreme Court of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0101
Ph: (208) 334-2246

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