Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 53(a)(1). Masters - Appointment and Compensation.
The court in which any action is pending may appoint a special master therein. Except where these rules are inconsistent with the law, the word "master" includes a referee, a commissioner, an auditor, and an examiner. The compensation to be allowed to a master shall be fixed by the court, and shall be charged upon such of the parties or paid out of any fund or subject matter of the action which is in the custody and control of the court as the court may direct. The master shall not retain the report as security for compensation; but when the party ordered to pay the compensation allowed by the court does not pay it after notice and within the time prescribed by the court, the master is entitled to a writ of execution against the delinquent party.
(Amended March 9, 1999, effective July 1, 1999.)