All Jury Trials Suspended Until Further Notice
Due to the continuing community spread of the coronavirus, the increased pressure on Idaho's healthcare professionals and systems, and in order to foster public safety for both the general public as well as those who would otherwise be required to participate in a jury trial or grand jury impanelment proceeding, pursuant to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 48 this Court now orders that no jury trial, whether criminal or civil, nor grand jury impanelment proceeding shall commence in Idaho state courts until further order of this Court. Continuing service by seated grand juries will be left to the discretion of the presiding district judge who impaneled the grand jury, based on the standards and protocols set forth in this Court's September 16,2020 order.Read Idaho Supreme Court Order here.
Kootenai County is one of five counties that make up Idaho's First Judicial District. The other four are Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, and Shoshone Counties.
The two main court buildings for Kootenai County are located in the Courthouse Complex at the corner of Government Way and Garden Avenue in Coeur d'Alene.
Deputy court clerks, downstairs in the Justice Building, process all citations, community service enrollment, applications for a public defender, protection orders and filings for all criminal and civil cases.
There are seventeen judges in Idaho's First Judicial District. For more information about jurisdiction and election of the judges, as well as contact information, see the Clerk/Judge Directory.
State of Idaho
The state of Idaho is divided into seven judicial districts, each with an Administrative District Judge who is chosen by the other district judges in the district and a Trial Court Administrator (TCA) who is selected jointly by the Administrative District Judge and the Administrative Director of the State Courts.