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Idaho Court Decisions

A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.


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Idaho Constitution and Legislation

See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  1. Constitution (Idaho Const.)
  2. Additional Resources
    Constitution … [Idaho Secretary of State] — Includes a list of amendments (but no access to texts of amendments).

  3. Bills — Current SessionPast Sessions

  4. Session Laws, Idaho (Idaho Sess. Laws)
    The legislature does not provide a session-laws archive on the internet.

  5. Idaho Code (Idaho Code)
    The codified laws are also known as the Idaho Statutes. See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.
  6. Additional Resources
    Consumer Protection Statutes and Rules … [Idaho Attorney General] — Links to specific consumer-protection laws (in the Idaho Code) and rules.

    ¶ Election Law … [Idaho Secretary of State] — These documents are in PDF files.
     


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Idaho Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Court Rules ♦ Rules of Procedure
  2. Rules of Practice ♦ Judicial Rules
  3. Rules of Professional Conduct (Idaho R. Prof. Conduct)
  4. Code of Judicial Conduct
  5. Additional Resources
    Recent amendments of various rules … [Idaho Dep't of Admin.]


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Idaho Administrative Law Sources

See also (1) the Office of Administrative Rules web site and (2) a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State
  1. Regulations
    1. Idaho Administrative Code (Idaho Admin. Code)
    2. Idaho Administrative Bulletin (Idaho Admin. Bull.)

  2. Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
  3. Attorney General Opinions, Guidelines, and Certificates of Review


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Idaho Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
  • American Legal Publishing Corp.
  • Code Publishing Co.
  • Municipal Code Corp.
  • Sterling Codifiers
    1. Charters
      Note that a charter could be included in a collection of ordinances (see below) instead of being separately accessible.
    2. County Ordinances
        
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the county. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.
    3. Municipal Ordinances
          
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the municipality. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.


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    Idaho Law-Related Periodicals

    Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Idaho law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.


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    Other Idaho Commentary

    1. Attorney General’s Manuals
      These are brochures (in PDF files) in which relevant statutes are reproduced or cited and questions on the brochure’s topic are answered.
    2. Notary Public Handbook … [Idaho Secretary of State]

    3. Tribal Court Benchbook … [Idaho Supreme Court] — “One purpose of this Benchbook is to provide judges, lawyers, and litigants with a short description of tribal judicial organization and tribal judicial relationships with other jurisdictions, including citations to additional authorities on these and related topics. [¶] The second goal is informational. The Benchbook provides names, addresses, and information relating to each of the sovereign tribes existing in the State of Idaho.”


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    Idaho Law-Related Topical Web Sites



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    Idaho Court Information

    See “An Introduction to the Idaho State Court System” (or “Una Introduccion Al Sistema Judicial de Idaho”). See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
    1. Web Sites


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    Idaho Forms

    1. Litigation Forms
    2. Idaho Civil and Criminal Court Forms
    3. Jury Instructions: CivilCriminalDeath Penalty
    4. U.S. District Court Forms
    5. Tax Commission:
    6. Tax Forms
    7. Unclaimed Property Forms
    8. Business Entity Forms …[Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official state forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.


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    Other Idaho Resources

    1. Government-Related Web Sites

      See also the Piper Resources list of sites.
    2. Additional Resources
      ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information … [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
      ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Agency Contact and Staff Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / North Carolina Industrial Commission]

    3. Bar Associations ♦ Law-Related Organizations

      See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
    4. Law Schools ♦ Admission to Practice ♦ Continuing Legal Education
    5. Consulate General of Canada in Seattle … Canadian consular services for Idaho residents.


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    Legal Research and Assistance

    1. Law Libraries

      See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
    2. Attorney General’s Consumer Tips and Information

    3. Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Idaho Residents … [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Idaho law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Idaho.

    4. Low-Cost Legal Aid … See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
      1. Idaho Legal Aid Services … “Our purpose is to provide legal representation and community education to low income Idahoans. [¶] We represent thousands of Idahoans every year with many problem areas including domestic violence, housing, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps. Our Indian Law Unit provides specialized services to Idaho’s Native Americans and tribes. The Migrant Farmworker Law Unit provides legal services to Idaho’s migrant population. Our organization strives to advocate for low income Idahoans.”
      2. Idaho Legal Help for the Poor … [Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
      3. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help … [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.

     

     


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