Idaho

Effective Date: 1986
State:
Idaho
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Appeals:
(judgment to file notice of appeal)            
100% in 42 days  

(notice to lodge/transcript record)            
100% within 42 days  

(lodging to settle record)            
100% within 21 days  

(record filed to appellate brief)            
100% in 35 days  

(appellate brief filed to respondent brief)            
100% within 28 days  

(appeal is at issue)            
100% within 175 days  

(at issue to screening/assignment retention)            
100% within 21 days  

(assignment/retention to oral argument)            
100% in 90-180 days  

(oral argument to opinion)            
100% within 90 days  

(opinion to remittitur)            
100% within 42 days  

Total Time:
(filing to disposition)            
100% within 418-508 days
  Idaho Time Standards for Case Processing

Effective Date: 1984; amended 1997
State:
Idaho
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Magistrate (Except Probate):
(complaint to disposition)            
100% within 180 days  

District:
(complaint to disposition)            
100% within 540 days  

Small Claims:
(complaint to disposition)            
100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: 1984; amended 1997
State:
Idaho
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Felonies:

Magistrate:
(first appearance to bind over order)            
100% within 30 days  

District:
(first appearance to disposition)            
100% within 150 days  

Misdemeanors, DUI Cases, and Traffic:
(first appearance to disposition)            
100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: 1984; amended in 1997
State:
Idaho
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(complaint to disposition)            
100% within 180 days  

Child Support Enforcement:
(filing to trial)            
100% within 60 days  

(filing to disposition)            
100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: 1984; amended 1997
State:
Idaho
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Juvenile Corrections Act Cases:
(admit/deny hearing to disposition)            
100% within 90 days  

Infractions:
(first appearance to disposition)            
100% within 60 days
 

Monitoring Information:

Idaho documents court performance relevant to time standards by producing computer-generated reports with information compiled at both local and statewide levels.

Reports/summaries with time standards are received by the magistrates, all judges, the local court administrator, the state court administrator, the AOC staff, the chief justice, and are reviewed monthly and yearly. The Administrayive Conference reviews trends and recommends effective case management practices.

Case processing time standards reports are available to the public through open records requests.
Notes: These time standards are used as a guideline for judges, lawyers, and litigants to assist in the determination of the average length of time it should take to conclude a case in the trial courts.

It was ordered in 1997 that these time standards be communicated to judges and lawyers in order to enlist their support in achieving the time goals established.

The appellate time standards are under review by an appellate court task force.