NOTICE OF RECRUITMENT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT MAGISTRATE JUDGE – KOOTENAI COUNTY
The Magistrates Commission of the First Judicial District is seeking applicants for the position of Magistrate Judge
for Kootenai County to replace Magistrate Judge Barry Watson who will retire in December 2014. This position will be chambered in the
Kootenai County Courthouse in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The position is available January 1, 2015. Please click here for the Notice of Magistrate Recruitment
and here for the Magistrate Application.
Welcome to the District Court Web Page!
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 Ave in Coeur d'Alene. See below
for courthouse locations.
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
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.