Contact Information

Officer:
Frances Thompson
Phone:
(208) 883-7221
Fax:
(208) 883-2259
E-mail:
courtassistance
Location:
Latah County Courthouse - Room 111

Court Assistance Office (CAO)

Office Hours


Court Assistance Office forms and instructions are available HERE and on the web at www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov and www.adaweb.net. You can also obtain contact information for other Court Assistance Offices in the state on the website.

If telephone assistance is needed immediately, Ada County Court Assistance Office hours are 8:00am–5:00pm, MST. They can be reached at (208)287-6963 or (208)287-6944.

You may also email questions to: courtassistance. You will receive a response after the office reopens.

Latah County Court Assistance Office Information

State of Idaho Links:

Other Links:

  • Pro Se Forum (presented by the American Judicature Society)

Office Description

This office provides the public self-help access to legal information, information about social services, and assistance with standard court forms for routine civil cases in state court. This office does not provided services for post-conviction criminal matters or cases against Latah County.

This office deals with cases in State courts. To access information about Idaho's Federal Courts, including frequently asked questions about bankruptcy, please see www.id.uscourts.gov.

Types of cases the Court Assistance Office has standard forms for:

  • Divorce
  • Paternity/Child Custody
  • Parenting Plan Agreement/Modification
  • Child Support Modification
  • Minor Guardianship
  • Name Change
  • Domestic Violence
  • Landlord Eviction
  • Small Claims
  • Tenant Repairs

Services Provided at Court Assistance Offices:

  • Information on the risks of self-representation
  • Information on attorneys and types of services they can provide (i.e., pro bono and reduced rate representation, unbundled services)
  • Referral to mediators
  • Application for direct legal services for low-income individuals (i.e., Idaho Legal Aid Services, Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program)
  • Toll-free Legal Resource Line for brief legal consultations (operated by the Idaho Law Foundation), domestic violence hotline (through Idaho Legal Aid Services) and legal research line (from the Idaho State Law Library)
  • Information on services provided by government and private agencies
  • Court forms and instructions for many types of civil cases, with an emphasis on family law
  • Review of completed court forms
  • Written instructions on how to proceed with many types of civil cases, including which forms to use and how to fill them out
  • Use of computers to prepare court documents, and research and access other Internet resources
  • Informational brochures and pamphlets on a variety of legal topics, organizations and agencies
  • Information on pro se litigation workshops sponsored by Idaho Legal Aid Services and Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Information and referral to resources to protect children in high-conflict cases (e.g. visitation supervisors)
  • Instructional videos, with accompanying brochures on topics including an introduction to the court system, family law, and domestic violence
  • Coordination of workshops on obtaining a divorce, and on modifying and enforcing divorce or custody decrees
  • You can go to the State CAO Website to access and download court forms, instructions, and other CAO resources

Court Assistance Office locations:

Office Phone Address
Ada County Courthouse (208) 287-6963 200 West Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Bannock County Courthouse (208) 236-7067 624 E Center - Rm. 103A
Pocatello, ID 83201
Canyon County Courthouse (208) 454-7455 1115 Albany St. - Rm. 315
Caldwell, ID 83605
Gooding County Courthouse (208) 934-4261 624 Main
Gooding, ID 83330
Latah County Courthouse (208) 883-7221 522 S Adams
Moscow, ID 83843
Twin Falls County Courthouse (208) 736-4137 425 Shoshone St. North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Valley County Courthouse (208) 382-4150 219 N Main
Cascade, ID 83611
7th Judicial District Office (208) 589-9872
* cell phone
Field offices located in: Bingham, Bonneville,
Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi,
Madison and Teton Counties.